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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by  Maya Angelou - First Edition - 1969 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140942592)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by Angelou, Maya

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New York: Random House, 1969. First Edition. First edition, first printing, first issue. [vi], 281, [1] pp. Bound in publisher's black cloth stamped in gilt with publisher's imprint in metallic red; with red topstain. Slight lean, tiny smudge on page facing title page, else Fine in a bright, unclipped dust jacket with faint staining to verso near foot. An attractive copy of Angelou's bestselling first autobiography.

Synopsis

Titled after a stanza from Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem “Sympathy,” I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the first of a series of seven autobiographical novels by African-American poet and writer Maya Angelou. Personally deeply involved and affected by the civil rights movement, the volume explores racism and identity in her early life.   I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was nominated for the National Book Award in 1970. However, due to its depiction of controversial subjects such as sexuality, lesbianism and rape, the use of the novel in classrooms has been frequently challenged.

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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
140942592
Title
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author
Angelou, Maya
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1969
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Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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