Hue and Cry
Boston, Little Brown, (1969). His first book, a collection of stories that defied the mold of late 1960s black writing by refusing to yield to the easy temptation to substitute political diatribe for literary accomplishment and postured anger for real, human feelings. A lengthy blurb on the dust jacket from Ralph Ellison -- author of Invisible Man, perhaps the most acclaimed African-American novel of the 20th century -- lionizes McPherson for precisely this accomplishment, on its own terms, unaided by the winds of political correctness. Inscribed by the author "with affection and respect" and signed "James A. McPherson." Cloth a bit mottled; near fine in a good, heavily rubbed dust jacket with a couple of internal tape repairs. [#022058] $475

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