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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.
Athens, University of Georgia, (1985). An uncommon book by an enormously versatile writer, who was a Steinbeck scholar before he published any of his own highly praised fiction or his influential study of Native American literature, Other Destinies: Understanding the American Indian Novel. Inscribed by Owens to the writer Bill Kittredge. Fine in a near fine, spine-faded dust jacket. [#027076] $340
Athens, University of Georgia, (1985). A scholarly study, preceding any of his works of fiction by several years, and one of two books of nonfiction he wrote about John Steinbeck's work. Fine in a fine, very mildly spine-sunned dust jacket. Scarce. [#025693] $285
Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, (1999). The advance reading copy of this novel (marked "Uncorrected Page Proofs"). Fine in wrappers. Published in the American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series, edited by Native American novelist Gerald Vizenor. After Owens' suicide in 2002 Vizenor called him "the most original scholar in critical theory" for Native American literature, and "an inspired, original literary artist, a masterful storier, and... an exceptional teacher." [#028493] $20
(NY), Dutton, (1996). The uncorrected proof copy of this novel that combines elements of suspense fiction with a strong dose of Native American culture and mythology. His first book to be published by a major trade publisher. Nightland received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation in 1997. Shallow lower corner crease to front cover; else fine in wrappers. [#030013] $20