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Jazz

Morrison, Toni

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ISBN 10: 0679411674 / ISBN 13: 9780679411673
Editorial: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1992
Usado Condición: Fine Hard Cover
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This is the true US first edition / first printing (after the rare Franklin Library special edition). A superb copy of this unforgettable 1920's Harlem-based novel, by the Nobel Prize-winning author of 'Beloved'. Slight forward lean to the book. Small inscription on inside page. Otherwise, excellent. Not price-clipped, and with no bookplates or ex-library marks. All of our books are protected by a removable plastic cover, and sent with care. N° de ref. de la librería 000268

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Título: Jazz

Editorial: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Año de publicación: 1992

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: First Edition

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Sinopsis:

In the afterglow of a clean triumph--her widely celebrated, Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller, Beloved--Toni Morrison moves to even higher ground. This, her eagerly awaited new novel, Jazz, is spellbinding for the haunting passion of its profound love story, and for the bittersweet lyricism and refined sensuality of its powerful and elegant style.

It is winter, barely three days into 1926, seven years after Armistice; we are in the scintillating City, around Lenox Avenue, "when all the wars are over and there will never be another one...At last, at last, everything's ahead...Here comes the new. Look out. There goes the sad stuff. The bad stuff. The things-nobody-could-help stuff." But amid the euphoric decisiveness, a tragedy ensues among people who had train-danced into the City, from points south and west, in search of promise.

Joe Trace--in his fifties, door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, erstwhile devoted husband--shoots to death his lover of three months, impetuous, eighteen-year-old Dorcas ("Everything was like a picture show to her"). At the funeral, his determined, hard-working wife, Violet, herself a hairdresser--who is given to stumbling into dark mental cracks, and who talks mostly to birds--tries with a knife to disfigure the corpse.

In a dazzling act of jazz-like improvisation, moving seamlessly in and out of past, present, and future, a mysterious voice--whose identity is a matter of each reader's imagination--weaves this brilliant fiction, at the same time showing how its blues are informed by the brutal exigencies of slavery. Richly combining history, legend, reminiscence, this voice captures as never before the ineffable mood, the complex humanity, of black urban life at a moment in our century we assumed we understood.

Jazz is an unprecedented and astonishing invention, a landmark on the American literary landscape--a novel unforgettable and for all time.

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Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. ; 229 pages; Description: 229 p. ; 22 cm. Subjects: African Americans --Fiction

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