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Danticat, Edwidge. CREATE DANGEROUSLY: THE IMMIGRANT ARTIST AT WORK. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 190 pages. As New/As New.

Collection of essays on subject. One of the best books on American immigrant literature ever written. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Edwidge Danticat's Princeton University Lectures in their final published form. "Locates the inimitable power of truth. Authorship becomes an act of subversion when one's words might be read and acted on by someone risking his or her life if only to read them. Danticat reminds us that, in a cruel twist of fate, her native Haiti gained independence in a bloody slave uprising, not long after the United States did: Our ties, usually unexamined, run painfully deep. Whether eulogizing her family, writing on leading journalist Jean Dominique's assassination and exiled author Marie Vieux-Chauvet, or discussing Madison Avenue Primitive Jean-Michel Basquiat, Danticat documents what it means for an immigrant writer to create dangerously for immigrant readers who read dangerously, awakened and no longer participants in a culture of historical amnesia" (Publishers Weekly). Every book by Edwidge Danticat is quietly enthralling. It blows away the shallow and self-indulgent life stories of her fellow American writers, and deserves to be read by anyone who still cares about writing as literature. An absolute "must-have" title for Edwidge Danticat collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Edwidge Danticat. Laid-in are pristine copies of the Souvenir Program and Bookmark of the Brooklyn Book Festival 2013, during which the author's signature was obtained. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Foundation Grant in 1998 for "The Farming of Bones". Finalist for the National Book Award in 2007 for "Brother, I'm Dying". Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of the "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century". Winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant in 2009. One of the most brilliant living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER EDWIDGE DANTICAT TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0691140189. $50.00

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