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Hagedorn, Jessica. PETFOOD & TROPICAL APPARITIONS. San Francisco, CA: Momo's Press, 1981. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 88 pages. As New. Signed.

The author's second collection of poems, prose-poems, and short stories. Limited Edition of 50 hardcover copies. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, including the paperback retrospective called "Danger and Beauty". A brilliant production by Jon Goodchild and John Woo: Regular-sized volume format. Handsome red hard boards with black titles on cover and spine, as issued. Text by Jessica Hagedorn. Fantasy-themed etchings by Richard Powell, which are an homage to the art and music of Jamaica, particularly reggae and its greatest exponent, the late Bob Marley, to whom the book is dedicated. Printed on thick uncoated stock paper in the United States to the very highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. In a celebrated New Yorker Magazine review, Jessica Hagedorn was praised by John Updike, the most influential reviewer/critic in America, as one of the finest writers of her generation. Harold Bloom, the greatest living literary critic, weighed in and wrote that "Hagedorn expresses the conflicts experienced by Asian immigrants caught between cultures. She takes aim at racism in the United States and develops in her dramas the themes of displacement and the search for belonging". A lovely book. A "must-have" title for Jessica Hagedorn collectors. This title is very prominently and beautifully signed in glossy pink marker on the title page by Jessica Hagedorn. The signature glows beautifully against the light. This title has been out-of-print for a very long time, is now virtually impossible difficult to find, and highly collectible. This is the only copy available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Finalist for the National Book Award in 1990 for "Dogeaters". Voted the Best Book of the Year by the Before Columbus Foundation. One of the most accomplished living American writers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JESSICA HAGEDORN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0917672151. $150.00

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