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1 Wright, Charles ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO GET ALARMED ABOUT
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1973). 0374114080 / 9780374114084 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in white-lettered maroon cloth shelfback over yellow salt-and-pepper boards; maroon top-edge tint; in a fine, if age-toned, illustrated dust jacket, with artwork by Milton Glaser...one of his best designs. 
"Wright has worked out a language and a landscape that is a kaleidoscope of mystery and simplicity, filled with miracles and puzzles...ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO GET ALARMED ABOUT is terrific! It is surreal, erotic, comic, satirical, alive!"--Clarence Major. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Wright, Charles COUNTRY MUSIC: Selected Early Poems
Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, (1983). 0819550663 / 9780819550668 Second printing, so stated on copyright page. Hardcover. Faint soiling to page edges, thus nearly fine, in tan cloth with black spine stamping; in a nearly fine dust jacket showing some mild age-toning, a hint of fading to spine panel. 
Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. Comprised of poems from THE GRAVE OF THE RIGHT HAND (1970), HARD FREIGHT (1973), BLOODLINES (1975) and CHINA TRACE (1977). 1983 American Book Award for Poetry. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 Wright, Charles THE MESSENGER
New York: Farrar, Straus & Company, (1963). B0006AYKSC First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine; in a lightly rubbed photo-pictorial dust jacket with several closed tears at the spine ends. 
THE MESSENGER is Wright's critically acclaimed first novel in his African-American New York City trilogy. The other two published works are: THE WIG (1966), and ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO GET ALARMED ABOUT (1973). He is currently writing a memoir. 
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4 Wright, Charles THE WIG: A Mirror Image
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1966). B0006BNRZI First edition, first printing. Jacket design by Milton Glaser. Hardcover. Fine, in white-lettered turquoise cloth shelfback over black boards blind-debossed with a striking image of the back of a man's head; in a dust jacket with a vertical crease to the rear flap, but that is otherwise fine. 
Wright's "style, as mean and vicious a weapon as a rusty hacksaw, is the perfect vehicle for his zany pessimism..... THE WIG is a brutal, exciting, and necessary book."--NY Times. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 Wright, Charles THE WIG: A Mirror Image
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1966). B0006BNRZI First edition, first printing. Jacket design by Milton Glaser. Hardcover. Tiny area of faint stain to first few leaves, else fine, in white-lettered turquoise cloth shelfback over black boards blind-debossed with image of the back of a man's head; in a fine, faintly age-toned dust jacket, showing a faint crease to rear flap. 
Wright's second novel, a comedie noire, a kind of CANDIDE in Harlem, set in "an America of tomorrow."--author's note. 
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6 Wright, Charles THE WORLD OF THE TEN THOUSAND THINGS: Poems 1980-1990
New York: Farrar Strauss Giroux, (1990). 0374523266 / 9780374523268 First edition, first printing: trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Minor soiling to page edges, and scattered within, thus near fine; in illustrated wraps. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. 
"There is no poet of his generation whose career has unfolded with such genuine authority as Charles Wright's, or whom I read with more astonishment and gratitude. There is no book published this year I could recommend more highly."--J.D. McClatchy. 
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