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RIDING THE EARTHBOY 40

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  • Seller:Full Paper Jacket
  • Sales Rank:5,361,844
  • Format:Import
  • Language:English (Unknown)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:First Edition
  • Pages:54
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1.4
  • Dimensions (in):9 x 6 x 1
  • Publication Date:1971
  • ASIN:B0000EE2UX
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Synopsis
Now with an introduction from celebrated poet James Tate, Riding the Earthboy 40 is the only volume of poetry written by acclaimed Native American novelist James Welch. The title of the book refers to the forty acres of Montana land Welch?s father once leased from a Blackfeet family called Earthboy. This land and its surroundings shaped the writer?s worldview as a youth, its rawness resonates in the vitality of his elegant poetry, and his verse shows a great awareness of a moment in time, of a place in nature, and of the human being in context. Deeply evoking the specific Native American experience in Montana, Welch?s poems nonetheless speak profoundly to all readers. With its new introduction, this vital work that has influenced so many American writers is certain to capture a new generation of readers.

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