Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1988. First Edition.
Small Quarto (9 3/8 x 6 1/8 inches; 240 x 157 mm), x, 132 pages, in red cloth, titles to spine, in an unclipped, printed dust jacket (hard cover).
INSCRIBED by Charles Johnson on the title page: "For _____, / With my thanks! / Charles / Johnson/ 4/22/98." Johnson's analysis of major Black writers: Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Paule Marshall, Gayl Jones, Toni Cade Bambara, Gloria Naylor, Ntozake Shange, Clarence Major, Ishmael Reed, John McCluskey, Jr., Ernest Gaines, John Edgar Wideman, James Alan McPherson, David Bradley, Amiri Baraka, and John A. Williams.
CONDITION: Upper board mildly splayed but internally clean, bright, and unmarked. The dust jacket shows only slight edge wear. Near Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Item #559