From Flushing to Calvary. Edward DAHLBERG.

From Flushing to Calvary

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1932. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (20.5cm); tan cloth, with titling and rule stamped in black on spine and front panel; green topstain; dustjacket; 293pp. Tiny contemporary date to front endpaper, else Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket, lightly edgeworn, with toning to spine and flap folds, light dust-soil, and a few tiny nicks to extremities.

The second novel in Dahlberg's proletarian trilogy, which includes Bottom Dogs (1929) and Those Who Perish (1934). From Flushing to Calvary paints a realistic picture of slum life around Calvary Cemetary, New York. Though Dahlberg rejected this early work later in his career, these three novels remain a high water mark of the literature of the Great Depression, documenting with sympathy and poetry the lives of hoboes, immigrants, slum-dwellers, B-girls, and others of the vast American underclass of the thirties. COAN p.104. HANNA 896. RIDEOUT pp.295-296.

Price: $250.00

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