The Wig. Charles WRIGHT.

The Wig

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1966. First Edition. Wright's second (of 3) books.

“The Wig” is a far angrier effort. “Malevolent, bitter, glittering, ...Mr. Wright’s style was “as mean and vicious a weapon as a rusty hacksaw,” and that he wielded it against blacks as well as whites. The book is an occasionally surreal, comic portrait of a black man, Lester Jefferson, who feels he must hide his blackness to achieve the acceptance and material rewards he thinks he deserves. (New York First Printing. Octavo (21cm); green cloth spine over black boards; black topstain; yellow endpapers; dustjacket; 179pp.; small spot of discoloration to topstain ,else a Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 3.95); bright, Fine condition.

Price: $75.00

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