A Different Drummer. William Melvin Kelley.
A Different Drummer
A Different Drummer
A Different Drummer
A Different Drummer

A Different Drummer

London: Hutchinson & Co., 1963.

First British edition. 223 pp. Black cloth with silver and red lettering on spine. Near Fine with tiny nick in spine in Very Good+ unclipped dust jacket, slightly worn at head and tail, closed tear in top of back panel, verso lightly foxed along folds and edges. Slight mustiness. Rare in both British and American editions.

The African-American author and professor's best-known novel, also his debut. He coined the term "woke" in a 1962 op-ed. Nearly a year after his death in 2017 interest in his works began to revive with a piece in The New Yorker dubbing him "The Lost Giant of American Literature." Item #140937548

Price: $450.00

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