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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Modern Library
Publication date February 1, 1995
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679601470
ISBN-10 0679601473
Dimensions 1 by 4.75 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $13.50
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The highly acclaimed novelist and biographer Albert Murray tells his classic memoir of growing up in Alabama during the 1920s and 1930s in South to a Very Old Place. Intermingling remembrances of youth with engaging conversation, African-American folklore, and astute cultural criticism, it is at once an intimate personal journey and an incisive social history, informed by “the poet’s language, the novelist’s sensibility, the essayist’s clarity, the jazzman’s imagination, the gospel singer's depth of feeling” (The New Yorker).

“His perceptions are firmly based in the blues idiom, and it is black music no less than literary criticism and historical analysis that gives his work its authenticity, its emotional vigor and its tenacious hold on the intellect. . . . [It] destroys some fashionable sociopolitical interpretations of growing up black.”—Toni Morrison, The New York Times Book Review

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Hardcover
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from Modern Library (February 1, 1995)
9780679601470 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $13.50
About: The highly acclaimed novelist and biographer Albert Murray tells his classic memoir of growing up in Alabama during the 1920s and 1930s in South to a Very Old Place.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (September 3, 1991)
9780679736950 | details & prices | 240 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.00

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