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Southways. Erskine CALDWELL.


New York: Viking Press, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing of this collection of 16 short stories abiout Gerogia poor whites from the author of "Tobacco Road." 8vo: 206pp. Publisher's coarsely woven slate blue cloth, spine and upper cover ruled in red and lettered in black, top edge stained slate gray, others untrimmed, price-clipped illustrated dust jacket. About Fine (probably unread), spine lightly faded, else square, tight and bright; about Fine jacket minutely rubbed at spine tips. Coan, p. 43. Hanna 568. Agnew, p. 35. Fine- / Fine-. Item #BB1285

Short stories about poor whites in Georgia. In 1936, Caldwell began a collaboration with photographer Margaret Bourke-White that bore fruit in the 1937 book You Have Seen Their Faces. "During their month-long, thirty-five-hundred mile driving trip through the South, the two began an affair that would last on-and-off for several years, with the two occasionally living together. Caldwell’s wife, Helen, who continued to live in Maine with the children, would take her fhusband back whenever Bourke-White rejected him. In 1938, Helen finally filed for divorce. She retained custody of their three children and lived the rest of her life in Maine. Caldwell and Bourke-White became a celebrity couple, hounded by photographers and gossiped about in the papers. Perhaps because of the distractions of this relationship, his 1938 collection of short stories, Southways, was not of the same quality as his earlier work and was panned by critics." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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