The Cotillion or One Good Bull is Half the Herd.
Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel inscribed by the author
Novel of an upwardly mobile black woman who wants her daughter to move up into New York’s café society. Inscribed by the author: “For the Spector’s and Liberation—John O. Killens 3–14–71.” Killens wrote six novels for adults; The Cotillion was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1971, but no award was given that year. (ANB) Ephemera laid into the book includes an invitation to a NAACP-sponsored book signing for this novel (with a blurb by Maya Angelou); the 4-page program for that event; and an invitation to a 1966 book signing sponsored by Ossie Davis, Sidney Poitier and others, for Killen’s book of essays, Black Man’s Burden (1965).
Description: The Cotillion or One Good Bull is Half the Herd.
New York: Trident Press (1971). First Edition. 256pp. Yellow pictorial cloth; dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper. Three pieces of ephemera laid in. Minor wear to head and tail of dust jacket with old, inexpert tape mend on verso of its rear panel; very good.
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