House Made of Dawn. Signed by N. Scott Momaday. First Edition, First Printing. Harper & Row. New York, 1968.

$900.00

N. Scott Momaday is a Kiowa Native American and defining figure in the Native American Literary Renaissance. Born in Oklahoma, Momaday draws from his Native experience to craft brilliant poetry, folklore, and novels. He completed a doctorate at Stanford University in the 1960s, then published critically acclaimed stories and poetry. These early works established him as a talented new voice in American letters. Yet his literary career truly ascended when his first novel, House Made of Dawn, was published in 1968. It won the Pulitzer Prize the following year, and literary historians generally agree that it ushered in the Native American Literary Renaissance. The novel follows Abel, a downcast tribal member, as he returns to the reservation after serving in WWII. Over years and through various setbacks, Abel finds his way back to his culture and family. Initially conceived as a book of poetry, House Made of Dawn contains elegant, colloquial prose and fully formed characters. Numerous authors, including Leslie Marmon Silko, Sherman Alexie, and Louise Erdrich, have cited House Made of Dawn as a major influence, one set apart by its perspective and literary quality.

This first edition, first printing is in very good condition. It is signed by N. Scott Momaday on the title page. In the original half cloth boards, near fine with only fading to top edge. Text block very good with only rust residue and indentation from a paperclip to first several leaves. In the original dust jacket, very good with only creases to edges and a small closed tear to front corner. This copy contains a pamphlet from the 2007 National Book Festival wherein N. Scott Momaday held a signing event.

A very good signed first edition of House Made of Dawn. Scarce.

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House Made of Dawn. Signed by N. Scott Momaday. First Edition, First Printing. Harper & Row. New York, 1968.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in