THE COLOR CURTAIN: A Report on the Bandung Conference, by Richard Wright - 1956 [1st Ed]


The Color Curtain: A Report on the Bandung Conference

by Richard Wright

First Edition. Published by: The World Publishing Company. Cleveland, Ohio. 1956. 

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition, with a VERY GOOD DJ. 

  • Black cloth boards with inked cover illustration remain free of major signs of age or wear. 
  • Boards are gently scuffed with light white stains to areas.
  • Corners are gently bumped with rubbing to the front lower right corner. 
  • Spine is firm with red inked title block and gilt lettering and exhibits pushed ends. 
  • Binding is firm. 
  • Pastedowns bear small book owner's sticker with writing in pencil to the rear pastedown. Please see photos. 
  • Writing in pencil to the "About the Author" page and facing page otherwise inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. Please see photos. 
  • Interior is gently age-toned though overall remains free of major signs of age or wear.
  • Textblock top edge is dyed solid with discolored spots while the remaining edges are gently age-toned and foxed. 
  • DJ is nicely preserved behind Mylar and is backed with archival paper.
  • DJ is age-toned, scuffed and stained with tears and portions missing from the edges, including the spine ends and corners. Please see photos. 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • JS20180909

Foreword by Gunnar Myrdal. 221 pages. 5.75" by 8.5"

"African-American author Richard Wright's book
The Color Curtain: A Report on the Bandung Conference (Cleveland and New York: World, 1956) is based on his impressions and analysis of the postcolonial Asian-African Conference, which was a gathering of representatives from 29 independent Asian and African countries, held in the city of Bandung, Indonesia, April 18–24, 1955. In addition to drawing on its author's experience as a reporter at the conference, The Color Curtain bases its analysis of the postcolonial world on Wright's interactions with several modern Indonesian writers and intellectuals. Since its publication in 1956, Wright's Indonesian travelogue has been a prominent first-hand account of the Bandung Conference."

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Year Printed: 1956
Modified Item: No
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Topic: Asian
Binding: Hardcover
Region: North America
Author: Richard Wright
Subject: Literature & Fiction
Original/Facsimile: Original
Language: English
Publisher: The World Publishing Company
Place of Publication: Cleveland Ohio
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
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