This is not a Print-on-Demand or facsimile book. It was published as a paperback by Quill, 105 Madison Ave., New York, NY, a division of William Morrow & Co. in 1983 with a price of $5.95. From the paperback cover: One morning a young wanderer wakes up to see a band of karate students engaged in deadly combat. Seduced by the sheer impossibility of their feats, and by the stunning brown belt in their midst, he is soon absorbed into their worlds - in which the spirit of karate supplants all else. The author, Harry Eugene Crews (1935-2012) , was born in Georgia. He was an American novelist, playwright, short story writer and essayist.
Used availability for Harry Crews's Karate is a Thing of the Spirit
January 1972 : UK Hardback
August 1983 : USA Paperback
April 1973 : UK Paperback
April 1972 : USA Paperback