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Black Light

(1966)
A novel by

 
 
Black Light is a voyage of discovery and transformation. Set in Iran, it tells the story of Jamshid, a quiet simple carpet mender, who one day suddenly commits a murder and is forced to flee. With this violent act his old life ends and a strange new existence begins.

Galway Kinnell combines his gift for precise imagery with a storyteller's skill in this journey across the Iranian desert-away from the fragile self-righteous virtues of adopted moral tradition, into the disorder and sexual confusion of agonizing self-knowledge. First published in 1966 by Houghton Mifflin, this extensively revised paperback edition of Black Light brings a distinguished novel back into print.



Used availability for Galway Kinnell's Black Light

Paperback Editions

October 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Black Light: A Novel
Author(s): Galway Kinnell
ISBN: 1-61902-589-2 / 978-1-61902-589-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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October 1980 : USA Paperback
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Title: Black Light: A Novel
Author(s): Galway Kinnell
ISBN: 0-86547-016-2 / 978-0-86547-016-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: North Point Pr
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Kindle Editions

October 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Black Light: A Novel
Author(s): Galway Kinnell
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA