Essay Writer

EDMUNDS, Murrell

Sojourn Among Shadows

Idaho: Caxton, 1936

8vo, pp. 144. Original grey boards, lettered in black on front panel and spine. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper with just a little wear at folds and spine ends.

First edition.
Murrell Edmunds (1898-1981) was from a distinguished Southern family, and abandoned a legal career to become a writer. A native of Virginia, his outspoken opposition to racial segregation made him unpopular in Lynchburg (the clue may be in the name), and he settled in the more cosmopolitan New Orleans. Edmunds' commitment to equality covered all social groups, as this deeply weird novel-cum-parable demonstrates.
A very nice copy in the dustwrapper (on the reverse of which is printed the Caxton list: an intriguing mix of obscure poets and New West Americana).

Keywords: Murrell Edmunds

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