New York: The Dial Press, 1961. First edition. A collection of essays following his NOTES OF A NATIVE SON (1955). Includes revised versions of several of his previously published essays as well as new material. Near fine with small damp stain to bottom page edge near spine; in very good or better dust jacket with light wear to spine ends and tips, small scrape to front panel, red spine lettering mellowed to pale pink, and imperfection in dust jacket resulting in a light area along lower half of front spine fold.