Item #021014 SIGNED TYPESCRIPT: MONEY. A Jazz Opera. Amiri BARAKA, LeRoi JONES.


Newark/Washington, DC: December 1978 - January 1979. Manuscript. A photocopied ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT by Baraka consisting of 135 loose pages, many of them with pencil or ink markings and annotations, housed in an orange paper folder with "MONEY/orig)" in Baraka's hand on the front cover. The manuscript is SIGNED in full by the author at the conclusion with the date and place in type. MONEY was first produced Off-Broadway in 1982 with music by George Gruntz, the director of the Zurich opera and orchestra, and later in part at George Wein's New York Jazz Festival in the early 1990s. According to Baraka, MONEY was even "banned in France by the United States" because it was considered anti-American. A few pages with coffee stains, expected general use. Complete and Very Good. Item #021014

Price: $7,500.00