THE SHAKO. The Magazine of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Vol. 33, #1

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THE SHAKO. The Magazine of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Vol. 33, #1
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[Charleston, SC]: The Citadel, . First Edition Quarto (9" x 12") bound in pictorial wraps. The scarce official organ of the student body at the Citadel, this issue distinguished by the presence of very early writing by Pat Conroy, author of THE GREAT SANTINI, THE PRINCE OF TIDES, and other novels, many of which include his alma mater to various degrees. This issue features the story "A Monologue of Drums," the first piece of fiction (he had previously published poetry) by him to appear in THE SHAKO and possibly the first published anywhere, as he had just turned 19 years old at the time. This appearance predates his first book, THE BOO, by 6 years. Also included is Vol. 34, #2, Spring 1966, which does not contain any writing by Conroy. Very light use. Near Fine (Item ID: 017234)


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