New York: St. Martin's Press, 1979. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's pictorially illustrated stiff paper wraps.
Kansas-native Jim Richardson’s three year photo-documentary project chronicling the daily rituals of students and teachers in Rossville, Kansas (population 1,100). After graduation the students provided retrospective captions for Richardson’s intimate black-and-white photos, describing the excitement and heartbreak of homecoming, exams, going steady, graduation and other timeless milestones in their awkward teenage years. “Probably it was a good thing that I did this book as a young man, when I could still feel the urgency of not being old enough soon enough. Later I may be wise. This book contains no wisdom, just yearning.” Richardson also wrote an accompanying article published in the Topeka Capital-Journal that earned him a Pulitzer nomination. Stated first printing; published simultaneously in hardcover. General overall light wear, rubbing to spine and some creasing to lower wrap. Very good. Item #3139