- DeFanti, Charles
The Wages of Expectation: A Biography of Edward Dahlberg
New York University Press, New York, 1978, Trade Paperback, , First Edition, Near Fine /No Jacket
Some tiny bumps on corner. 'DeFanti's portrait re-creates Dahlberg's picaresque journey, from his impoverished days in his mother's Kansas City barbershop, to his vagabond wanderings throughout America, his expatriate period during the 1920s, his complicated (often comic) involvement with American radicalism, and his subsequent rejection of his early style and the re-emergence, following a long literary silence, of his grand autobiographical works, most notably, Because I Was Flesh.'