New York: The Viking Press, 1959. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. New York: The Viking Press, 1959. First edition. Karl Shapiro's copy, signed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet on the front flyleaf. It was three and a half months after this collection was published that Shapiro's controversial articles for the New York Times Book Review appeared. In it, he declared poetry "a diseased art" and placed the blame firmly at the feet of Marianne Moore and other moderns poets like Wallace Stevens, T.S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound. Octavo. Original blue cloth-covered boards over a gray cloth spine, with silver stamping. Mild edgewear to the boards. Some general browning and minor wear along the extremities of the dust jacket, with the book's publication date stamped on the front flap; otherwise very good.. (Inventory #: 064113)
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