GINKGO. by Pollak, Felix (1909-1987)

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GINKGO.

Edition: First printing in wrappers.

New Rochelle, NY: The Elizabeth Press, (1973). First edition - The third collection of poetry by this writer who was also a translator and rare books librarian (a poetry prize awarded by the University of Wisconsin Press since 1994 is in his honor) This collection includes his most famous poem, "Speaking: The Hero", which has frequently been cited as a forceful example of Vietnam war protest poetry ("I did not want to go. / They inducted me."), though it was written in response to the atrocities committed in World War II. One of 500 copies designed by Martino Mardersteig and printed on Magnani paper rag by the Stamperia Valdonega in Verona. 78 pp plus colophon.

Condition: Very near fine in plain white wrappers with a printed overwrapper in olive green with self flaps (hint of sunning to spine, previous owner's name - that of poet Elizabeth Harrod - on first page)

Book ID: 83372
Keywords: Poetry
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