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ANGEL ARMS

by Kenneth Fearing

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket


New York, NY: Coward McCann, Inc, 1929. Text/NEAR NEW w/sporadic light brown spotting (acidic paper reaction). Beige linen boards/VG; sound with surface soiling & marked spine discoloration. DJ/None. Anthology. First published volume of powerful verse from major American poet and novelist of the Depression era Kenneth Fearing (1902 - 1961), social activist and founding editor of Partisan Review. Collection of 24 poems. Lead, narrative poem is St. Agnes' Eve: "The dramatis personae include a fly-specked Mondday evening/ A cigar store with stagnant windows/ Two crooked streets/ Six policeman and Louiie Glatz... Louie holds up the cigar for $14.92, does not stop when Officer orders him to and whips out a gun. The poem explodes with "rat-a-tat-tats" and "blam-blam-blams". Dolan dead and moments later, Louie the Rat's soul "rose through his mouth in the form of a derby hat". A defintive version of the less definitive circumstances surrounding the Michael Brown, Ferguson, Missouri incident of August 9, 2014?. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition, First Thus.
  • Bookseller: 100 POCKETS US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 018412
  • Title: ANGEL ARMS
  • Author: Kenneth Fearing
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Edition: First Edition, First Thus
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Coward McCann, Inc
  • Place: New York, NY
  • Date published: 1929
  • Keywords: Anthology/Poetry/Verse/American/Great Depression Era
  • Bookseller catalogs: Poetry/Verse;

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