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Rat Jelly by   Michael Ondaatje - First Printing of the First Edition - 1973 - from Renaissance Books (SKU: 14414)

Rat Jelly

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Rat Jelly

by Ondaatje, Michael

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • First
Condition
Near Fine/No Jacket
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About This Item

Toronto: Coach House Press, 1973. Fine but for some sunning to spine and peripheries, and a bookplate of the Dreadnaught Press. Limited edition of 2000 copies, the hardcover is now quite uncommon.. First Printing of the First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

Synopsis

Rat Jelly is a collection of Ondaatje's poetry, all written between 1967 and 1973. These poems are predominately self-reflexive and explore the relationship between life and art, domestic and personal conflicts, and the destructive potential of artistic inclination. Some poems in this collection: ‘Letters and other worlds’, ‘King Kong meets Wallace Stevens’, ‘Spider blues’, ‘“The gate in his head”’, ‘Burning hills’,  ‘White dwarfs’,

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Bookseller
Renaissance Books CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
14414
Title
Rat Jelly
Author
Ondaatje, Michael
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Edition
First Printing of the First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Coach House Press
Place of Publication
Toronto
Date published
1973
Keywords
Canadian Poetry
Bookseller catalogs
Poetry;

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