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High Pink on Chrome

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This little publication, the 11th by this well-respected English poet, marked a further development in the writer's thought. The poems present a series of petrified landscapes in which the reader is brought to recognise himself. As each poem turns back on the reader, it leads him to recognise that he himself produces these images of stasis, of death. It is indeed as though the problem of trust could only be resolved in death, in that everything in the poem is both there for the reader and is at the same time that which puts the reader in his place, in his relation to the poem and to the world. Thus the binding in of the reader to the language and of the language to the real is worked through in an ever-tightening circulation of subject positions.

Jeremy Halvard Prynne (b. 1936) is a British poet closely associated with the British Poetry Revival. Early influences include Charles Olson and Donald Davie. He excluded his first book, "Force of Circumstance and Other Poems" (1962) from his canon. "Poems" (1982) collected in one volume all the work he wanted to keep in print up to the time of publication, beginning with "Kitchen Poems" (1968). Further versions appeared in 1999, 2005, and 2015. Prynne was one of the key figures in the Cambridge group of Revival poets and was a major contributor to 'The English Intelligencer'. A Life Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Prynne retired from his academic posts in 2005, and from his post as College Librarian in 2006.

Our copy is in excellent condition, its 26 pages contained within a metallic pink card cover with the title in plain black lettering on the front, and showing only very minor signs of wear. The spine is very slightly faded. Inside, the stapled binding is firm, and there is a previous owner's name at the top of the front fep. The colophon indicates that this was a limited edition of 500 copies, but does not state a number for this example. The pages are all clean and bright with no marks.

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Author(s):
Prynne, J. H.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
20.5 x 13 x 0.5 cm
Edition:
1975
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
26
Publisher:
Saffron Press Ltd
Title:
High Pink on Chrome

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This little publication, the 11th by this well-respected English poet, marked a further development in the writer's thought. The poems present a series of petrified landscapes in which the reader is brought to recognise himself. As each poem turns back on the reader, it leads him to recognise that he himself produces these images of stasis, of death. It is indeed as though the problem of trust could only be resolved in death, in that everything in the poem is both there for the reader and is at the same time that which puts the reader in his place, in his relation to the poem and to the world. Thus the binding in of the reader to the language and of the language to the real is worked through in an ever-tightening circulation of subject positions.

Jeremy Halvard Prynne (b. 1936) is a British poet closely associated with the British Poetry Revival. Early influences include Charles Olson and Donald Davie. He excluded his first book, "Force of Circumstance and Other Poems" (1962) from his canon. "Poems" (1982) collected in one volume all the work he wanted to keep in print up to the time of publication, beginning with "Kitchen Poems" (1968). Further versions appeared in 1999, 2005, and 2015. Prynne was one of the key figures in the Cambridge group of Revival poets and was a major contributor to 'The English Intelligencer'. A Life Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Prynne retired from his academic posts in 2005, and from his post as College Librarian in 2006.

Our copy is in excellent condition, its 26 pages contained within a metallic pink card cover with the title in plain black lettering on the front, and showing only very minor signs of wear. The spine is very slightly faded. Inside, the stapled binding is firm, and there is a previous owner's name at the top of the front fep. The colophon indicates that this was a limited edition of 500 copies, but does not state a number for this example. The pages are all clean and bright with no marks.

Added value:
Scarce, limited edition
Author(s):
Prynne, J. H.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
20.5 x 13 x 0.5 cm
Edition:
1975
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
26
Publisher:
Saffron Press Ltd
Title:
High Pink on Chrome

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