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Three Poems

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This little privately-printed volume is no. 87 of a limited edition of 126 copies, and bears a dedication by the poet himself addressed to an unidentified recipient and dated 1979. Two of the pieces are in recognisably poetic form, with lines and assonances; the third is a 'prose poem' entitled "Remembering the Dead".

David Gascoyne (10 October 1916 – 25 November 2001) was an English poet associated with the Surrealist movement. He also translated work by French surrealist poets. In a poetic landscape dominated by W. H. Auden and other more political and social poets, the surrealist group tended to be overlooked by critics and public alike. In later years, Gascoyne himself seemed remarkably resigned to the fact that he had not altogether achieved in poetry what he had set out to achieve when young, and had not sustained his remarkable early promise. He was nevertheless pleased whenever he received critical notice. When in his later years his attention was drawn to a balanced assessment of his work by Martin Seymour-Smith in that poet and critic's immense Guide to Modern World Literature (Macmillan), he was gratified both by the tone of the commentary and by the assertion that he was still widely read.

Our copy is in very good condition, its blue card covers showing no signs of age, wear or use apart from some minimal fading at edges and corners. There is a very faint border along the bottom edges. Title etc in black on a small white label pasted to the front cover. Inside, the 8 leaves of the 'book' are clean and bright, and very nicely printed (Tragara Press, Edinburgh).

Item details

Added value:
Limited edition no. 87/100, signed copy
Author(s):
Gascoyne, D.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
27 x 17 x 0.25 cm
Edition:
1976
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
4
Publisher:
The Tragara Press, Edinburgh
Title:
Three Poems

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This little privately-printed volume is no. 87 of a limited edition of 126 copies, and bears a dedication by the poet himself addressed to an unidentified recipient and dated 1979. Two of the pieces are in recognisably poetic form, with lines and assonances; the third is a 'prose poem' entitled "Remembering the Dead".

David Gascoyne (10 October 1916 – 25 November 2001) was an English poet associated with the Surrealist movement. He also translated work by French surrealist poets. In a poetic landscape dominated by W. H. Auden and other more political and social poets, the surrealist group tended to be overlooked by critics and public alike. In later years, Gascoyne himself seemed remarkably resigned to the fact that he had not altogether achieved in poetry what he had set out to achieve when young, and had not sustained his remarkable early promise. He was nevertheless pleased whenever he received critical notice. When in his later years his attention was drawn to a balanced assessment of his work by Martin Seymour-Smith in that poet and critic's immense Guide to Modern World Literature (Macmillan), he was gratified both by the tone of the commentary and by the assertion that he was still widely read.

Our copy is in very good condition, its blue card covers showing no signs of age, wear or use apart from some minimal fading at edges and corners. There is a very faint border along the bottom edges. Title etc in black on a small white label pasted to the front cover. Inside, the 8 leaves of the 'book' are clean and bright, and very nicely printed (Tragara Press, Edinburgh).

Added value:
Limited edition no. 87/100, signed copy
Author(s):
Gascoyne, D.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
27 x 17 x 0.25 cm
Edition:
1976
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
4
Publisher:
The Tragara Press, Edinburgh
Title:
Three Poems

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