The Ballad of the Burglar of Babylon

Bishop, Elizabeth, woodcuts by Ann Grifalconi

Published by Farrar , Straus and Giroux, New York, 1968
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[40p] 9.5x8 inches landscape layout, illustrated poem, very good first edition stated in white cloth boards with vignette on cover, unclipped dj with chipped head and tail of spine (inch-long pieces missing). True story of the Brazilian 'gangster' Micu?u told in ballad form, forty-seven quatrains; "The story is true," says the poet. "I was one of those who watched the pursuit of Micucu through binoculars". Sample verse: "They don't know how many he murdered / (Though they say he never raped), / And he wounded two policemen / This last time he escaped." Bishop lived in Rio de Janeiro for 15 years and the tale is of the poor of Rio who live desperate lives on the hills near the wealthy city itself. Bookseller Inventory # 216513

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Title: The Ballad of the Burglar of Babylon

Publisher: Farrar , Straus and Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 1968

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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