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Collected Poems

Edwin Denby

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ISBN 10: 0916190005 / ISBN 13: 9780916190002
Published by Full Court Press, New York, 1975
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Protected jacket has a small spot in the upper left corner in front and minor edge wear, covers in fine shape, binding straight, pages clean and unmarked. First Edition. Number 84 of a signed limited edition of 100. Author's signature follows the text. Very rare and highly collectible. Bookseller Inventory # 002673

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Title: Collected Poems

Publisher: Full Court Press, New York

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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BRAND NEW FIRST EDITION 2nd printing dust jacket hardcover, clean text, solid stiff binding and text, NO remainders NOT ex-library slight shelfwear / storage-wear; WE SHIP FAST. Carefully packed and quickly sent. 201512301 Edwin Orr Denby (February 4, 1903 - July 12, 1983) was an American writer of dance criticism, poetry and a novel. In 1935, soon after Denby's return to New York City, Orson Welles and John Houseman asked him to adapt Eugène Marin Labiche's Un Chapeau de Paille d'Italie for the stage. The play, titled Horse Eats Hat, was scored by Paul Bowles and was performed as a Works Progress Administration Federal Theatre Production in 1936. Denby spent his childhood first in Shanghai, China, then in Vienna, Austria, where his father served as consul general from 1909 to 1915, before coming to the United States in 1916. He was educated at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut; and attended Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but failed to graduate. He also attended classes at the University of Vienna, before obtaining a diploma in gymnastics (with specialty in modern dance) at the Hellerau-Laxenburg school in Vienna in 1928. He performed for several years, notably with the Darmstadt State Theater and celebrated triumphs alongside Claire Eckstein, a German ballerina and choreographer.[2] Looking for someone to take his passport photo, he encountered photographer and filmmaker Rudy Burckhardt in Switzerland in 1934, and the two remained inseparable for the rest of Denby's life. The following year, they returned to New York City, New York, and rented a loft for eighteen dollars a month in a five-story walk-up building on West 21st Street in Chelsea. Denby's friendship with painter Willem de Kooning. During his lifetime, being ambivalent about the publication of his poetry, he was known primarily as a dance critic. We recommend selecting Priority Mail wherever available. (No shipping to Mexico, Brazil or Italy.)

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