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Kill the Messenger Who Brings the Bad News: Kelly, Robert

Kill the Messenger Who Brings the Bad News

Kelly, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0876854331 / ISBN 13: 9780876854334
Published by U.S.A.: Black Sparrow Press, 1979
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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242 pg. A fine condition book in fine acetate dust jacket. Sewn binding with quarter cloth and paper over boards. This is #67 of 250 hardbound copies numbered and signed by Kelly. A very nice collectible book. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-18967940560

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Title: Kill the Messenger Who Brings the Bad News

Publisher: U.S.A.: Black Sparrow Press

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

Everything that ought to be known about Robert Kelly can be found in his books, of which this is the fortieth.


From "The Court Painter":
How can I show you the truth of

anyone witout his face you ask?

The face is the last thing I paint,

& the least important.

It is there to trick the subject

into thinking he is one,

that he has been 'represented.'

But where he is is in a fold

of cape, shadow of a label,

wrinkle between elbow & those wide

gold stripes that tell how great he is

About the Author:

Robert Kelly (THE TIME OF VOICE, RED ACTIONS, etc.) is the author of more than 30 books of poetry. He began his career in New York where he was associated with the Deep Image poets. He lives in Annandale-on-Hudson where he has taught at Bard College for more than 40 years.

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