Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Poems. Translated by Walter McElroy.
Publisher: NP: The Banyan Press, .
Publication Date: 1947
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description The Banyan Press, [Pawlett, Vermont], 1947. First Edition. 8vo, pp. 65. Of an edition of 1060 copies this is number 11 on Behany paper. With the bookplate of poet William Jay Smith. Bound in cloth backed boards, a very good copy. from Wikipedia: Tristan Corbière (18 July 1845 & 1 March 1875), born Édouard-Joachim Corbière, was a French poet born in Coat-Congar, Ploujean (now part of Morlaix) in Brittany, where he lived most of his life before dying of tuberculosis at the age of 29. Corbière's only published verse in his lifetime appeared in Les amours jaunes, 1873, a volume that went almost unnoticed until Paul Verlaine included him in his gallery of poètes maudits (accursed poets). Thereafter Verlaine's recommendation was enough to establish him as one of the masters acknowledged by the Symbolists, and he was subsequently rediscovered and treated as a predecessor by the surrealists.Close-packed, linked to the ocean and his Breton roots, and tinged with disdain for Romantic sentimentalism, his work is also characterised by its idiomatic play and exceptional modernity. He was praised by both Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot (whose work he had a great influence on). Eliot used his self-description as "Melange adultère de tout" as the title for one of his own (French) poems. Many subsequent modernist poets have also studied him, and he has often been translated into English. Seller Inventory # 58287
Book Description Banyan Press, (No place), 1947. 8vo, cloth-backed boards, glassine dust jacket. Small spot of offsetting to front free endpaper, otherwise a fine copy in chipped glassine. Small spot of offsetting to front free endpaper, otherwise a fine copy in chipped glassine. First edition, regular issue. One of 1000 numbered copies printed on Bethany paper (out of a total edition of 1060 copies printed). Seller Inventory # 8822