Title: SPINNING THE CRYSTAL BALL: SOME GUESSES AT ...
Publisher: Washington, DC: The Library Of Congress, 1967
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 22 pages. Published in 1967. Full transcript of the author's Library of Congress lecture. One of the finest speeches ever delivered on its subject. The first and only edition. Published in a tiny print run as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. The First Edition is now rare. Published on the occasion of the lecture delivered by the poet/author at the Library of Congress on April 24, 1967. Presents James Dickey's "Spinning The Crystal Ball: Some Guesses At The Future of American Poetry". Wallace Stegner famously wrote that Dickey's poems leave the reader with "an awed sense of the pure power of words". Better-known as the novelist who delivered "Deliverance" (the basis of the great film adaptation), Dickey was also one of the most important American poets of the 20th century. His greatest poems are typical of his writing in their blending of the physical and spiritual worlds, their memorable images, and the marriage of sound to sense. He explicitly celebrates all these qualities in his lecture. An absolute "must-have" title for James Dickey collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in green ink-pen on the very first page by James Dickey. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a late-modern classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the first and only edition available online and despite its imperfection (slight wear on some page edges, not affecting the text itself) is still in fine condition overall. A rare signed copy thus. One of the finest American writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 20022
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