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Under the Vulture Tree (SIGNED Plus SIGNED NOTE)

Bottoms, David

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ISBN 10: 0688068340 / ISBN 13: 9780688068349
Published by Morrow, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Daniel Montemarano (Newfield, NJ, U.S.A.)

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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on title page. Also SIGNED and inscribed again on the half-title page. $17.95 price on DJ flap. Also includes a short handwritten signed thank you note (ANS) from author laid-in. Bookseller Inventory # 005768

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Title: Under the Vulture Tree (SIGNED Plus SIGNED ...

Publisher: Morrow, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Poems deal with nature, winter, electricity, ghosts, traditions, music, city life, death, and the past

From Library Journal:

These poems of Georgia country life by the 1979 Walt Whitman Award winner are highly accessible. The merciful vultures of the title poem and a horse caught in a frozen pond, "half a white statue in a fountain of ice," are indeed memorable, and Bottoms grapples effectively with the dead that "stare fish-blind into the lights of hospitals" or, like his father, hauntingly await doom in World War II photographs. But most poems are told in a first-person narrative that becomes wearing, as the poet doesn't quite manage to be the vehicle for universality such a voice demands. The story-telling and the focus on our struggle with nature will appeal to some, but readers hungry for rich language and deep insights may be disappointed. Bettina Drew, English Dept., City Coll., CUNY
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