Tall octavo, royal blue cloth covered boards. 64 pp. plus biographical note on the author. SIGNED by the author on the front end paper. Dust jacket is clean with no tears and minimal shelf wear. Interior pages are clean. Binding is tight. Bookseller Inventory # 001755
From Library Journal:
In his first volume since Sweet Will ( LJ 4/15/85), Levine explores his past (I looked down from great height/ at a burned world I believed/ I never had to enter."). But he did enter this burned world, a world of commerce, the daily "buying and selling" of souls. Levine's power derives from colloquial language fueled by anger. But in some of these 20 poems, anger dissipates to bitterness and his language goes flat. The long title poem, though, is its cornerstone: Levine's Tom Jefferson is a survivor of the consequences of commerceits wars, race riots, urban wastelands. Tom endures, like his winter garden, because he "believes/ the roots need cold,/ the earth needs to turn/ to ice and snow so a new fire/ can start up in the heart/ of all that grows."Robert Hudzik, P.L. of Cincinnati & Hamilton Cty.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: A Walk With Tom Jefferson: Poems
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date: 1988
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf May 1988, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible - Very Good. First Edition. First edition stated. Near Fine in like dustjacket. Corners and spine ends bumped but not rubbed; just the slightest bit of rubbing at the corners and spine ends of the jacket. Signed by Levine on the front free endpaper. Signed By Author. Bookseller Inventory # 193181
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with one tiny closed tear to the top of the front panel. Signed by Levine on a tipped-in page done by the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # 109019
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. A lovely copy. The text is clean and bright and unmarked in any way. The jacket is clean and bright with minimal edgewear. Jacket is now in protective plastic sleeve. First edition stated, first printing ( no other printings listed). Signed by Mr. Levine on a tipped-in page. Not price clipped. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000563
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1988. Book Condition: Fine. Uncorrected proof. Slightest bit of fading at the spine, still fine in wrappers. Signed by the poet. Bookseller Inventory # 307143
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1988. Book Condition: Fine. Uncorrected proof. Slightest bit of fading at the spine, still fine in wrappers. Signed by the poet. Bookseller Inventory # 307144