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The Zodiac

Dickey, James; Marsman, Hendrik

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ISBN 10: 0385020651 / ISBN 13: 9780385020657
Published by Doubleday & Co., New York, New York, U.S.A., 1976
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First printing. Oblong octavo. Red cloth, gilt titles & zodiac decoration to front. Long poem based on poetic fragments by Hendrik Marsman, a Dutch sailor. Book very good plus. DJ slightly soiled, 1/4" tear at bottom; else very good. 62 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 174

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Title: The Zodiac

Publisher: Doubleday & Co., New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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In the first major long poem of his career, James Dickey finds inspiration in the experiences of a real-life Dutch sailor, Hendrik Marsman, who during a lifetime at sea was bedazzled by the constellations and possessed by the mysteries of the zodiac. On the verge of madness, he wrote bits of poetry, and it is from these fragments of Marsman's verse that Dickey has fashioned his most masterly work to date.

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