Very Good in Very Good jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Text unmarked. Protected in Brodart cover. Boards and jacket lightly bumped and shelf worn on corners, edges and spine ends. Quantity Available: 1. ISBN: 0807607320. Inventory No: 123422.
Faint pencil mark on front flyleaf, else a fine copy in near fine dust jacket; jacket spine is lightly faded, tiny tear and slight tanning on rear panel, else bright and crisp. SIMIC, Charles. RETURN TO A PLACE LIT BY A GLASS OF MILK. Poems. Octavo, blue cloth, pp. x, 70.
VERY GOOD in Very Good Minus Dust Jacket. Simic's fifth book of verse. "The initiation into pre-verbal, pre-conceptual consciousness is a common modern obsession, as are its Waysóchildhood, folklore, eroticism, foods, animals, and plants. What is uncommon, in Charles Simic, is the level of imagination and gnarled wit broughtİtoİthe quest. Fine lines are everywhere in these poems: the bird's 'chirp, likeİaİburning candle / Onİaİwindy threshold'; or, inİaİbelle dame sans merciİpoem, 'The migrant's fire of her long hair / Harm's way she comes and also the smile's round about way. ' And yet, one is often disappointed by hollow rhetoric ('Its ritual and secret life / Where I wishİtoİbe anointed') and by the fashionably automatic sanctification of the trivial ('The Garden of Earthly Delights'). This is clearlyİaİbook everyone should read; equally clearly, it falls short of the greatest irrationalist poetry in concentration and commitment." ReviewedİbyİDaniel Weiss, İVirginia Quarterly Reviewİ(Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review) Light rubbing to extremities. Shelf-and-edgewear to dustjacket. Tight binding. Faint tobacco odor.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ jacket. First edition, hardcover, faint foxing to page edges and endpapers, otherwise a Near Fine copy in a VG+ dustjacket which has some light internal foxing and a few tiny nicks to the edges, and which was folded at a slight angle so that the rear flap sticks up a little.
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