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Author Name:    SMART, Elizabeth

Title:   A Bonus. Second Edition.

Publisher:    Polytantric Press, London, 1977, ISBN:0224014943 

Seller ID:   100918

SMART, Elizabeth. A Bonus. [Introduction by Jill Neville]. London: Polytantric Press, (1977). Second Edition. Pp. (4),5-55,(1). 8vo, illustrated whitecard covers with black titles to front and spine. "After three decades of silence, Elizabeth Smart, author of the classic 'By Grand Central Station ISat Down And Wept', has produced these poems. Do not be deceiveed by their casual, throwaway style, their modest demeanor; these are distillations of experience which only someone who has suffered all and forgotten nothing c ould invoke. They have the clarity of death-bed visions though perceived inthe prime of life. Even the Nature Notes, those botannical observations at the back of this book have all the hallucinatory freshness of the world -- if you are leaving it, or if you have just arrived." - from Neville's intr oduction. Includes the following poems: "There's Nobody Here But Us Chickens", "Doubt In A Garden", "Ouch! Says The Saint", "Bulbs, Corms, And Tubers", "The Rhythm And The Rhyme", "A Bonus", "Trying To Write", "Babies", "Inside The Bearded Man", "I Want To Leave A Message", "In My Shattered Garden","Is This Pain Justified?", "Is There A Message For Me?", "There Are Two Mo vements In a Woman's Life", "Christmas Is Coming", "Cleanliness Is NOT NextTo Godliness", "Accumulation", "A Terrible Whiteness", "CPS & JBP", "Littl e Magazines", "To Patrick Kavanagh On Reading His Poem 'Is'", "Parental Doubt", "The Useful Dead", "Winter Landscape", "Mining", "Hangover", "Rhyme IsWrong", "Margery Kempe", "Are Flowers Whores?", "The Great Blue Spruce", " The Male Fruit", "The Anxious Mother Spider", "A Little Newt", "An ArrogantSnail", "Beaver", "Two Dogs", "Ladies' Tresses", "The Shepherd's Purse", a nd "Blake's Sunflower". Name inked to half-title leaf, four characters inked inside rear cover, else very good. Due to the small size of this book, shipping costs will be cheaper than quoted. 20.00


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