ALBERTI, Rafael. MALLAN, Lloyd, trans. Poets of the Year series).
Title: Selected Poems of Rafael Alberti. First Edition.
Publisher:  New Directions, New York, 1944,
Seller ID: 105599
ALBERTI, Rafael. Selected Poems of Rafael Alberti. Translated by Lloyd Mallan for the Poets of the Year. (New York): New Directions, (1944). First Printing. Pp. (32). Unpaginated. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers with red decoration of bull to front cover, red and black lettering to front cover, french flaps. A volume in The Poets of the Year series. "So great has grown the fame of Garcia Lorca that another modern Spanish poet -- Rafael Alberti -- who deserves to rank with hum has been unjustly obscured. Alberti, a friend of Lorca's is now in exile, living in Argentina. It is hard to present an important poet in a brief selection, but Mr. Mallan has made an excellent choice of significant poems from different phases of Alberti's evolution.His early lyrics, his poems in surrealist vein, his great elegy for the de ath of the bullfighter Ignacio Sanchez Mejias, and finally poems inspired by the Spanish Civil War are all represented here. To them Mr. Mallan has prefaced a brief but revelatory account of Alberti's work." - from the front flap. Includes the following poems: "Three Poems from 'Marinero en Tierra':Vendor's Submarine Cry, If My Voice Should Die On Land, and Physical Geogr aphy', "Open Letter", "Buster Keaton Searches Through the Forest for His Sweetheart, a Full-Blooded Cow (A Poem for Recitation)", "Guests of the Mists(Thre Recollections of Heaven, in homage to Gustavo Adolfo Becquer)", "Tha t Burning Horse Through the Lost Forests (An Elegy for Fernando Villalon, 1881-1930)", "To See and Not to See You (An Elegy for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias)", and "Four War Poems: They Fell and Did Not Fall, The Soldiers Sleep, Nocturne, And After the War". Light browning to spine, nicking to spine ends,corner of front flap trimmed (but not price-clipped), else very good. Ex-l ibris R.J. MacSween, with his acquisition note inked to half-title. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 30.00