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Author Name:    LAYTON, Irving

Title:   Tightrope Dancer. First Edition, Paperback

Publisher:    McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1978, ISBN:0771048718 

Seller ID:   32043

LAYTON, Irving. The Tightrope Dancer. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1978). First Edition. Pp (8),9-112. 8vo, illustrated white and red card covers, black spine, red and black lettering to front cover, red and white lettering to spine. Mansbridge, Irving Layton : An Annotated Bibliography A34,Spadoni and Donnelly 2984. Cover drawing: Marilyn Quirk. "In the hands of Irving Layton, poetry is an alive, exciting adventure -- and it has rarely been more so than in the pages of this, his newest collection. Canada's most public poet here presents the culmination of his life's work, distilling in these lyrics the essence of themes that have occupied him throughout hislong and spectacular career. With cosmic vision and matchless wit, Layton dances on a poetic tightrope stretched between the extremes of sexuality anddeath, love and loathing for the human condition. Love poems, travel poem s, poems of youth and old age, epigrams and odes, all are turned by his expert craft into vibrant expressions of the state of humanity, its potential for good and its capacity for evil. His language is fired throughouth by the passionage intensity of one of the century's most eloquent, most imaginative, most stirring poetic voices." - from the rear cover. Covers lightly rubbed, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bitcheaper than quoted. 25.00


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