Ixion's Wheel. First Edition in dustjacket


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GUSTAFSON, Ralph. Ixion's Wheel. Toronto / Montreal : McClelland and Stewart, (1969). First Edition. Pp (12),13-128. 8vo, pink & orange decorated paper-covered boards, black cloth spine, lettered in gilt. Spadoni & Donnelly 2100. Design by Don Fernley. Ralph Barker Gustafson (b. August 16, 1909, Lime Ridge, Quebec - d. May 29, 1995, North Hatley, Quebec), Canadian poet, anthologist, and university professor. "With Ixion's Wheel, Ralph Gustafson emerges as a world traveller of zest and irony. He responds to life and to great art with an immense range of sympathy and response. Gustafson is an ironist, investigator, lover, is moved by both the massive and the miniscule.Travelling through the Rocky Mountains, Egypt, Greece, the poet is attract ed by petroglyphs, mummies, and Aphrodite. Passing through Dachau, he mourns man's inhumanity to man. Coming upon Franz Liszt's piano, he comes to terms with death itself. But comedy is never far away. [...]" from the dj. Thepoems are arranged by year. First Year : "Into the Tonquin Valley", "On th e Columbia Icefield", "In the Valley of the Ten Peaks", "Contrary to the Grandeur of God", "At Moraine Lake", "At Takkakaw Falls", "The Walk in Yoho Valley", "On Yoho Pass", "In the Valley ot Wenkchemna", "The Trail under Mount Michael", "The Single Delight", "On the Flanks of Carnarvon", "Lake Hamilton", "On Mountain Summit", "On Mount Revelstoke", "Over toward Mystery Lake", "On the Yukon Run", "In the Yukon". Second Year : "A Choice of Sculpture: Notre Dame, Paris", "At the Matterhorn", "Piazza della Repubblica: Milano", "On the Top of Milan Cathedral", "Santa Maria Novella: Firenze", "Michelangelo Looks Up Not Sleeping:: the Duomo Workyard, Florence", "Gall Placidia, Empress of the West, Builds her Tomb: Ravenna ", "The Horses of Saint Mark", "The Mori: Venezia", "Last Judgement: The Westwall Mosaics, Torcello", "Orgelkonzert im Stephansdom: I9 Uhr", "The Passage: Göta Kanal", "The Swans of Vadstena", "Vreta Kloster", "Sankt Goransmonumentet : Stockholm", "Sunday Queue: Tower of London", "Gift Reader and Adviser: Tottenham Court Road", "At Will Shakespeare's Grave", "Marble Fragment: British Museum", "OnComing on a Chapter-head Memento Mori of William Blake in the British Muse um Print Room". Third Year : "The Mosaics, Kariye Djami: Istanbul", "Couperin-Le-Grand in Turkey", "On the Heresy - Akhnaten: Cairo Museum", "Alexander in Egypt: Luxor", "On the Diadem of Princess Khnoumit: Cairo Museum", "The Valley of Kings", "At Sounion", "At Mykenai", "On the Bull-Leapers' Fresco: Knossos", "Out of Crete", "At Delos", "The Histiaean Poseidon: Athens", "Agamemnon's Mask: Archeological Museum, Athens", "A Conviction: Not far off Salamis", "At a Performance of Euripides' The Trojan Women: Epidaurus", "Aesthetics at Delphi", "The Philosophy of the Parthenon", "At the Trevi Fountain: Rome", "Franz Liszt: Tivoli", "Assisi", "Casa Guidi: Firenze", "Virgin with Child and Saints, Botticelli: Ufizzi Gallery", "At the Pinakothek Ruins: Munich", "From the Train Window: Dachau", "At Franz Liszt's Grave", "Franz Liszt's Dummy Piano: Bayreuth", "On a Small Etruscan Bronze", "At Will's Grave Again", "The Resurrection of the Body: Morning Prayer, Westminster Abbey", "Footnote to Giacometti", "Among the Elgin Marbles". Fourth Year : "Large Canvas: Rijksmuseum", "La Chute d'Icare", "The Vieux Marché: Rouen", "Tapestry Piece: Bayeux", "Mont Saint-Michel", "In the Apartments at Langeais", "Above the Aletsch Glacier", "Am Bachsee, with Thoughts of Vietnam", "Kandinsky: Improvisation No. 26", "Churchyard near Treuchtlingen", "Kammer Konzert, Neue Schloss, Bayreuth", "The Parthenon in Moonlight", "Agamemnon's Palace at Mykenai", "At the Odeum of Herodes Atticus: Athens", "Old Lady Seen Briefly at Patras", "Late Evening: Sounion", "Message on a Shard, 6th Century B.C.: Stoa, Athens", "Interior, St. Mark's, Venice: Assumption Day", "In the Vatican Museum", "For the Third Time (with My Love) Some Doggerel for Will", "To Will Shakespeare, Gent.", and "Postscript". Name, else very good in rubbed, lightly soiled & edgeworn but unclipped dustjacket. 15.00

Title: Ixion's Wheel. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: GUSTAFSON, Ralph

Categories: 888,

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1969,:

Seller ID: 100911