Allophanes. First Edition

By: BOWERING, George

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BOWERING, George. Allophanes. Toronto : The Coach House Press, (1976). First Printing. Pp. (56). Unpaginated. Tall 8vo, printed blue paper wrappers, French flaps, dark blue lettering to front & spine, triangular porthole cut to front cover. George Harry Bowering, OC, OBC (b. December 1, 1935, Penticton, British Columbia). "This poem was written from September to December in1974, & from all appearances seems to bridge a gap between the politics of 'At War with the U.S.' & the cultural narrative of 'A Short Sad Book'. It began with a sentence heard in the author's head: The snowball appears in Hell every morning at seven. It was said in the voice of Jack Spicer. The author knew something was up, & went deliberately to hear some more voices as best he could, & hurried to write down what they were saying. Astute readers will recognize some of them. Allo means all. Phanes means appearances. The poem tries not to get one without the other. The scientific usage of the term attends the shifting colours of mineral formations, such as stalactites, lights in a cave. The word could also be translated as those things which are other than what they at first appear to be, all taken together." - from the front flap. Small sticker ghost to front cover, name inked to flyleaf, four characters inked to rear flap, else very good. 20.00

Title: Allophanes. First Edition

Author Name: BOWERING, George

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Coach House Press, Toronto, 1976,:

Seller ID: 101845

Keywords: LITERATURE POETRY UNITED STATES CANADA CANADIAN LITERARY VERSE POETS,