The Art of Darkness. First Edition

By: McFADDEN, David.

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McFADDEN, David. The Art of Darkness. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1984). First Printing. Pp. (8),9-136. 8vo (139 x 215 mm), art-illustrated blue card covers, with white lettering to front cover, black & blue lettering to white spine. With a b&w photo of McFadden on rear cover.

Spadoni & Donnelly 3552.

David William McFadden (b. October 11, 1940, Hamilton, Ontario – d. June 6, 2018, Toronto).

McFadden's fifteenth collection of verse.

"'The Art of Darkness' is a breakthrough book. In the long poems, 'Night of Endless Radiance' and 'Country of the Open Heart', David McFadden has found his way to an extraordinary new music -- reflective, muscular, wildly improvisatory. Here the planet earth, the kitchen sink, dreams of redemption / apocalypse cohabit remarkably."


"Night of Endless Radiance",
"Country Hotel in the Niagara Peninsula",
"Anticipating a Trip to Ontario",
"Dying Metaphors",
"The Night Watchman",
"How I'd Like To Die",
"Return of the Native",
"Malcolm Lowry",
"Thirty-four Lines about Horses",
"The Bunny Farm",
"The Cow That Swam Lake Ontario",
"Little Bird in the Mountains",
"The Concept of Egolessness",
"New York",
"Canada / My Earliest Memory",
"Truckers at a Truckstop",
"The Seduction of Queen Elizabeth II",
"Velma's Giant Cinnamon Buns",
"Natural History of Cages",
"After Reading Shiki's Poem",
"Secrets of the Universe",
"Margaret Hollingsworth's Typewriter",
"Mickey Mouse",
"Stormy January",
"Pat Lowther",
"Dreary Weekend at Halfmoon Bay",
"White Dog",
"Bev and Dwight",
"Adults at Play",
"Serenity and Posterity",
"Oscar Wilde",
"The Hunchback",
"Tibetan Mandala",
"Margaret Hollingsworth's Milk",
"Love's Golden Splendor",
"The Armadillo",
"Work Poem",
"Annie and Ian",
"Crossing Second Narrows Bridge",
"Letter to My Father",
"Kitsilano Beach on a May Evening",
"Frank O'Hara",
"The Deer Hunter",
"The Rat",
"Negative Ions",
"A Sentimental Introduction",
"A Cup of Tea with Issa",
"Tibetan Monologue",
"Dick the Amateur Gardener", and
"Country of the Open Heart."

Name inked to half-title, four characters inked inside rear cover, minor crease to rear fore-corner, else very good. 30.00

Title: The Art of Darkness. First Edition

Author Name: McFADDEN, David.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1984, ISBN:0771055129: 1984

ISBN Number: 0771055129

ISBN Number 13: 9780771055126

Seller ID: 107251