The Flea of Sodom [*SIGNED*]

By: Dahlberg, Edward

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Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[moderate wear to top and bottom edges, light foxing to top page edges; jacket edgeworn, wrinkling/creasing at top and bottom edges of rear panel, small tears and a bit of paper loss at several corners of rear panel]. (Direction 18) Series INSCRIBED ("For [George] Kirgo, - / a valiant defender / of the good little books / that are never noticed / but Remembered -- / My good wishes") and SIGNED by the author; additionally dated "Dec 14 50 / N.Y.C." in his hand. "These little essays are an Orphic prayer for a Mythology -- a supplication for the return to ritual and to the tutelary deities who guarded bread, wine, sheep and horses. The book is an examination of the occidental mind in poetry and literature, but the essays themselves are poems and fables, having nothing in common with modern criticism." Like that's a good thing, apparently. Introduction by Herbert Read; the book is dedicated to Read and his son Benedict. Signed by Author

Title: The Flea of Sodom [*SIGNED*]

Author: Dahlberg, Edward

Categories: Literary Criticism,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Norfolk CT, New Directions: 1950

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18804

Keywords: Literature Mythology