Plainwater. Anne Carson.


New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing, octavo size, 270 pp. Fine / fine. Item #CNJL2216

Anne Carson (b. 1950) is one of today's most highly-regarded poets; a New York Times reviewer wrote: "In the small world of people who keep up with contemporary poetry...[Carson] has been cutting a large swath, inciting both envy and admiration."

She has garnered multiple awards during her career, including "fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the American Academy in Berlin. She has also received the Lannan Literary Award, the Pushcart Prize, and the Griffin Poetry Prize" (n.b., above quotes from the web site of the Poetry Foundation).

___DESCRIPTION: Quarter bound in blue textured paper with silver lettering on the spine, paper boards (yellow on the front and red on the back), the front board with her initials in silver, First Edition stated on the copyright page with no subsequent printings stated (which, per Zempel, indicates a first printing), note that per the copyright page the volume was published simultaneously in Canada; octavo size (8 5/8" by 5 13/16"), pagination: [i-viii] [1-3] 4-260 [2 pp. publication notes]. In a glossy paper dust jacket showing the original price of $23.00 (in the US), both panels and spine with blocks of different colours, front flap with the price and a summary of the book.

___CONDITION: Fine, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; a few marks on the fore-edge of the back board, else fine. The unclipped dust jacket is also fine, clean, the edges crisp, the red on the spine still deep (not sunned). The book still has the tight feel of an unread book, other than the few small marks it is as new.

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Price: $100.00

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