The Work, the Joy & the Triumph of the Will. Armand Schwerner.
The Work, the Joy & the Triumph of the Will

The Work, the Joy & the Triumph of the Will

ISBN: 0912284897
New York, NY: New Rivers Press, 1977. Limited First Edition. Softcover. "Armand Schwerner has a remarkable and complex ear. His poems in this collection are ecstatic and lyric. They are beautiful songs; in some cases, hymns. He follows truly in the tradition of Whitman singing the song of pantheistic joy for the beloved self living in the beloved world. The voice is compelling, wondrous, alive with sensuous music." (entire back cover blurb by poet Diane Wakoski) A volume of poems by Armand Schwerner (1927-1999), an acclaimed Belgian-born poet & translator who is considered to be a member of the ethnopoetics movement (there is a blurb by Jerome Rothenberg, foremost exponent of the concept, among those on back cover). Also with a translation of the ancient play, Philoctetes, by Sophocles; illustrations throughout by Pat Passlof; & a photograph of Schwerner with his sons by the legendary Gerard Malanga opposite title page. With owner signature & date along outer side edge of front endpaper: "Thomas Michael Fisher 10.81 (drawing of sun with rays)." We believe the writer of this owner inscription to be the noted poet & editor (Star-Web Paper series, etc.). Large-format softcover original. As noted on copyright page, this is among a first edition of 1000 copies. A desirable Schwerner rarity with most-probable important association & provenance. In fine condition with only mild rubbing, soiling, browning & a few faint creases to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; mild spotting & browning to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only light wave-creases at upper & esp. lower corners of some mostly rear page leaves. Fine. [Item #3118]

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