The Gold Diggers and Other Stories. Robert Creeley.
The Gold Diggers and Other Stories
The Gold Diggers and Other Stories
The Gold Diggers and Other Stories

The Gold Diggers and Other Stories

New York, NY: Scribners, 1965. First Trade Edition. Softcover. Signed & Inscribed by Robert Creeley to Ken & Ann Mikolowski, Founders of Detroit's "Alternative Press." Hugh Kenner once said that Robert Creeley was "the Samuel Taylor Coleridge of his generation." "Had I lived some years ago," writes Creeley in the introduction, "I think I would have been a moralist, i.e., one who lays down, so to speak, rules of behavior with no small amount of self-satisfaction. But the writer isn't allowed that function anymore, or no man can take the job on very happily, being aware (as he must be) of what precisely that will make him." In "The Gold Diggers and Other Stories," Creeley writes as a diligent student of his forefathers, and the influence of many a great short-story artisan from the Modernist era heavily impacted him here in this volume. True first trade edition, as indicated by the marking "A-8.65 [Col]" on copyright page. Signed "Bob" by Robert Creeley with inscription: "for Ken and Ann / with love, / Bob." "Ken and Ann" are Ken & Ann Mikolowski, founders of Detroit's "Alternative Press," publishers of many Beat//New York School/Black Mountain-related authors. A clean first trade edition with great association, considering we can virtually guarantee Ken himself caused the front cover crease from reading it. Book in fine condition with slight uniform rubbing to front, back covers; slight spot under the first "e" in "Creeley" on the front cover; established opening-crease from prior reading running through front cover nearest spine-edge; slight shelf-wear throughout; minute chipping at all edges of front cover. Fine. [Item #2722]

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