En Famille: A Poem by Robert Creeley / Photographs by Elsa Dorfman. Robert Creeley, Elsa Dorfman.

En Famille: A Poem by Robert Creeley / Photographs by Elsa Dorfman

ISBN: 1887123261
New York, NY: Granary Books, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. "Robert Creeley and Elsa Dorfman bring us the real news of the different ways the word 'family' has been made to leap beyond its lexical meanings. Poet and photographer register how family is being re-envisioned by those who live as individuals within a 'securing center.' Beginning with, and subverting, "I wandered lonely as a cloud,' William Wordsworth's quintessential Romantic image of the self, Creeley writes a poem whose formal structure, its interlocking, echoing pattern of rhymed quatrains challenges our assumptions about the legacy of Romantic and Modernist poetry. It is not that their legacy or the family should endure in some rigid manner; it's that they have changed and are changing still." (John Yau, back cover). Book in very fine condition with only moderate rubbing to front, back covers esp. at fine-edges. From the library of Ken & Ann Mikolowski, co-founders of Detroit's visionary "Alternative Press." Handwritten scrap of blue paper used as bookmark, with Ken Mikolowski's handwriting on scrap noting upcoming schedule. Very Fine. [Item #2804]

Price: $15.00