Bronchial Tangle, Heart System. Robert Peters.
Bronchial Tangle, Heart System
Bronchial Tangle, Heart System

Bronchial Tangle, Heart System

ISBN: 0914102044
Hanover, NH: Granite Publications, 1974. First Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by Robert Peters to James Perrizo. "He would enter/ the enfolding woods/ slip into shadow/ velvet/ and return late/ often with game/ materialize/ it seemed/ hours after/ I had dreamed of him/ transformed/ into tree branch/ into wolf/ crushed by storm/ or tree/ bloodsmear on/ snowcrust" (first stanza, "Father," pg. 43) A collection of themed poetry by Robert Peters (1924-2014), the great American poet, playwright, critic & scholar. The poems are divided into three parts, entitled River, Home & Lake, preceded by an invocation-like Prologue. The chief subjects are Peters' ancestors & relatives, including his father, mother & a very young beloved son Richard who suddenly & tragically died years earlier; & the rural Wisconsin environment of his parents & youth, including gangster lore (it was an area to where Chicago mobsters retreated). On the title page, Peters has hand-inscribed & signed: "Jim (underline)/ This is where the/ Dillinger poems started (underline)/ (signed) Robert Peters/ (doodle-flourish)." "Jim" is the late James Perrizo, a major Beat-&-Beyond collector & scholar who was a friend of & corresponded extensively with Peters. Indeed, the poem "What John Dillinger Meant to Me" (pgs. 28-29) describes the notorious outlaw's misadventures in Wisconsin. With reproduction of "wedding picture of Dorothy Keck & Samuel Peters, North Dakota, Sept., 1923" (copyright page), that is Peters' parents about a year before his birth, on front cover. Trade-format softcover, first edition as stated on copyright page. A key collectible, & to the poet's psyche & heritage; the Peters equivalent to William S. Burroughs' Cobblestone Gardens, greatly enriched by this inscription, association & provenance. In very fine condition with only mild rubbing, occasional small spot-staining & browning/sunning esp. at margins & edges of front, back covers & spine; very light wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; very light wear & a few small spot-stains at edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at upper corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3269]

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