Good Night, Paul. Robert Peters.
Good Night, Paul

Good Night, Paul

ISBN: 1879194066
San Francisco, CA: GLB Publishers, 1992. First Printing. Softcover. "Robert Peters has come a long way from his impoverished beginnings in rural Wisconsin. With a series of impressive academic degrees, he has taught in Universities from coast to coast, has published both scholarly and literary prize-winners, and has been the recipient of several major fellowships. He has also written and acted in numerous performance versions of some of his works, and has a reputation as a feisty, energetic, and responsible critic of poetry." (pg. V) A collection of poems by Robert Peters (1924-2014), the great American poet, playwright, performer & critic. The "Paul" of the title is Paul Trachtenberg, Peters' life partner to whom this volume is dedicated, & the subject of the title poem & some others. The many themes & topics of these poems are exemplary of the vast & varied oeuvre of this "Poet's Poet" (from back cover). Trade-format softcover original, first edition as stated, unusually, on band at lower edge of front cover; "First printing, December, 1991" as stated on copyright page. The actual copyright year is stated as 1992. With frontispiece image of a poster for a 1918 film titled "Good Night, Paul"; classic (uncredited) engraving with "Gentlemen" added above doorway to humorous effect on front cover. A desirable, later Peters collectible that could serve as a capsule representation of his overall canon. In very fine condition with only very slight wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #3330]

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