The Centennial, Review Vol. XXVI No. 1. David Mead, Beverly Gross, Oscar Mandel, Nicolaus Mills, John N. Serio, Diane Wakoski.
The Centennial, Review Vol. XXVI No. 1
The Centennial, Review Vol. XXVI No. 1
The Centennial, Review Vol. XXVI No. 1

The Centennial, Review Vol. XXVI No. 1

ISBN: (ISSN)01620177
East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, 1982. First Printing. Softcover. Signed by Diane Wakoski. This number of the scholarly literary journal chiefly edited by David Mead & published by Michigan State University's College of Arts & Letters features four poems by Diane Wakoski, the acclaimed & prolific poet who was then a Professor & Poet-in-Residence at MSU, & who still resides in Michigan. On the first page of her contribution (pg. 51), Wakoski has hand-written her signature with characteristic series of vertical doodles. It is noted on this page that the poems are from a then-forthcoming collection, The Magician's Feastletters, which was published by Black Sparrow Press later that year (1982). Also in this issue are essays by Beverly Gross about Joseph Heller's Catch-22; Oscar Mandel concerning poetry in the theater; Nicolaus Mills entitled "The Crowd in the Classic American Novel"; John N. Serio about the poetry of T.S. Eliot; & more. With notes on contributors, a few ads of contemporary publications. A rich issue in this fine academic series; & a very rare collectible in the vast Wakoski canon. In near-fine condition with only slight browning, rubbing to front, back covers & spine; very light wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; light browning-(water?)staining through spine & esp. onto spine-edges of covers without apparent warpage; very slight spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Near Fine. [Item #3434]

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