Portrait of the Artist as an Abominable Snowman: Selected Poems. Gabriel Rosenstock.
Portrait of the Artist as an Abominable Snowman: Selected Poems
Portrait of the Artist as an Abominable Snowman: Selected Poems
Portrait of the Artist as an Abominable Snowman: Selected Poems

Portrait of the Artist as an Abominable Snowman: Selected Poems

ISBN: 0948259566
London, England; Boston, MA: Forest Books, 1989. First Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by Gabriel Rosenstock to Thomas Rain Crowe. "As may be evident from the remarkable title of this volume, (Gabriel) Rosenstock is an advocate of East-West relations. He claims that the Indo-European origins of his chosen language are still apparent in various facets of the submerged Gaelic culture. Poetry in Irish- the language of the oldest and most sophisticated verse craft in Western Europe- is currently enjoying a renaissance. Gabriel Rosenstock is representative of a new generation of poets." (from back cover) A volume of new & selected poems by Gabriel Rosenstock, the acclaimed Irish poet who writes exclusively in the old Irish language, & who has even translated works by such esteemed poets as Seamus Heaney from English into Irish. The first section of then-new poems are presented in Irish & translated into English by Jason Sommer on opposite pages; the selected poems are presented in the same manner with translations by Michael Hartnett. Trade-format softcover original, first UK edition. On the title page, opposite a photo portrait of the poet by Bill Doyle, Rosenstock has hand-written & signed: Best/ wishes/ for 2000, Thomas!/ (signed) Gabriel." "Thomas" is Thomas Rain Crowe, the acclaimed American poet & publisher who was at the center of the Baby Beat Generation/ Second San Francisco Renaissance during the 1970s (see our book, Starting from San Francisco, item No. 3071, Deluxe Edition No. 3075). A key collectible in the Rosenstock canon, with important poet-to-poet association & provenance. In very fine condition with only mild rubbing & scratching to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; faint creases at back cover & at/near spine edges; mild rubbing & spotting to edges of text block esp. upper edge. Interior very fine, substantially mint. Very Fine. [Item #3557]

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