The Love Poems of James Laughlin. James Laughlin.
The Love Poems of James Laughlin

The Love Poems of James Laughlin

ISBN: 0811213870
New York, NY: New Directions Books, 1998. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. A small volume of selected love poems by James Laughlin (1914-1997), the great editor & publisher in the Pantheon of literature with such giants as Barney Rosset & Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Laughlin was a very gifted & impassioned poet, as proven in these selections. First softcover edition, preceded the previous year (1997) by a hardcover edition, published in Laughlin's memory as a tribute after his death by his iconic imprint, New Directions. Under Laughlin's leadership, ND was immune to censure by the literary establishment & brought the most innovative, groundbreaking & brilliant novelists', poets' & playwrights' works to countless readers, with inestimable & continuing influence. As noted on back cover, "This small paperback edition of his finest love poems is a perfect memorial to one of the twentieth century's most important men of letters." In very fine condition with only a bit of rubbing, spotting & scratching to front, back covers & spine; a few miniscule bumps at edges & corners of same; light rubbing & spotting to edges of text block. Interior virtually mint. Very Fine. [Item #3613]

Price: $20.00