Cold Moon: The Erotic Haiku of Gabriel Rosenstock. Gabriel Rosenstock, Peter Sluis.
Cold Moon: The Erotic Haiku of Gabriel Rosenstock
Cold Moon: The Erotic Haiku of Gabriel Rosenstock
Cold Moon: The Erotic Haiku of Gabriel Rosenstock
Cold Moon: The Erotic Haiku of Gabriel Rosenstock
Cold Moon: The Erotic Haiku of Gabriel Rosenstock

Cold Moon: The Erotic Haiku of Gabriel Rosenstock

ISBN: 0863221653
Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland: Brandon Book Publishers Ltd., 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Gabriel Rosenstock to Thomas Rain Crowe. "Windy day/ every tree shakes its head/ conspiring with you" (pg. 43) A volume of evocative, often explicitly erotic haiku by Gabriel Rosenstock, the acclaimed Irish poet who usually writes exclusively in the old Irish language. Here, a haiku is first presented in English, then in Irish below it on one page. No translator is credited, so we presume that Rosenstock himself wrote both versions of each haiku. Opposite each Haiku page is a beautiful black-&-white illustration that depicts it, mostly with sly metaphorical images, by Peter Sluis, a Netherlands-born artist who lives in Dublin. First edition, hardcover in dust jacket illustrated in color by Sluis. On the title page, Rosenstock has hand-written & signed: "For Thomas/ (signed) Gabriel." "Thomas" is Thomas Rain Crowe, the noted 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). An unusual & desirable (wink) Rosenstock collectible, quite scarce in original hardcover, with rich poet-to-poet association & provenance. Book in very fine condition with only the slightest bit of wear at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; moderate spotting to edges of text block esp. upper edge. Interior very fine with spotting in mostly blank areas of front paste-down & endpaper, first & last few page leaves. Unclipped dust jacket very fine with only very light wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers, spine & flaps; faint scratches at back cover; sparse spotting at thin upper edges of blank flaps. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #3657]

Price: $50.00