The Opening of the Field. Robert Duncan.
The Opening of the Field
The Opening of the Field

The Opening of the Field

New York, NY: Grove Press, 1960. First Edition, Third Impression. Softcover. An early collection of poems by Robert Duncan (1919-1988), a major figure in 20th century letters, associated with the Beat Generation, the San Francisco Renaissance (of which he was a Founding Father) & the Black Mountain School. The first poem, "Often I Am Permitted to Return to a Meadow," is one of his most famous & "...provides a commentary on Duncan's work as a whole,and serves as a precursor for his work to come..." (from the Academy of American Poets biographical essay). This copy is from the first edition, third impression of 2000 copies published during June 1966, with all points present in Bertholf's definitive descriptive bibliography (see A11 (c), pg. 49). Softcover in sewn binding. An essential collectible in the Duncan canon, in a respectably rare form. In fine condition with only mild rubbing, browning & sparse spotting to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; mild rubbing & occasional spot-staining at edges of text block. Interior very fine with tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves; mild rubbing at blank lower margins of a few of same. Fine. [Item #3658]

Price: $40.00