The Inner Trees: Selected Poems of Yvan Goll. Yvan Goll.
The Inner Trees: Selected Poems of Yvan Goll
The Inner Trees: Selected Poems of Yvan Goll
The Inner Trees: Selected Poems of Yvan Goll

The Inner Trees: Selected Poems of Yvan Goll

ISBN: 9781945680250
Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, 2019. First Edition. Softcover. Signed by editor Thomas Rain Crowe. "Yvan Goll is one of the great lyric poets and authors of the twentieth century and is at the same time arguably the most neglected poet of the twentieth century. Goll was in the avant-garde of various literary scenes from the beginning. A central figure in the German world of Dada and Expressionism in Berlin, he was a founder...of the French Surrealist movement in Paris. Author of some fifty books of poetry, plays, fiction and essays...It is the "simple visionary grace" of the poems themselves and Yvan Goll's importance to twentieth century literature that have been the driving forces behind translators such as Kenneth Rexroth, Robert Bly, W.S. Merwin, Galway Kinnell, William Carlos Williams, Kenneth Patchen, Paul Zweig and Nan Watkins, who translated the work in this collection of important poems written during the all-too-short arc of his life." (from back cover) An anthology of selected poems by Yvan Goll (1891-1950), the great French-German poet who with his wife-muse Claire was a pioneer of the Dada & Surrealist movements at their inceptions & heydays. Edited & with an introduction by Thomas Rain Crowe, the acclaimed 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). Crowe mentions or discusses Goll frequently in SFSF as an influence & inspiration to him & other poets in the BBG/SSFR circles. On the title page, just below his printed name & reference as editor, Crowe has hand-written his signature in blue ink. Also with images of vintage photographs, book covers & illustrations. Trade-format softcover original, first edition. A key Goll collectible with very significant association. In very fine condition with only slight rubbing to glossy front, back covers & spine; a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps, creases at corners of page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4013]

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