[Item #5929] D.H. Lawrence, and the High Temptation of the Mind. Charles Olson, D. H. Lawrence.
D.H. Lawrence, and the High Temptation of the Mind
D.H. Lawrence, and the High Temptation of the Mind
D.H. Lawrence, and the High Temptation of the Mind
D.H. Lawrence, and the High Temptation of the Mind

D.H. Lawrence, and the High Temptation of the Mind

Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1980. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Charles Olson (1910-1970), the great American poe, was a link between earlier modernist figures such as Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams and the third generation modernist New American poets. The latter includes the New York School, the Black Mountain School, and some of the artists and poets associated with the Beat generation and the San Francisco Renaissance. Today, Olson remains a central figure of the Black Mountain Poetry school and is generally considered a key figure in moving American poetry from modernism to postmodernism. In these endeavors, Olson described himself not so much as a poet or a historian but as "an archeologist of morning." “D.H. Lawrence & The High Temptation of The Mind”, the topic of today's curation, is a four page essay (posthumously published) where Olson sings the deep praises of Lawrence (1885-1930) and serves as a marker of Olson’s lifelong interest in Lawrence–later seen in correspondences with Robert Creeley (1926–2005), and in Olson’s personal collection. Hardcover in unclipped blank orange dust-jacket: First & Only of an edition of 176 numbered copies, "Printed January 1980 / as a New Year's greeting / for the friends of the / Black Sparrow Press," per colophon, handbound in pictorial boards, this is copy "Z" of what appears to be 26 lettered copies. Book is in very fine condition with virtually no wear aside from very minute edge wear; dust-jacket is in very fine condition with only slight smudging to front and back covers. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #5929]

Price: $100.00