New York, Hagerstown, San Francisco, London: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1976. First edition. Hardcover. 64pp. Octavo [21 cm] 1/4 bright orange cloth, with matching paper over boards. Spine rolled. The front free endsheet is a bit glue stained along the hinge. Dust jacket slightly rubbed at spine. Very good + / very good. Item #59783
Drawings by the author. At last Momaday has collected his poems in a volume that shows the full range of his extraordinary lyrical talent. Momaday draws on a rich body of traditions and influences that produce a poetry quite outside contemporary trends in American verse. The presence of the oral tradition is especially pronounced here; Momaday's poems virtually demand to be read aloud. These poems reverberate with a strong, deep music in the way that Biblical language does. They demonstrate beautifully that Momaday is a writer of major distinction, in poetry as well as fiction.
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