The Ballad of the Outer Dark

Watkins, Vernon (ed. Gwen Watkins; intro. Kathleen Raine)

£40.00

A selection of unpublished and uncollectd poems by Vernon Watkins’ widow, Gwen, drawn from the large number left at his death. Kathleen Raine’s introduction notes, ‘Wales gave Vernon Watkins muyth and landscape; but he is also one of the last poets to write the English language of the educated and the cultured. He makes no concessions to a demotic revolution. He belongs to past and to future, transmitting words he inherited without diminution of meaning and value. He is perhaps a national, but not a popular poet; certainly a great poet.

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Publisher
Enitharmon Press
Publisher City
London
Year
1979
Edition
1st
Format
h/b
Author
Watkins, Vernon (ed. Gwen Watkins; intro. Kathleen Raine)
SKU
IYC131863
Categories
Condition
Fine, limited 1st edition, unclipped d/j (fine), text block and unmarked pages pristine.
Size
8vo (230 x 150 / 9" x 6")
Page Count
79
ISBN
905289153