THE LOST SON And Other Poems. Signed by Roethke. Theodore Roethke.

THE LOST SON And Other Poems. Signed by Roethke

Garden City: Doubleday, 1948. First edition. Hardcover. Signed by Roethke(1908-1963) on the front endpaper in his signature green ink. With the ownership signature of Joan Skinner in the top right corner of the front endpaper with the date underneath "May - 1948". The author's second book of poetry, which is considered his 'breakout' book. Roethke's work is characterized by its introspection, rhythm and natural imagery. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1954 for his book "The Waking", and he won the National Book Award for Poetry twice, in 1959 for 'Words for the Wind', and posthumously in 1965 for 'The Far Field'. Former U.S. Poet Laureate and author James Dickey wrote in the November 1968 edition of The Atlantic Monthly, that Roethke was "in my opinion the greatest poet this country has yet produced." Two-time U. S. Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz said of Roethke, "The poet of my generation who meant most to me, in his person and in his art, was Theodore Roethke." A very good plus copy bound in black cloth with gilt spine lettering in a very good minus dust jacket that is bright, but is separated at spine (hard to see) and one small chip to the bottom of the front panel close to the foredge, and is price-clipped. Item #14467

Price: $1,250.00

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