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Mississippi Poems
Mississippi Poems by William Faulkner
by William Faulkner

Limited Edition. Signed.
Price: $300.00


Book Image Above / Slipcase Image Left

Oxford, MS: Yoknapatawpha Press (1979)

Limited Edition. Signed.

One of 500 copies signed by Joseph Blotner (Introduction) and Louis Daniel Brodsky (Afterword).

The book (image Above) is near fine, bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering on the cover and spine. The interior of the book is bright and has no previous owner marks. The matching slipcase (image Left) is in very good condition with shelf wear, some spotting and scuffing.

From the brochure:

In 1924 William Faulkner prensented a sheaf of twelve typewritten poems and a seven-page essay to Myrtle Ramey, a former schoolmate and childhood friend. He titled the verses "Mississippi Poems" and the essay, which set forth his youthful and exalted view of poetry, "Verse, Old and Nascent: A Pilgrimage." He authographed each poem for her, and Phil Stone, his literary agent, wrote a copyright notice on each title page. Faulkner subsequently published nine of the poems, although in altered versions. Three of the poems in the facsimile edition are published for the first time.

Included in the volume are Faulkner's essay on poetry and an introduction by Joseph Blotner, Faulkner's biographer. Yoknapatawpha Press is proud to publish William Faulkner's "Mississippi Poems" in a facsimile of the original manuscripts, from the Louis Daniel Brodsky Collection.

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