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(Anthology) Rodman, Selden A NEW ANTHOLOGY OF MODERN POETRY. New York: Random House/ Modern Library, (1946.) Hardcover


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Revised edition. Modern Library Giant edition of one of the most important and influential anthologies of (mostly) American poetry - includes a long introduction by Rodman in which he discusses modern poetry and the reasons for his selections. Among the poets are Jeffers, Wallace Stevens, Spender, Dorothy Parker, Marriane Moore, Rukeyser, Yeats, Pound, Sandburg and many more - and also included are anonymous Negro folk songs, and poems of protest and in the language of the common man - including the last speech of Bartolomeo Vanzetti which, as Rodman states, "falls into lines as easily as the frost into crystals." This revised edition includes a new introduction, 36 new poets, and almost 100 new poems - including many which grew out of World War II. Index of first lines, alphabetical list of the poets and an appendix with brief biographical notes on each contributor. xlvi, 488 pp plus 8 pp of advertisements. Very good - attractively rebound in violet quarter leather with burgundy boards, hubbed spine, illustrated endpapers, by Lopez Valencia of Madrid and Mexico. Sunning to the spine and a bit of fraying to the top edge, bookplate. .

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