(Anthology) Rodman, Selden
A NEW ANTHOLOGY OF MODERN POETRY
New York: Random House, 1938. Hardcover First Edition
First printing. The extremely uncommon true first 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 was later issued as a Modern Library Giant. VG+/VG (prev owner's name, a loss of about 1/4" at the top of the spine on the dj, other small chips.) .
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