to Paris Never Again : New Poems (Signed First Edition)

Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, (1997). First Edition, First Printing. Paperback. An association copy and one of the last books to be published in Purdy's lifetime, signed on the pre-title page in black ink by Purdy to David Herreshoff, the Poet Laureate of Kaslo, BC "For Jessie & David & vise versa / with cordial good wishes / Al Purdy". Printed glossy wraps, 8vo (9 inches tall), pp. [1]-131, [132 - blank]. Front cover with an image of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Fine. Item #3164
ISBN: 1550171739

From the back cover "A hundred years from now, one of the few Canadian poets whose work will still be read is Al Purdy." . .. "to Paris Never Again is Purdy's first collection of new writing 's since 1994: fifty-one poems plus "Home Country," an essay of nostalgic anecdotes that provides a facinating background to much of the poetry. Here is the work of a major poet in the maturity of a long, eventful life; a voice steeped in the wisdom of age, yet responsive to the subtlest shadings of experience." Ref. see p.76 "On Retirements", Gilmore, Jon Barnard.

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