1st edition, 1964
Softcover, spiral-bound, 45 x 19 cm
42 pages, 11 black and white photographs
Condizioni generali ottime. Minime tracce di usura.
In stock (can be backordered)
A publication with eleven b/w images by Art Sinsabaugh and six poems by Sherwood Anderson, with a note on Anderson’s poetry by Edward Dahlberg and a beautiful poem by Frederick Eckman ‘To Sherwood Anderson, in Heaven” in which, talking about his own father and addressing Anderson, who had passed away 23 years earlier, he writes ‘But then he is seventy years old; his eyes turn mostly backward; into a past that you, Sherwood, gave a kind of gloomy immortality.’
This rare book is a very slim, panoramic folio, spiral-bound with brown printed wrapper; the awkward sizing was to accomodate Sinsabaugh’s panoramic photographs.
A Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellow, Sinsabaugh (1924-1983) was an assistant professor at the University of Illinois. This is his first publication, released 1964 for 6.50 USD.
Sherwood Anderson (1876 – 1941) was an American novelist and short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works, who became a writer after a nervous breakdown that led him to abandon his family and successful business.
‘But say, bards, you keep off our bridges. Keep out of our dreams, dreamers, We want to give this democracy thing they talk so big about a whirl. We want to see if we are any good out here, we Americans from all over hell. That’s what we want.’
From ‘Song of the soul of Chicago’