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The Edge of being.

Price per Unit (piece): R440.00

Author : Spender, Stephen

Publisher : Faber and Faber.


First edition, Maroon colloured cloth boards. Gold embossed spine title. Owners stamp on end papers. Clean and firm interior. The dust jacket lightly creased along edges, light discolouring.

A collection of 26 wonderful poems from the later period of Spenders life. The were written over a two year period most of which he spent in the United States of America doing lectures. The poems cover a wide variety of subjects and include this litle gem called Word:

The word bites like a fish.

Shall I throw it back free

Arrowing to that sea

Where thoughts lash tail and fin?

Or shall I pull it in

To rhyme upon a dish?


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