The Kingdom of Smoke: Sketches of My People. RADICAL LITERATURE, PROLETARIAN POETRY, Stanley KIMMEL.

The Kingdom of Smoke: Sketches of My People

New York: Nicholas L. Brown, 1932. First, Limited Edition. Scarce volume of proletarian poetry, set in the coal fields of southern Illinois. Kimmel became friends with Ernest Hemingway while an ambulance driver in the First World War; his poems, published in this and two other volumes, earned him the sobriquet "The Sandburg of the Coal Fields." With frontispiece and two inserted leaves of plates by Hugo Gellert. Decidedly scarce, especially in the limited edition. Octavo (21cm). Cloth-backed boards; paper spine label; dustjacket; 73pp; illus. One of 250 signed copies, signed by the author on limitation page. Very fine in bright, unworn dustjacket.

Price: $200.00

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