Burning City

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1936. First, Limited Edition. Benet, always a "people's poet," was at his most socially engaged in this collection published at the height of the Great Depression. Includes his stridently anti-Fascist long poem "Litany for Dictatorships," and the powerful suite of Depression poems beginning with "Metropolitan Nightmare" and ending with "1936." One of 275 signed copies, signed by Benet on limitation page. Octavo (22cm.); full burgundy morocco; later custom cloth chemise and slipcase; 80pp; illus. Fine in original glassine; slipcase lightly sunned on spine, VG or better.

Price: $200.00

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