Crossing the Water

New York: Harper & Row, 1971.

Price: $2,000.00

Unbound. Uncorrected long galleys of the first American edition. Very good with a little dampstaining to the edges of a few leaves, and with chips and additional tidemarks to the verso of page 58 (the title poem), which has a review slip taped to it and which evidently served as the outer wrap when these galleys were sent or stored. The table of contents lacks pagination and otherwise varies slightly from the published version (which presented the poems in a different order than the British edition). Fragile and rare – presumably only a handful of copies were prepared for use by the publisher.

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Item #365276 Crossing the Water. Sylvia PLATH.
Crossing the Water

Sylvia Plath
birth name: Sylvia Plath
born: 10/27/1932
died: 2/11/1963

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American poet whose best-known poems are carefully crafted pieces noted for their personal imagery and intense focus. Many concern such themes as alienation, death, and self-destruction. She was little known at the time of her death by suicide, but by the mid-1970s she was considered a major contemporary poet. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of LiteratureAmore

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