Titel: A Nest of Ninnies.
Verlag: Dutton, N. Y.
Einband: Soft cover
Auflage: 1st Edition
Tall thin 8vo, original spiral-bound printed wrappers. A fine copy of this rare proof, enclosed in a cloth folding box with morocco labels on the spine Uncorrected proof copy of the first edition. The idea for this collaborative novel came to Schuyler on a drive from the Hamptons into New York City in 1952. At first, working together, Schuyler and Ashbery came up with alternating lines, but this method became too problematic, and had to be abandoned when Ashbery went to Europe in 1955. Eventually, the two poets began composing longer passages alone, but the attempt to continue the collaboration by correspondence proved unsatisfactory. The "hand-made quality" of the work suffered, and it was only completed after the two men were reunited in New York ten years later. "The style of arch ventriloquism that Ashbery and Schuyler adopted in A Nest of Ninnies had the virtue of allowing each of the two to escape from his personality, to lose himself in the work. Perhaps the most extraordinary thing about A Nest of Ninnies is that the two poets have dissolved their own personalities and merged so entirely into a common style that it can be said that the book's author is neither Ashbery nor Schuyler but a third entity fashioned in the process of collaboration. They had transformed a game into a form of literary creation." - Lehman, The Last Avant-Garde (NY: Doubleday, 1998), p. 82. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 10789
Dieser Anbieter akzeptiert die folgenden Zahlungsarten:
AbeBooks Verkäufer seit: 20. März 1997
All books are first editions in their original unless otherwise noted. All items are offered subject to prior sale & must be prepaid unless credit has been established. All items have been carefully described, but any item may be returned within seven days of receipt for any reason, provided prior notification has been given. Shipping fees will not be refunded. Customers may use Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Payment from abroad may be made with credit card, international money order or a...[Mehr Information]
Orders usually ship within 4 business days. Shipping and insurance charges are calculated on an individual order basis; please be advised that shipping costs may vary, particularly with over-sized, international, and high value orders.
Anbieterinformationen: Rare Books & Manuscripts, Poetry, Literary Art & Artifacts, Livres d'Artistes, Prints & Photographs, Archives & Appraisals