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Stanford, Frank
Exceptionally revealing and personal collection of letters by the author to his publisher
[Various], 1974. A significant collection of Typed Letters and Autograph Letters Signed by the prolific American poet to his friend and publisher Irv Broughton. Comprised of 18 pages, some typed, some handwritten, and some photocopies of letters kept in Broughton's files. Composed during the most creatively productive period of Stanford's career, the letters reveal the deep ties between his personal and professional identities, as well as the emotional strains he experienced in his writing. In their time working together, Broughton was both a confidante and colleague. Stanford's letters document a deep trust between the two, in which he not only shared his work but also his emotions and struggles in daily life. "Quite early in the morning here, but the sun is burning for a change, the kind of morning I miss not being able to fix you flap jacks and drink coffee in the yard with you," he writes in a Typed Letter from September 1974. "The scene in White's Tavern I want to apologize for. Evidently I had one too many beers and forgot where the mike was." At times, he feels comfortable waxing poetic, as in an undated Typed Letter addressed to "one of my best friends" in which he describes another episode of passing out in a local bar: "Woke up around eight in the evening: the place was cleared of its usual noise and drinkers; the bartender was standing back from the counter 'protecting his mirror' and a hippy was playing an ozark tune on a mandolin...This is the land of 500 underground streams, witches who run diarys and indianmaids who had their sight restored."Yet other ti … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books [United States]
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