Item #5962 THE COLLECTED GREED - PARTS 1-13. Diane Wakoski.


Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1984. First Edition. An attractive copy of Wakoski's long poem, published in five volumes over a 16 year period. "I decided I wanted to write a long, preachy, didactic poem, using personal and trivial details, names of people, and even gossipy hearsay. I wanted to pontificate about life, to moralize, and yet somehow to write a poem which would have a nobility to it. I decided that I would write this long poem in four parts, call it GREED, and hope that it wouldn't be too controversial or difficult for John [Martin] to want to publish." (From preface to The Collected Greed, p.7). Item #5962

First Printing, cloth issue, one of 300 copies. Octavo (23.5cm); decorative paper-covered boards and light grey cloth backstrip, with title label mounted to spine; publisher's original acetate dutjacket; [6],7-248,[4]pp. Fine in a lightly rubbed, Near Fine dustjacket.

Price: $40.00

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