Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1988. Illustrated. Uncorrected Proof Copy. With a typed & autographed letter signed from Peter Davison on Houghton Mifflin stationery laid in, dated August 2, 1988, to American writer and literary critic Alfred Kazin. Davison forward the uncorrected proof copy and then adds “I thought you were the perfect devil’s advocate (if that is the right term) of the TV version of Pound. Carpenter is the d.a. in print: I like his irony and skepticism. P.” Peter Davison was a poet and editor. His first collection of poetry, "The Breaking of the Day," won coveted publication in the Yale Younger Poets series. Davison published 11 volumes of poetry that won praise from figures like Alfred Kazin and W.S. Merwin. He spent four decades as a literary editor for the Atlantic Monthly Press and Houghton Mifflin and 30 years as poetry editor of The Atlantic Monthly. Kazin has published a number of articles on Pound’s poetry. Thick 8vo., printed gray wraps; 1,005 pages. Item #57411
Very Good (covers nice with little wear head of spine; contents clean & tight; minor fold edge of letter).