Sleep in a Nest of Flames- [Poems.] With a foreword by Edith Sitwell
Norfolk: New Directions (1949). 64pp.
An early example of "queer modernism", this collection includes poems by the Surrealist founder of the magazine View. An elegantly produced volume with many "gems" in the words of Edith Sitwell.
The dedication copy with an inscription on the front endpaper to his longtime partner Pavel Tchelitchew: "Dear Pavlik- this is your book/Charlie/Grottaferrata/5 January 1950." The book bears the printed dedication "To Pavel Tchelitchew."
Very good in boards, light sunning to spine. The cardboard slipcase is also lightly sunned and has a small closed crack.
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