1971. Item #A6480
Hopkins, Gerard Manley. The Wreck of the Deutschland. Boston: David Godine 1971. Introd. by James Dickey. 35p. Fine hardcover (patterned paper over boards); no d.j., as issued. No. 223 of 1250 copies. ** Composed and printed by Enschede, Haarlem, in Lutetia type; typography by Bram de Does. Dickey calls this poem about the death of five nuns at sea "probably the most important poem of the nineteenth century," in which "the whole concept of what can be done with the English verse line, the English language, was changed." Great for a gift. Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate.