Item #29920 The Form of Loss. Edgar Bowers.

The Form of Loss

[Denver]: Alan Swallow, [1956]. Hardcover. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, dated May 21, 1958. Southern poet, Edgar Bowers (1924 - 2000), was a WWII veteran who was heavily involved in the de-Nazification of Germany. Considered to be one of the 20th centuries masters, he authored five books of poetry of which this was his first. According to the Poetry Foundation: "Both his experiences of Europe during the war and the influence of Yvor Winters (his mentor at Stanford) can be detected in his poems, which are known for their formal control and metaphysical subject matter. Spare and compact, and frequently dealing with loss, memory, and art, Bowers’ poems were described by Clive Wilmer in the Guardian as 'marked by extreme aesthetic refinement and an intense feeling for the mystery of things.'”

Ex libris of the Author's Club with bookplate to front pastedown. In light green dust jacket with dark green title to spine and front panels. The jacket is somewhat soiled and rubbed, faded along the top edge of the front panel and the spine panel. 48 pages. POE/110316.
Fine / Very Good.

Item #29920

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