RHYMES AND MORE RHYMES OF A PFC by Lincoln Kirstein, ASN 32807032.

By: (Bernstein, Leonard). Kirstein, Lincoln.

Price: $450.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very good


INSCRIBED TO LEONARD BERNSTEIN BY LINCOLN KIRSTEIN - Small quarto, tan cloth titled in black, in its original dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly creased & soiled with rubbing to the jacket's spine. viii, 215 & [1] pages. The top edge of the book is foxed. Very good. Inscribed to Leonard Bernstein: "for Lennie. with thanks and love. May 16. 1974. / (This has a lot more than the version Wystan [i.e. Auden] liked) / I would adapt to any meter or combination of vowels or syllables.. / Hoping to work with you sometime! / Lincoln". The first edition of this book--evidently the one that Auden read--was titled RHYMES OF A PFC. Drawing on Kirstein's experiences as an enlisted man in World War II, it sold out immediately on publication. Rather than allowing the publisher to reprint the work as it stood, Kirstein added many new poems to the retitled 1966 edition. The remarkable inscription represents an eager appeal, by one of the most important figures in the performing arts, to work with the greatest talent in American music. A powerful association. Dust jacket present. First Edition.

Title: RHYMES AND MORE RHYMES OF A PFC by Lincoln Kirstein, ASN 32807032.

Author Name: (Bernstein, Leonard). Kirstein, Lincoln.

Categories: Literature,

Publisher: NY: New Directions, (1966).: (1966).

Book Condition: Very good

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 21149

Keywords: MODERN LITERATURE; POETRY; VERSE; MUSIC; PERFORMING ARTS; COMPOSERS; CONDUCTORS; LINCOLN KIRSTEIN; LEONARD BERNSTEIN; WORLD WAR II; INSCRIBED; SIGNED; AUTOGRAPH; BROADWAY; MUSICAL THEATER; STAGE; DANCE; CHOREOGRAPHY; CHOREOGRAPHER; PFC; WAR POEMS; BALLADS