Delmore Schwartz — What Is to Be Given: Selected Poems

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Poetic Genius with a somewhat tragic life, was Lou Reed’s teacher at Syracuse University in the early Sixtees and later a Chelsea Hotel inhabitant. Reed wrote several tribute songs to Delmore: “he was the first great man that I had ever met” (My House, from The Blue Mask)

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What Is to Be Given: Selected Poems. With an Introduction by Douglas Dunn 1st edition

Manchester: Carcanet New Press, 1976. Tall slim 8vo in publishers brown cloth-covered hardcover boards, gilt titles on spine; brown endpapers, with slightly worn and priceclipped but now protected jacket. Internally neat, clean, bright and tight

First edition

Delmore Schwartz — What Is to Be Given: Selected Poems