Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd, 1955, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
300 g; VI, 218 pages, in original hardcover binding, (dark blue cloth over boards) with dust jacket illustrated by Biro. Insect damage to the edges of the fold over creases. Otherwise the book and dust jacket are in very good order. The author, who was born in 1917 stated in an oral history recorded elsewhere on the Web " MS. COLWELL: I was not at all worldly. I was quite an innocent and Louise, whose father had been jailed for bootlegging and so on, was much worldlier than I was and she was quite sophisticated. And she introduced me to beer and Southern Comfort and -- [laughs] -- and to a lot of things that I found quite exotic and I must have read some of my poetry to her because I use a lot of those high school memories in Young actually. MS. LARSEN: That�s your novel, written in 1955. MS. COLWELL: Because I can remember that Louise would be amused because in a group of high school kids, sometimes the talk would be pretty coarse and they would be telling stories and Louise afterwards would say, you didn�t know what that meant, did you? [Laughs.] And then she would delight in explaining to me what I hadn�t understood about these dirty stories." Size: 12mo (Small Hardcover). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 0224754.