Denver: Alan Swallow, (1960),
First Edition. octavo, gray cloth in dust jacket. 273pp. Alan Swallow, Item #16752
The essays of this book fall into three groups: a collection of essays varying from a basic statement upon poetry and tradition, with essays on Statius, Chaucer, The Renaissance, to Wallace Stevens; an entire reprinting of Cunningham's Woe or Wonder, The Emotional Effect of Shakespearean Tragedy; and an appendix of two brief essays on history and poetry and on tragedy as essence. Signed by Cunningham on the title page. Review copy with printed review slip laid in. The first eleven pages and the back pastedown contain the reviewers pointed marginal comments in red ink - none flattering to Cunningham. Jacket faded at extremities, book very good.