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Title: Principles of Poetry: An Address Delivered by Lord Afred Douglas
Description: 1943. DOUGLAS, Lord Alfred. THE PRINCIPLES OF POETRY: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY LORD ALFRED DOUGLAS BEFORE THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE ON SEPTEMBER 2ND, 1943. London: The Richards Press, 1943. One of 1000 copies. 26 pp. 8vo. beige wrappers with flaps, printed in dark blue. Light soil and minor foxing to wrappers, with a few pencil numerals to front wrapper. Light foxing to title page. Interior clean, fine. Douglas had long since renounced Oscar Wilde when this lecture was given (he was 72). In it he defines poetry as needing to be metrical, and that Eliot and Pound are "not poets at all" (p.8). .


Price: US$ 75.00 Seller: Boston Book Company
- Book number: 84444

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