8vo., publisher’s maroon cloth with gilt to spine, peach-colored dust jacket with maroon labeling including list of poets represented in the volume (on the dust jacket, Philip Larkin’s name is misspelled ‘Philip Larkins’, though his surname is spelled correctly in the text), pp. v, 116, , containing introductory essay by D. J. Enright titled ‘Poetry in England Today’ and verses by Kingsley Amis, Robert Conquest, Donald Davie, John Holloway, Elizabeth Jennings, Philip Larkin, John Wain and D. J. Enright. Some discoloration and marking to dust jacket and endpapers; otherwise an excellent copy. Extremely rare anthology of English poetry published in Japan ten years after the end of the Second World War. Kenkyusha is a publishing house that was founded in Tokyo in 1907 and continues to run today, specialising in foreign language – mainly English – dictionaries and textbooks. Text in English.
ENRIGHT, D. J. (ed.)., Poets of the 1950’s: an Anthology of New English Verse. Edited, with an introduction by D. J. Enright., Kenyusha Ltd., 1955
SKU: 034625 Categories: First Edition, Literary Criticism, Literature, Poetry Tags: Donald Davie, Elizabeth Jennings, John Holloway, John Wain, Kenkyusha, Kingsley Amis, novel, Philip Larkin, Poets of the 1950's: an Anthology of New English Verse. Edited, Robert Conquest, Second World War, Tokyo, with an introduction by D. J. Enright