1955 Thomas McGrath Figures from a Double World First Edition Signed Ivan Lalic
* Thomas McGrath FIGURES FROM A DOUBLE WORLD Alan Swallow, 1955, Denver. First edition. Hardcover. Size: 19,1 x 12,7 cm. Pp. 83. In 1954. this book is awarded by The Swallow Poetry Book. This book is inscribed and signed by the author to the Serbian poet Ivan V. Lalic. The cover edges are a little worn; signs of paper aging: yellowed page edges. Generally, very nice and clean copy. For condition and details see scans.
Thomas Matthew McGrath, (born November 20, 1916 near Sheldon, North Dakota – died September 20, 1990, Minneapolis, Minnesota) was a celebrated American poet. McGrath grew up on a farm in Ransom County, North Dakota. He earned a B.A. from the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks He served in the Aleutian Islands with the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, at Oxford. McGrath also pursued postgraduate studies at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He taught at Colby College in Maine and at Los Angeles State College, from which he was dismissed in connection with his appearance, as an unfriendly witness, before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1953. Later he taught at North Dakota State University, and Minnesota State University, Moorhead. He was married three times and had one son. McGrath wrote mainly about his own life and social concerns. His best-known work is probably Letter to an Imaginary Friend published in sections between 1957 and 1985 and as a single poem in 1997 by Copper Canyon Press. supremeauctiononlinesoftware.widgets.EbayGalleryZ.swf supremewidgets supremewidgets