John Matthias Gathering Ways Signed Lalic 1991 First Edition
John Matthias A GATHERING OF WAYS Swallow Press, Athens, 1991. First edition. Paperback, a fine copy. Size: 21,3 x 13,9 cm. Pp. /6/, 127. Cover design by Arrow Graphics, Missoula, Montana. The copy is inscribed by the author, to Serbian poet Ivan V. Lalic: ‘’For Ivan / John Mattias / with love and admiration / Notr Dam / May, 1991‘’ . In the book, there is a letter A 4 format, dated: ‘’14 May 1991’’ and signed by Matthias. The letter was sent to Lalic, 21 lines, a private contents. For condition see photos/scans.
John Matthias was (1941 – ) born in Columbus, Ohio. He is an American poet. He was awarded an Ingram Merrill grant in 1990 for work on ‘’A Compostela Diptych ‘’ , and winner of the Poetry Society of America’s George Bogin Memorial Award for the same. Matthias has also translated the work of several Swedish poets, including Jesper Svenbro, and the Serbian epic poem The Battle of Kosovo. The book contains three long poems that describe the geography, geology, prehistory and history of two places: the East Anglian region of Britain and the American Midvest. Third place that poet processing, provides a vision and a deep line of this collection, and that place is: those parts of southern France and northern spain through which run the famous pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela.
Ivan V. Lalic (1931 – 1996) was one of the most significant Serbian poets writing after World War II with a reputation as one of the finest European poets of his time. Also one of the leading poets of contemporary neosymbolism poetry in Serbia. He had also been writing essays and literary critics and versifying English and French poetry into Serbian language. Lalic edited few antologies of poetry. He was sincerly appreciated among colleague poets of his time all over the world as it can be seen in many inscriptions wrote to him on books he received as sign of respect and appreciation.
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