BARKER, GEORGE (1913-1991)
Lot 26
BARKER, GEORGE (1913-1991) AUTOGRAPH AND TYPESCRIPT HEAVILY REVISED PENULTIMATE DRAFT OF HIS POEM 'SUMMER LOVE'
£800 - 1,200
US$ 1,300 - 1,900

Lot Details
BARKER, GEORGE (1913-1991)
AUTOGRAPH AND TYPESCRIPT HEAVILY REVISED PENULTIMATE DRAFT OF HIS POEM 'SUMMER LOVE' (published as 'Summer Song'), 37 lines, with extensive autograph revisions and additions (rewriting of one stanza and the addition of three others) preserving reconsidered readings, 2 pages, quarto, some professional repairs, small stain, some creasing, not dated

'I went into my heart to write
But found a desert there
And when I listened faintly heard
Howling outside every word
The hyena despair...'

This poem, one of Barker's best known in its final form, is published in Collected Poems, 1987.
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