STEINBECK, JOHN (1902-1968, American writer)
Lot 454
STEINBECK, JOHN (1902-1968, American writer) AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF A POEM BEGINNING 'GULL-SCREAMING ROCK...', [?1955]
£2,500 - 3,000
US$ 3,900 - 4,700

Lot Details
STEINBECK, JOHN (1902-1968, American writer)
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF A POEM BEGINNING 'GULL-SCREAMING ROCK...', 16 lines, 1 page, yellow legal paper, folio, slight chipping at edges [?1955]

Gull-screaming rock,
Sea lion rock
Save my loneliness
From the tip toe
Creeping Correct,
From mouse footed Certainty
From whispering Rightness
From stealthy Virtue...

Formerly with a typescript dated 1955. The poem has some traces of background from Cannery Row in Salinas, California where Steinbeck was born. He published the novel Cannery Row in 1945. Publication of this poem has not been traced.
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