Title AN IDIOT JOY.
Publisher M.G. Hurtig, Edmonton, Alberta, 1967, first edition.
Seller ID 17133
85 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Eli Mandel's third book of poetry marks a radical departure from his earlier work, although the voyeurism of 'Fuseli' and the beast-poems of 'Black and Secret Man' are obvious forbears of his new rhetoric. 'An Idiot Joy' is a striking collection of visionary poems in which gossips and criminals inhabit a landscape of shrines and moons...." Very small bump to bottom corner of both boards, small bump at top/bottom of spine. D u s t j a c k e t has light edge wear/wrinkling - moderate at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny chips and tears, tear at bottom of rear panel, tiny closed perforation on rear hinge, light rubbing, minor soiling. VG/G