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£100.00

Iraklion, Crete: Privately Printed. 1966.

First edition. 8vo, 207x142. pp35. Original white paper wrappers, printed in black. Slight sunning to the edges, a few spots of soiling. A near fine copy.

Andrea Dworkin’s first book. A caustic collection of verse consisting mainly of four invectives on New York, and one longer piece titled “The Child Graves”. Dworkin left the United States for Crete after what she called “a rapelike trauma in Manhattan’s Women’s House of Detention” where she was incarcerated for her involvement in anti-war protests. Dworkin described these poems as “Genet-like”. 19 years old at the time, she had always preferred and wanted to emulate those writers, Artaud, Genet and Miller who were, apparently, enobled by degradation.