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[Viereck, Proud Youth.

[Viereck, Peter] Eliot, Alexander.

Proud Youth.

First Edition. New York, Farrar, Straus & Young, 1953. 13 cm x 21 cm. 222 pages. Original Hardcover with dustjacket in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Marble coloured boards, top edge green. Personal copy of the american poet Peter Viereck, signed and inscribed with a long inscription by his father George Sylvester Viereck: “For Peter – Xmas 1953 – G.S.V. – The most startling book I’ve come across this side of pornography, written by a descendent of President Eliot”.

– Life is a fatal adventure. It can only have one end. So why not make it as far-ranging and free as possible ? –

Alexander Eliot (April 28, 1919 – April 23, 2015) was an American writer born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, best known for his works on spirituality and myth. An imagistic, intense but often embarrassingly explicit story of love- both sacred and profane- wavers between ecstasy and doom and follows the private purgatory of Michael, 19, Beatrice, his sister, 16, and the incestuous emotions they entertain toward each other. (Kirkus review)

 

Eliot, Proud Youth.
Eliot, Proud Youth.
Eliot, Proud Youth.