A CHRISTMAS STORY; illustrated by Ben Shahn

NY: Delacorte Press, (1967). Ben Shahn. First Edition. 12mo, [iv], [30]. A very good tight clean copy in little toned dj. Inscribed on the front blank to the author's friend, poet and editor, Barbara Howes: "Barbara, I wish I could write a good poem for you and David and Greg, but I'm a prose writer alas, so I will say to you three - be happy and merry and well together this year and all your years to come - with love. Katherine Anne Christmas 1967. Item #60168

A great association copy of sweet little Christmas book. Despite being nominated for the 1995 National Book Award for her The Collected Poems of Barbara Howes, 1945-1990, the work of poet Barbara Howes has received relatively little publicity; Robert Richman, writing in the New York Times, called Howes "as obscure a worthy poet as I can think of." While submitting her poetry to magazines, Howes got a job editing Chimera: A Literary Magazine from 1944 to 1947.

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