The Heart Unguarded
Stanford: Stanford University Libraries, 2000. Octavo. Hand-sewn wrappers and fine dust jacket with a printed paste-down. Printed letterpress by Peter Koch on Mohawk Superfine paper. 28 pages. One of 300 copies. Fine.
Introductory notes by Peter Stansky and Philippe Tapon. Posthumously published, this volume is a tribute to his work as biographer, novelist, poet, and editor, collecting the poetry Abrahams wrote and published in the '30s and '40s. Invitation to an event at Stanford University marking the acquisition of the Abrahams papers (addressed to John Dizikes) laid in.
"Only the sea creatures are certain in their hate
And kill with a beautiful, affectionate precision."