Title: A Cocktail of Poems
Author: Eugene Grundt
Description: Stated First Edition. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering. Dust jacket rubbed, heavily rubbed along edges and at head and foot of spine; not price clipped (5.00). DJ in clear archival sleeve. vi, 55 pp. 8.25 x 5.5 inches.
Three copies noted on OCLC.
Eugene Helios Grundt (1919-1996) was a longtime instructor and English professor at San Francisco State University (1952 to ca. 1990). This collection of poetry is varied and generally whimsical; as it states on the front flap, it is "concocted from a jigger of wisdom, a shot of acerbity, a lot of sparkling wit, wry observations, and a few clerihews, hearty limericks." It includes a few pieces touching on university scenes in California in the Sixties and Seventies ("Time Capsule Poem for a University, 1968-1980," "San Francisco State University versus University of California-Berkeley," "The Free Speech Movement") and one poem for Bertrand Russell. Grundt doesn't appear to have been overly fond of radicals or hippies.
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Exposition Press
Place: Smithtown, New York
Keywords: poetry, San Francisco, California, San Francisco State University, SFSU,
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