The poet and critic signs a copy of his book about his mountain
climbing partner, Mo Anthoine.
Book signed: "Al Alvarez/1990", 152 pages, 5½x8¾. Feeding
the Rat: Profile of a Climber, by Al Alvarez. London: Bloomsbury, 1990.
Hardcover. Signed on half title page. Al Alvarez (b. 1929) is an English
poet, critic, and writer on diverse subjects. He abandoned an academic
career to pursue a journalistic one, believing it allowed him more freedom. His
writings in The Observer and his 1962 anthology, The New
Poetry, championed new poets and especially his close friend Sylvia
Plath. His book about suicide, The Savage God (1972), acquires
poignancy from Alvarez' sadness that he missed the signs of Plath's impending
suicide. Alvarez' books include one on poker, one of his passions, and the one
signed here. Feeding the Rat is the story of Mo Anthoine, legendary
amateur climber and climbing equipment entrepreneur, with whom Alvarez often
scaled heights. Dust cover lightly soiled and creased. Otherwise, fine
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