While Jewels Rot
Belfast, Festival Publications, [1966]. His scarce first book, a poetry collection published at Queen's University of Belfast, in Ireland, which the author attended and where he befriended fellow poet, and later Nobel Prize winner, Seamus Heaney. Heaney's first book, Eleven Poems, was published in the same series of chapbooks as this title. Deane's first novel, Reading in the Dark, not published until 1996, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the Irish Times International Fiction Prize and the Irish Literature Prize in 1997. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#915762] $750

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