The Nuclear Age
Portland, Press-22, (1981). The only separate publication of O'Brien's poetry. One of 26 lettered copies, the entire hardcover edition, signed by the author. Prints O'Brien's four stanza (five page) poem, "The Balance of Power," ["...The balance of power,/ our own,/ the world's/ Grows ever fragile."], an excerpt from O'Brien's work-in-progress at the time, which appears, much changed, in Chapter 4 of the finished novel, The Nuclear Age. This is Copy "G" and is fine in a fine dust jacket. [#004792] SOLD

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