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William Wantling -- In the Enemy Camp

William Wantling -- In the Enemy Camp

William Wantling -- In the Enemy Camp

William Wantling -- In the Enemy Camp

William Wantling -- In the Enemy Camp






























 


































 

William Wantling -- In the Enemy Camp


William Wantling -- In the Enemy Camp

Poetry selection.
William Wantling (1933-74) was a veteran of the Korean War and a heroin addict who spent five and a half years in San Quentin Prison, where he first taught himself to write. Upon his release in 1963, under the G.I.Bill, he entered higher education, obtaining a BA and MA in English Literature. A contemporary of Charles Bukowski – with whom he had an unusual and ultimately destructive friendship – Wantling was widely published in the vibrant US poetry scene of the 1960s and 70s, including an appearance in the twelfth edition of the prestigious Penguin Modern Poets series. Whilst maintaining a high profile in the independent press scene, important literary figures such as Edward Lucie-Smith, Walter Lowenfels and Cyril Connolly regularly supported and promoted his work. Christopher Logue, writing in The Times Literary Supplement in December 1967, declared Wantling’s collection The Awakening his recommended book of the year. Wantling was a university lecturer when he died of heart failure on May 2nd 1974, aged 40 years.

In the Enemy Camp is intended to be a definitive selection from 'the best poet of his generation' (Walter Lowenfels), including many poems dealing with Korea, heroin addiction and his time in prison.


with an introduction by John Osborne
Mr. Osborne recently resigned as Director of American Studies at the University of Hull in order to become a full-time writer and artist. He is the author of Larkin, Ideology and Critical Violence (2008) and Radical Larkin, Seven Types of Technical Mastery (2014) both published by Palgrave Macmillan.

& foreword by Thurston Moore
Mr. Moore is an American musician, writer and publisher best known as singer, songwriter and guitarist of rock band Sonic Youth.


"For many who approach this outstanding collection, the brew may prove too strong. But 'Ah Baby, don’t pout. The game is a good one'.”
Alan Bett, The Skinny

In depth review by Ian Seed over at Stride magazine HERE


TRADE PAPERBACK

108 pages. 170mm wide x 240mm tall. 100% recycled, acid-free text paper; Smoke Grey endpapers; Crimson Red card covers. First trade edition. Printed and bound in England. ISBN: 978-0-9573385-7-9 £12.00

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HANDBOUND LIMITED EDITION


General Information: 108 pages. Large format, approx. 7”/175mm wide, 10”/250mm tall. Handbound at the Tangerine workshop with cloth-covered heavy duty acid-free boards, conservation glue and hemp cord; Tangerine Press logo and author/title signature embossed onto the front cover; three-colour title page. 100 numbered and 26 lettered copies available for sale. Lettered copies also include a facsimile of Wantling's US Marines certificate acknowledging his promotion to the rank of sergeant. Copies with the letters of the author’s surname are additionally housed in a custom slipcase. ISBN: 978-0-9573385-8-6

There are three editions, totalling 126 copies:

100 Numbered copies:
Fully bound in Deep Red cloth; Tangerine Press logo and author/title signature embossed onto the front cover in silver; 3-page ‘stepped’ 160gsm Canson Mi-Tientes front endpapers—the page colours being Light Grey nestled between Black; 160gsm Canson Mi-Tientes Black back endpapers; 100% recycled, acid-free text paper.

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19 Lettered/signed copies:
The 'Lung Blood' edition. Quarter bound with 160gsm Canson Mi-Tientes Strawberry Red paper covered boards, with Japanese Silk spine; Tangerine Press logo and author/title signature embossed onto the front cover in copper; 3-page ‘stepped’ 160gsm Canson Mi-Tientes front endpapers—the page colours being Red, Light Grey and Black; 160gsm Canson Mi-Tientes Red endpapers; 100% recycled, acid-free text paper. Includes a bound in facsimile of Wantling's US Marines certificate acknowledging his promotion to the rank of sergeant. Signed by Thurston Moore and John Osborne. SOLD OUT


7 Lettered/signed/slipcased copies:
Quarter bound with hand marbled Buttermilk paper covered boards, with Japanese Silk spine; Tangerine Press logo embossed onto the front cover in black; 3-page ‘stepped’ 160gsm Canson Mi-Tientes front endpapers—the page colours being Red, Light Grey and Black; 160gsm Canson Mi-Tientes Red endpapers; 100% recycled, acid-free text paper. Includes a bound in facsimile of Wantling's US Marines certificate acknowledging his promotion to the rank of sergeant. Also tipped in is a broadside of a rarely seen 'little magazine' variation on a well known Wantling poem. Custom slipcase bound in hand marbled Buttermilk paper. Copies with the letters of the author’s surname have been slipcased. Signed by Thurston Moore, John Osborne and binder/publisher Michael Curran. SOLD OUT





William Wantling