Uncommon hardcover issue of this hefty collection of essays exploring Oppen’s milieu, method, and books, along with a bibliography of commentary on Oppen’s work. Edited with an introduction by Burton Hatlen. Contributors include Harvey Shapiro, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Marjorie Perloff, and Theodore Enslin. Orono, ME: The National Poetry Foundation / University of Maine at Orono, 1981. First edition. Octavo (6.25 x 9.25 in.); 514pp., indexed; green cloth boards. Short closed tear to cloth at head of spine. Else fine in a very good (+) unclipped jacket with several short closed tears at spine ends.