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CLARK, Barrett H[arper].

The Blush Of Shame

New York: N.p. 1932

Small 8vo, pp. 16. Original stiff paper wrappers, string binding and tie. Wrappers a little darkened, slight wear to edges, but a near fine copy.

First edition, first issue.
'This pamphlet owes its existence to the fact that it was rejected by nearly fifty newspapers and magazines.' They weren't bad judges. A prim little homily on the use of 'bad' language on stage, this pamphlet was produced in New York. Two issues exist: this, the first, US issue, is in off-white wrappers and has no printed limitation, while the second issue, for export to the UK, is bound in pink wrappers, has a printed limitation of 500 copies, and uses the English spelling of 'theatre'. The US issue seems much the scarcer.
Barrett Clark [1890-1953] was a dramaturg and translator of French drama, who wrote an early [1920s] appreciation of the work of Eugene O'Neill.
A very nice copy.

Keywords: Barrett Harper. Clark


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