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Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963) James T. Farrell (1904-1979) Signed Manuscript Poem, 1963.

$185$150
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3311T Location: Boston Date / Time: November 11, 2019 12:00PM

Description:

Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963) James T. Farrell (1904-1979) Signed Manuscript Poem, 1963. Two pages of 1964 Democratic National Convention telephone message center note paper, inscribed in pencil on rectos, "John Fitzgerald Kennedy/He rode, smiling, in sun and triumph/Six seconds of naked tragedy/And of the ultimate terrible beauty of death/He was no more/We wept in the solitudes of our silence/With the solidarity of grief/1963/James T. Farrell"; each sheet 4 1/2 x 6 in.

"When the first Kennedy was assassinated, I wrote a poem. It was inserted in the Congressional Record. It wasn't very good, though." (Farrell)
Estimate $300-500


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Keywords

John Fitzgerald, James T. Farrell, grief/1963/James T. Farrell