Fever by Bella Akhmadulina. 1969 William Morrow Apollo Editions, first paperback edition. Cover worn with bruising from bookstore sticker on the back, owner's name on first page, rest of pages are clean in very good condition. A New Wave Russian poet, Akhmadulina excels in the confessional poem.

"Even a child may ride

a bicycle,

pedaling like mad,

and suddenly look at the wide

world and feel serene and sad." 

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