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Ink number on spine, rear wrapper lightly foxed, ink stamps. 1962 Trade Paperback. 61 pp. The city provides the unifying theme for the thirty-eight poems which compose Brownstone Eclogues: Saint Ambrose: Early Morning, Doctor's Row, The Junk-cart, Whisper Under Asphalt, and Spring Festival: The Taxis are typical titles suggesting the character of the selections. Mr. Aiken was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1929, the National Book Award for Collected Poems in 1954, the Bollingen Prize in 1956, and the gold medal for poetry by the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1958. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Conrad Potter Aiken (August 5, 1889 – August 17, 1973) was an American writer, whose work includes poetry, short stories, novels, a play, and an autobiography.