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The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula, No.s 1-6

San Diego, CA: Community Congress Press, 1973. First Editions. Stapled Wrappers. The true first edition of The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula, among the earliest published works by Kathy Acker (1947-1997), the postmodern-punk-feminist author who was highly influenced by William S. Burroughs. Partly autobiographical & also based on events in the works by or about the Marquis De Sade, Alexander Trocchi, William Butler Yeats & many others, as stated... Item #1898

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The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula, No.s 1-6
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Great Expectations

Barrytown, NY: Open Book/Station Hill Press, 1982. First Printing. Softcover. Signed & dated by Kathy Acker in the year of publication. "Out of the agony of the author's total disenchantment, or plagiarism, appears beauty: given text is laid on given text; language is no longer used to control but to be; the reader touches language rather than is controlled by it; meaning changes to tapestry. This book is totally sensuous."(from... Item #1899

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Implosion

New York, NY: Wedge Press, Inc. 1983. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. A short experimental work in the form of a play by Kathy Acker, the late writer who was inspired & highly influenced by William S. Burroughs. Mixing themes of the French Revolution, the author's grandmother, & contemporary topics. With startling, incendiary design & illustrations by Mark Magill. A very rare Acker item in pamphlet format, with glassine wrapping over... Item #1900

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Algeria

London, England: Aloes Books, 1984. First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. "The Land in Algeria is pink Life in this America stinks"(opposite pg. 1) The first edition published in the UK of this short work by Kathy Acker, the late experimental writer for whom William S. Burroughs was a major influence. Subtitled "A Series of Invocations Because Nothing Else Works," it is sexually explicit, in varying formats from prose to play. A.... Item #1902

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Blood and Guts in High School

New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc. 1984. First American Edition, Second Printing. Softcover. The first American edition of this short work by Kathy Acker, first published earlier the same year in the UK. Apparently written six years earlier, as copyrighted 1978. A trade-format softcover original in the Evergreen Book series published by the legendary Grove Press. This is the second printing of the stated First Evergreen Edition. William S. Burroughs... Item #1901

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Don Quixote

London, England: Paladin Grafton Books, 1986. First UK Edition. Softcover. The first British edition of the hallucinatory novel by Kathy Acker, the late William S. Burroughs-influenced experimental writer. A softcover original issued the same year (1986) & in similar trade format as the first Grove Press/Evergreen US edition. Both editions also have the same bold front cover illustration by Catherine Denvir. "If Miller and Burroughs didn't curl your hair, Acker's... Item #1635

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Don Quixote

New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc. 1986. First American Edition. Softcover. "In this visionary collage-novel...Don Quixote is a woman on an intractable quest...her journey takes her from an investigation of early American history, through the final days of the Nixon administration, to the Land of Annihilation."(from back cover) The first American edition, stated First Printing of the novel by Kathy Acker, the late experimental writer inspired by William S. Burroughs... Item #1904

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Top Stories #9: New York City in 1979

New York, NY: Top Stories, 1986. First Edition Thus, Second Printing. Stapled Wrappers. A short, provocative work by Kathy Acker, the late post-punk-feminist writer influenced & acknowledged by William S. Burroughs, in which she describes her experiences & impressions of her life in late-1970s NYC. First published in compilations issued in 1979 & 1980, then in a first printing of this edition in 1981, this is the stated 1986 second... Item #1903

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Top Stories #9: New York City in 1979
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Literal Madness: Three Novels by Kathy Acker; with Publisher's Publicity Photograph; & with Original Press Release

New York, NY: Grove Press, 1988. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. The first hardcover edition of a compilation of three novels by the late Kathy Acker, the provocative experimental author among whose influences was William S. Burroughs. Consisting of Kathy Goes to Haiti, originally published in 1978 in a limited small press edition; My Death My Life by Pier Paolo Pasolini, about the controversial, murdered Italian film director & first published... Item #1637

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Literal Madness: Three Novels by Kathy Acker; with Publisher's Publicity Photograph; & with Original Press Release
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Original Press Release for Empire of the Senseless; with New York Times Book Review Article

New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc. 1988, 1990. First Printings. Single Folded Sheet, Clipping. Two interesting miscellaneous collectibles regarding Kathy Acker, the late post-punk experimental writer who was influenced by William S. Burroughs among others: The original publisher's press release, issued by Grove Press, announcing the upcoming release of Acker's novel, Empire of the Senseless, on October 17, 1988. With description, blurbs of acclamation ("An apocalyptic tale that makes A.... Item #1905

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Original Press Release for Empire of the Senseless; with New York Times Book Review Article
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Between C & D: New Writing from the Lower East Side Fiction Magazine

New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1988. First Edition. Softcover. A softcover original, this is a compilation of writings first published in the literary journal Between C & D, undoubtedly referring to the avenues on the lower east side of NYC, edited & with an introduction by Joel Rose 7 Catherine Texier. A cross-section of contributors representing the quintessence of the avant garde literary scene at that time (the 1980s) &... Item #1636

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Between C & D: New Writing from the Lower East Side Fiction Magazine
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The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Vol. IX, No. 3; with: Small Booklet Critical Essay

Elmwood Park, IL: The Dalkey Archive Press, 1989. First Printing. Softcover. This fall 1989 number of the venerable literary journal is partly dedicated to articles by & about Kathy Acker, the late experimental writer often cited as a literary post-punk progeny of William S. Burroughs among other influences. Includes the transcript of a conversation between Acker & Ellen G. Friedman, as well as articles by Acker herself, Naomi Jacobs, Robert... Item #1638

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The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Vol. IX, No. 3; with: Small Booklet Critical Essay
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American Poetry, Vol. 1, No. 2

Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. 1984. First Printing. Softcover. This winter 1984 number of the distinguished literary journal produced by the Department of English at the University of New Mexico features an item regarding Kenneth Rexroth- a 1947-vintage bibliography of poets & critical writers who were the subject of an academic discussion group lead by Rexroth, a group that included Robert Duncan, Philip Lamantia & others. This issue also... Item #1906

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American Poetry, Vol. 1, No. 2
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Milwaukee: A Memoir about the making of the film BEAT

Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2013. Limited First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. Number 39 in the Beat Scene Press Pocket Book Series published by Kevin Ring in the UK. This is an excerpt from As Bad As It Gets, a memoir by filmmaker Gary Walkow about his experiences making the film Beat in 2000. It recounts the author's first encounter with Courtney Love, who ultimately starred in Beat as Joan... Item #1867

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Milwaukee: A Memoir about the making of the film BEAT
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Beat Scene, No. 73

Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, Summer 2014. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. The Summer 2014 issue of the large magazine-format literary journal published by Kevin Ring in the UK, devoted as always to the Beat Generation. This number features fascinating, informative articles about John Wieners & other Boston poets; Robert Duncan & his associates; an account of William S. Burroughs' 1978 reading appearance in Amsterdam by fellow reader Eddie Woods;... Item #1872

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Beat Scene, No. 73
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The Award Avant-Garde Reader

New York, NY: Award Books, 1965. First Printing. Softcover. "No writing in our time has caused such controversy as this. The movement has been a source of inspiration...and scandal. The writers have been praised...and damned. The works have won best-sellerdom...and been suppressed." An anthology of avant-garde writing edited by Gil Orlovitz, in which "Not a single story has ever been published in English before (both quotes from back cover). Featuring... Item #1871

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The Award Avant-Garde Reader
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Defiance #2: A Radical Review

New York, NY: Coronet Communications, Inc. 1971. First Printing. Softcover. This compilation of radical writings features the essay "Lexington Addict's Hospital" by William Burroughs, Jr. (actually William S. Burroughs III, 1947-1981). The ill-fated author describes his experiences at the federal facility where his father, the great William S. Burroughs, was also incarcerated. Also contains fiery articles by two anonymous Weatherman members ("The Long and Winding Road to the Underground"), on... Item #1896

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Defiance #2: A Radical Review
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New Blood Magazine, No. 6

Boulder, CO: New Blood Press, 1982. First Printing. Softcover. This April, 1982 number of the literary journal/zine features "Last Poems" by William Burroughs, Jr. (actually William S. Burroughs III), the bedeviled son of William S. Burroughs, "cursed from birth" as he put it himself & who died the previous year at age 33. Most melancholy, painful & poignant poetry. With images of photographs & illustrations of the poet. This issue... Item #1897

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New Blood Magazine, No. 6
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Writers in Revolt: An anthology

New York, NY: Berkeley Publishing Corporation, 1963. First Printing. Softcover. An early anthology of "the most controversial writing Today"(from front cover) edited by Terry Southern, Richard Seaver & Alexander Trocchi. Includes an essay on William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch by E. S. Seldon (originally published in a 1957 issue of Evergreen Review several years before its full publication), followed by a passage from WSB's breakthrough work. Also excerpts of works... Item #1870

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Writers in Revolt: An anthology
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Evergreen Review, Volume 9, Number 36

New York, NY: Evergreen Review, 1965. First Edition. Soft Cover. Maynard & Miles C118, p. 142 This June 1965 issue of the Evergreen Review features excerpts from testimony during the Boston censorship trial of William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch earlier that year by Allen Ginsberg and Norman Mailer. Also contributions by Octavio Paz, LeRoi Jones, the Marquis De Sade, Richard Seaver, and others also appear in this issue. A vintage... Item #1881

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Evergreen Review, Volume 9, Number 36
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The Soft Machine

New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc. 1966. First U.S. Edition, Third Printing. Hardcover. Maynard & Miles, A5 (b), pgs. 24-26. As William S. Burroughs said, "The purpose of my writing is to expose and arrest nova criminals. In Naked Lunch, Nova Express and The Soft Machine I show who they are and what they are doing and what they will do if not arrested."(front & rear dust jacket flaps) This... Item #1876

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The Soft Machine
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The New Writing in the USA

Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books Ltd. First Edition. Softcover. Maynard & Miles, B27(a), pg. 98. A compilation of writings issued only in the UK as a softcover original, edited by Donald Allen & Robert Creeley. Features an excerpt from The Naked Lunch (as it was originally titled) by William S. Burroughs, along with a short biographical note on WSB in an appendix. Also contributions by Richard Brautigan, Gregory Corso, Lawrence... Item #1873

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The New Writing in the USA
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Evergreen Review, Vol. 12, No. 52

New York, NY: Evergreen Review, Inc. 1968. First Printing. Softcover. Maynard & Miles, C191, pg. 155. This March 1968 issue of the Evergreen Review features a short story by William S. Burroughs, "Johnny 23," with a full-page illustration by Ann Weisman on opposite page. This issue also includes an essay by Gary Snyder, "Passage to More Than India," the complete text of the play "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" by... Item #1874

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Evergreen Review, Vol. 12, No. 52
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Evergreen Review, Vol. 12, No. 60

New York, NY: Evergreen Review, Inc. 1968. First Printing. Softcover. Maynard & Miles, C215, pg. 158. This November 1968 issue of the literary-cultural journal edited by the legendary Barney Rosset features a lengthy story by William S. Burroughs, "Day the Records Went Up," with a full-page multi-media illustration by John Somsky on preceding page. Also an extensive report by John Schultz about the notorious Democratic National Convention in Chicago that... Item #1875

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Evergreen Review, Vol. 12, No. 60
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Antaeus, No. 2

New York, NY & Tangier, Morocco: The Gaea Society, 1971. First Printing. Softcover. Maynard & Miles, C304, pg. 168. This second number of the literary journal issued in Spring 1971 features a piece of short fiction by William S. Burroughs, Pages from Chaos. WSB is also listed as a contributing editor. Also contributions by Paul Bowles (also the consulting editor), John Ciardi, Michael McClure, Joyce Carol Oates, May Swenson &... Item #1878

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Antaeus, No. 2


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