Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin / The Riverside Press, 1941 (1960). First Edition Thus. Hardcover. "In the summer of 1936, James Agee and Walker Evans were sent on a journalistic assignment to discover and disclose the actual daily lives of typical sharecropper families in the South. They found and lived with three families for one month, and put together words and photographs that were eloquent, original, and devastating. 'Let Us Now.....[Item #4564]
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New York, NY: McDowell, Obolensky, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. "This extremely moving novel deals with a universal human situation. It is the story of a loving and closely knit family and of the loss and heartbreak in that intimate circle when a beloved member suddenly dies. Yet A Death in the Family is not a sad book. It is essentially a story of love, which glows with affection and tenderness.....[Item #4469]
Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1985. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by editor Millicent Dillon. "How I wish that I were with you now. I saw Bill [William Burroughs] for a few minutes, he called by to see me or I told Bryan [Brion Gysin] to let him in- rather send him in. I don't quite remember." (from letter of September 28, 1966 to Paul Bowles, pg. 290). A......[Item #3981]
London, England: John Calder, 1964. First UK Edition. Hardcover. (Maynard & Miles, A2c, pgs. 11-14; Shoaf, Section I, No. 2t, pg. 20; Schottlaender, A2d, pg. 3). “The Naked Lunch is one of the most important and most controversial novels to have appeared since the war…Burroughs is at the same time the central figure in the ‘beat’ movement and the principal American post-Joycean, using and creating language in a new way.....[Item #4521]
New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1958. First American Edition. Hardcover. A collectibly flawed production (see below). "Although Albert Camus has been active in the theater during most of his career, this important aspect of his creative life has been little known in English-speaking countries. This volume- for which the author has written a special Preface- is the first complete publication, in English, of his major work to date.....[Item #4543]
London, England: Collins, 1959. First British Edition. Hardcover. "The great success of his first book From Here to Eternity established James Jones's reputation as a major novelist and an unrivaled interpreter of the American soldier. For his new novel, massive in scale and closely observed in its detail, the small town of Parkman, Illinois, provides a civilian setting. The theme of Some Came Running is the sad gap between capability.....[Item #4523]
New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc., 1961. First American Trade Edition. Hardcover. ""For me," says Lawrence Durrell, "Tropic of Cancer stands beside Moby Dick." T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, George Orwell, and Edmund Wilson- these and many other leading writers of our time have characterized Tropic of Cancer as a modern American Classic. Yet it has taken twenty-seven years for Henry Miller's most important and, in the opinion of some, best.....[Item #4507]
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. "In the past few years, no one has influenced the sound and style of hard-rock music in America as greatly as Jim Morrison, lead singer, composer and lyricist for The Doors. The savage, superheated intimacy of his performance, the turned-on intensity of his music, and his uninhibited personality and public pronouncements have made an indelible impression on high school and.....[Item #4461]
Boston, MA: Atlantic Monthly Press/ Little, Brown and Company, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. "This long-awaited novel by Katherine Anne Porter is destined to take a permanent place in the literature of our time. Over a period of many years Miss Porter has devoted her creative energy and her great gifts as a storyteller to this major work, weaving its many strands into a rich, varicolored fabric. It is a novel.....[Item #4020]
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. "The author writes: The two long pieces in this book originally came out in The New Yorker- RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS in 1955, SEYMOUR- An Introduction in 1959. Whatever their differences in mood or effect, they are both very much concerned with Seymour Glass, who is the main character in my still-uncompleted series about the Glass family. It.....[Item #4496]
New York, NY: Random House, Inc., 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. "Budd Schulberg has drawn for us the whole turbulent, seething harbor of New York- a world in itself. Here are the traffic turmoil, the sea-smells and sounds, the seething activity and the riverfront slum dwellers of simple faith- long accustomed to violence, betrayal and sudden death...in the intertwined stories of Terry Malloy, the "fringe hoodlum" who struggles against the faint.....[Item #4541]
New York, NY: Frederick Praeger, 1963. First American Edition. Hardcover. Subtitled “A Soviet Novel of Life in Stalin’s Forced Labor Camps,” Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” is an uncontested classic of World Literature. First published in the Soviet literary magazine “Novy Mir,” or “New World” in November of 1962, it describes a single day in the life of an ordinary prisoner, Ivan Denisovich.....[Item #4504]
Robert Williams. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books, Inc., 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed to Charles Plymell by Robert Williams A large, lavish production surveying the art of Robert Williams, cult conjurer of images that are truly sui generis, incorporating a panoply of high & low cultural references into a jarring maniacal stew. Williams is also the founder of the renowned monthly art periodical, Juxtapoz. This first edition has a very special.....[Item #1721]
Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1972. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by Yevgeny Yevtushenko to Thomas Rain Crowe. "You talk to me of freedom? Empty question/ under umbrellas of bombs in the sky/ It's a disgrace to be free of your own age/ A hundred times more shameful than to be its slave." ("On the Question of Freedom, fourth stanza, translated by Lawrence Ferlinghetti with Anthony Kahn) A......[Item #3532]