New York, NY; London, England; New York, NY: Olympia Press; Sphere Books Limited; Coronet Communications, 1970; 1971. First Edition; First Edition Thus. Softcover. "SPEED is the autobiographical novel of William Burroughs Jr's methedrine inspired Odyssey through New York's asphalt jungle. With painful candor he explores the horizons of the speed freak's world- hustling for dope and money, harassed by the police, crashing in overcrowded, garbage strewn pads, and guiding his.....[Item #4172]
The Prolific & Underappreciated
One of our favorite new sections of the Third Mind Books site, “The Prolific & Underappreciated” category consists of hand-picked works by numerous individuals whose contributions to and achievements in the field of literature fail to match their “renown” or esteem in the minds of common readers, critics or scholars alike. We take this category to be an opportunity for all to discover the rich repository of untapped resources that are these authors and their many works.
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Bristol, England: The Kerouac Connection, 1989. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This vintage number of the UK literary journal of the Beat Generation & especially Jack Kerouac, edited & with contributions by David Moore, begins with "Frankie & Johnnie: A New York Memoir," about Kerouac & his first wife Edie (referring to their mutual affectionate nicknames) by none other than James Perrizo (1944-2006), the devoted Beat scholar & collector who was.....[Item #4413]
Baltimore, MD: Cherry Valley Editions, 1976. First Printings. Stapled Wrappers. Three very early, contiguous numbers of the literary review journal Northeast Rising Sun, edited & with contributions by Charles Plymell & Pamela Beach Plymell, published by their Cherry Valley Editions imprint: (1) NRS Vol. 1 No. 2 (May 1976)- this second-ever issue features a review of Brion Gysin's great collaborative work with William S. Burroughs & Ian Sommerville, Brion Gysin.....[Item #4209]
Cherry Valley, NY: Cherry Valley Editions, 1977; 1978; 1979. First Printings. Stapled Wrappers. Four vintage, contiguous numbers of the literary review journal subtitled "A Small Press Review Magazine" co-published & with contributions by Legendary Literary Outlaw Charles Plymell, & chiefly edited by his wife & co-publisher Pamela Beach Plymell, productions of their Cherry Valley Editions imprint: (1) NRS Vol. 2 No. 8 & 9 (1977)- this issue features a lengthy.....[Item #4223]
Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1990. First Printing. Hardcover. “In these critical essays Gregory Stephenson takes the reader on a journey through the literature of the Beat Generation: a journey encompassing that common ethos of Beat literature—the passage from darkness to light, from fragmented being toward wholeness, from Beat to Beatific. In his introduction, Stephenson provides a brief history of this literary and cultural phenomenon and establishes the basis.....[Item #5275]