The Unspeakable Visions of the Individual, Vol. 3, Numbers 1 & 2. Herbert Huncke.
The Unspeakable Visions of the Individual, Vol. 3, Numbers 1 & 2

The Unspeakable Visions of the Individual, Vol. 3, Numbers 1 & 2

California, PA: Arthur & Glee (Kit) Knight, 1973. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This vintage issue of the pioneering Beat scholarly journal edited & published by the venerable husband-&-wife team of Arthur & Kit (then referred to as "Glee") Knight " dedicated to Herbert Huncke, a legend in his own time." (from contents page) The articles devoted to Huncke, the legendary, seminal founder- street mentor of the Beat Generation, include: An extensive interview with Huncke conducted by John Tytell, among the earliest & most important, used for the landmark work Naked Angels published three years later (1976) & including important anecdotal information about William S. Burroughs; an essay, "On Huncke's Book," by Allen Ginsberg that's really a capsule review of Huncke's life & work up to that time by one of his most famous Beat protégés; & the autobiographical piece "The Law of Retribution" which later appeared in his classic The Evening Sun Turned Crimson (1980) as well as a short untitled poem by Huncke himself. With front, back cover & two interior photographs of Huncke taken by Evan L. Arthur " a reading given by Mr. Huncke on Wednesday evening, June 13, 1973 at the St. Marks Church on the lower East Side, New York City." (from rear notes page) Also in this issue are two photographs of Kenneth Patchen; an exchange of letters between John Clellon Holmes & the knights & much more. From the collection of Jim McCrary, a poet & educator who resides in Lawrence, Kansas, where he was a friend & associate of WSB during his later years there. An essential Huncke-&-co. Beat collectible, with significant provenance. In near-fine condition with only light rubbing, scratching & a few short, faint creases to front, back covers & spine; light browning at & near spine-edges of covers; moderate-light wear, tiny chips & bumps to all edges & corners of same esp. spine; top of two staples loose at spine (effecting covers only); light browning & scratching to all edges of text block. Interior very fine with bookseller's (or distributor's?) stamp in blank area near upper right corner of contents page; small creases at corners of page leaves esp. top corners; sparse spotting in blank areas of a few pages. Near Fine. [Item #3030]

Price: $35.00

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