Arlington, MA: Tough Poets Press, 2015. First Edition. Softcover. "In The Whole Shot, Rick Schober has assembled a fascinating collection of interviews with Gregory Corso, gathered from far-flung sources and dating from the mid 1950s to the mid 1980s. These are supplemented with a number of informative notes furnished by the editor, and the collection is further enriched with a foreword by Dick Brukenfeld who was an early friend and.....[Item #4234]
JUNE FEATURE: MARK TWAIN: Beacon to the Beat Generation
OUR CENTRAL FEATURE for this month of June 2021 is a selection of works by or about Samuel Langhorne Clemens a.k.a. Mark Twain (1835-1910), the beloved and astoundingly prolific quintessential American journalist, humorist & author.
We can truly assert that Mark Twain was a direct ancestor and inspiration to the Beat Generation that began to flourish a half-century after his death. In Twain's own restless and rebellious journeys, & those of his immortal characters (esp. Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn & the escaped slave Jim), he demolished convention & revealed the true nature of peoples & societies with his sharp wit & penetrating powers of observation.
PLUS...A Selection of Beat Gems! featuring works by GREGORY CORSO, FRED McDARRAH, WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS, THE EVERGREEN REVIEW, LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI, JOYCE JOHNSON, ALLEN GINSBERG, JACK KEROUAC, GARY SNYDER, PHILIP WHALEN, LEW WELCH & MORE!
All on sale for 10-30% off for the Month of JUNE ONLY!
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Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2003. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers; Single Sheet. This vintage winter 2003 number of the magazine-format literary journal edited & published by Kevin Ring in the UK features an interview with Aubrey Malone about his biography of Charles Bukowski, The Hunchback of East Hollywood, conducted by Ring; an article-review on a Bukowski documentary, Born Into This, directed by John Dullaghan; a delightful "open letter" from.....[Item #4098]
London, England: Aloes Books, 1973. First Edition, Limited Second Printing. Stapled Wrappers. "The white subway gathered silent speed as buildings and landscapes slid by- faster- faster- a blur of film flakes then pictures leaped into sharp focus- mist and frogs in 1920s roads- morning sleep of detour- needle beer in Sid's. He was in a long tunnel of old photos stretching back to his childhood- back- back- "STOP." " (from.....[Item #4274]
New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1983. Limited First Edition. Hardcover in Slipcase, Shipping Carton. One of 300 copies numbered & signed by William S. Burroughs. The second work in the great later trilogy of novels by William S. Burroughs, a founding father of the Beat Generation; a literary-cultural figure of gigantic influence & inspiration. Preceded by Cities of the Red Night (1981) & followed by The Western Lands.....[Item #2905]
London, England: Picador/ Pan Books Ltd., 1989. First UK Edition. Hardcover. " "Interzone" was the working title for the novel William S. Burroughs composed from roughly 1953 through 1958- the work that, when finally published under the title Naked Lunch, revolutionized the modern novel to a degree perhaps unmatched by any other work in this century. Burroughs' readers will recognize "Interzone" as the dreamlike locus of so much of his.....[Item #4318]
New York, NY: Evergreen Review, Inc., 1961. First Printing. Softcover. This early vintage number of the legendary literary journal chiefly edited by Barney Rosset features the poem "Lysergic Acid" by Allen Ginsberg, Founding Father of the Beat Generation, a very early milestone of creative writing under the influence of LSD, much-predating & predicting the countercultural explosion of acid trips later in the 1960s decade. The poem is followed by facsimile.....[Item #4341]
San Francisco, CA: American Newsrepeat Co., n/d (Circa 1967). First Edition. Single Sheet. A large poster (22" x 28&1/4") with magnified reproduction of a classic photograph of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the great Founding Father of the Beat Generation as both poet & publisher, who is still with us at 101 years old as of this writing! The location of this portrait is obviously City Lights Books, the iconic venue in San.....[Item #3517]
New York, NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. " "Do you enjoy your own mind? Maxims and legends of total reality, echoing and reechoing there?" asks Lawrence Ferlinghetti in discussing this, his seventh book of verse. "If we could only decipher it....Visual beatitudes, landscapes of living and dying flashed upon the dark screen...." The poems in Who Are We Now?, truly "landscapes of.....[Item #3681]
New York, NY: Atheneum, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. "At twenty-six Joyce Glassman has written a strong, mature novel. In Miss Glassman's own words, "This is a novel about a young girl in the process of becoming a human being. Susan wants to break through a wall of glass she feels shutting herself off from others. She wants to feel, to experience, to stop being an onlooker." The action in Come.....[Item #4344]
New York, NY; Washington, D.C. Robert F. Kennedy for U.S. Senator; Kennedy for President, 1964; 1968. Stapled Pamphlet; Single Sheets. "Young Americans have made this year's election a test of faith. They have taken the deepest beliefs of our country at face value: individual freedom, commitment to social justice, willingness to examine old ideas and choose new ones. This faith- and the energy behind it- has turned this election into.....[Item #4368]
n/p; Carmarthen, Wales; San Francisco, CA: Bootlegger/ Albion; Unicorn Bookshop; Grey Fox Press, 1973; 1976; 1993. Bootleg Edition; First Edition Thus; First Edition Thus, Second Printing. Stapled Wrappers; Unbound Sheets in Loose Wrappers; Softcover. "Old Angel Midnight is only the beginning of a lifelong work in multilingual sound, representing the haddal-da-babra of babbling world tongues coming in thru my window at midnight no matter where I live or what I'm.....[Item #4311]
London, England: Penguin Books Ltd., 2000; 2008. First Softcover Editions Thus, Later Printings. Softcovers. Both volumes signed by Carolyn Cassady, one also inscribed & dated. Jack Kerouac's On the Road, along with Allen Ginsberg's Howl & William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch, ignited the Beat Generation into a popular phenomenon that in turn paved the way for the seismic literary & cultural upheavals which culminated during the 1960s. Famously written on.....[Item #4379]
New York, NY: Totem Press / Corinth Books, 1960 (1965). First Edition, Third Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Signed by Gary Snyder. From the Collection of Ken Mikolowski, Co-Founder of Detroit's Visionary Alternative Press. First released in 1960, Gary Snyder's "Myths & Texts" was the followup to his celebrated "Riprap," first published by Cid Corman's Origin Press in Japan in 1959. Ted Wilentz, owner of the famed 8th Street Bookshop in New.....[Item #2976]
Washington DC: Shoemaker & Hoard, 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Gary Snyder to Ken Mikolowski, Co-Founder of Detroit's Visionary Alternative Press. Gary Snyder's "Danger on Peaks" was published by Jack Shoemaker's Shoemaker & Hoard publishing company in 2004. Inside the book we found a postcard-flyer for a reading-celebration of Karl Pohrt; legendary Ann Arborite, University of Michigan adjunct professor, and onetime proprietor of Ann Arbor's storied Shaman Drum Bookshop.....[Item #2968]
New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. The late work of imaginative detective fiction by Samuel Langhorne Clemens a/k/a Mark Twain (1835-1910), the canonical American humorist & author, featuring an appearance by Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes- an unusual & delightful cross-pollination between two literary icons. Offered here is the very first edition, first printing, published by Harper & Brothers in April 1902 as stated on copyright.....[Item #4381]
New York, NY: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1912. First Edition. Hardcovers. The first full biography of Mark Twain (born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835-1910), the canonical American author & humorist. Published only two years after his death, this monumental three-volume achievement by Albert Bigelow Paine (1861-1937) describes Twain's life & works in granular detail, in a strictly linear chronology beginning with his ancestors. As noted on title page, the volumes are.....[Item #4251]
New York, NY: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1931; 1938. First Edition, Second Printing; First Edition. Hardcovers. One of two volumes signed by author Clara Clemens, daughter of Mark Twain. "Twenty long years have passed since my father was laid in the ground, yet had these years been only days the memory of that tragic event could not be more vivid. In the lovely month of April- month of soft green.....[Item #4216]
New York, NY: Appleton-Century, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. "A hundred years ago, Mark Twain's life-long love affair with the future fiftieth state began when the steamer Ajax arrived in Honolulu on Sunday, March 18, 1866. Samuel Clemens came as a newspaper correspondent to write, over his famous pen name, a series of travel letters for publication in the Sacramento Union. He spent only four months and a day in the.....[Item #4376]
Berkeley & Los Angeles, CA: 1967. Hardcover. "Bizarre plot elements enlivened with irony and satire characterize these later fictional pieces by Mark Twain, published here in full for the first time. In theme and style they are closely related to The Mysterious Stranger, which is generally considered the most important work of his later years. Known to scholars as the "Great Dark" manuscripts, this group of unfinished narratives offers substantial.....[Item #4230]
Berkeley, CA; New York, NY: The Iowa Center for Textual Studies/ University of California Press; Oxford University Press, 1980. First Editions Thus. Hardcovers. The three classic novels by Mark Twain (1835-1910) featuring his immortal character Tom Sawyer in one volume, along with another edition of one of the three works: (1) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Tom Sawyer Abroad & Tom Sawyer, Detective, published for the Iowa Center for Textual.....[Item #4351]
Liverpool, PA; n/p: Bob Sprowls; Becky Thatcher Book Shop, 1985; n/d. Limited First Edition; First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. Two rare booklets concerning Samuel Langhorne Clemens a/k/a Mark Twain (1835-1910), the great American humorist & author: (1) Mark Twain in Williamsport, booklet in stapled wrappers, 1985 first edition, No. 725 of 1000 copies, all as stated on title page. With a series of articles by Twain scholar & educator T.R. McIntosh.....[Item #4314]
New York, NY: Doubleday, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. "Mark Twain: The Bachelor Years is an unprecedented look at the formative years of America's best-known and best-loved writer and humorist, a thorough and thoroughly delightful examination of the life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens from birth to marriage at age thirty-four- the years of wildly varied experience that helped form the bases of his great classics: The Innocents Abroad, Roughing It, Tom.....[Item #4346]
New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1996. First Softcover Edition Thus. Softcover. "Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, has long been regarded as the quintessential American writer. He was beloved, widely read, and famous in his own time, and his stature has only grown in our time. Mark Twain is an American icon, a celebrated personality whose real-life adventures and fictional tales have taken on mythic proportions. Until.....[Item #4361]
Robert LaVigne. San Francisco, CA: The Auerhahn Press. First Edition. Softcover. A collection of many shorter poems & prose-poems, among the earliest publications by Philip Whalen. A giant of 20th-century American poetry closely associated with the Beat Generation, especially Gary Snyder & Lew Welch, he was a participant in the legendary Sixth Gallery reading in San Francisco where Allen Ginsberg first read Howl. Produced by Dave Haselwood's Auerhahn Press, publisher.....[Item #1720]
Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2020. Limited First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. "In early May 1993, I got a call from Michael Wenger at San Francisco Zen Center. He told me that Philip Whalen needed someone to help him perform daily tasks, answer mail, take him shopping, and so on. I had reservations because my life is in a state of upheaval...I went to visit Philip in his room at.....[Item #4348]