New York, NY: The Hearst Corporation: Avon Books Division, 1959. First Edition. Softcover. "Once again Jack Kerouac's gift for mirroring the sense and essence of an era, for catching the breathing moments of life, his uncanny ear for truth- all is richly revealed in this unique and nostalgic novel of a boy's first experience in love...of his exhilarating and bewildered search for the unawakened man still hidden behind the trembling.....[Item #3347]
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Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2010. First edition. Hardcover. Sealed in shrinkwrap "Mark Cohen's anthology resurrects Seymour Krim's lost or little-known work. It reminds old fans of his extraordinary style and wit, and introduces a younger generation to an American original. I'm delighted to see Krim's writing back in print and accessible to readers once again."(Jonah Raskin, author of "American Scream: Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" and the Making of the Beat.....[Item #1537]
New York, NY: Interim Books, 1966. First Edition. Stapled Sheets Bound in Wrappers. Signed by poet Diane Wakoski at her contribution. The third number of a quintessential exemplar of "The Mimeograph Revolution" literary phenomenon during the 1960s. Edited by the prolific longtime poet & publisher Kirby Congdon (whom we believe is still active in Key West at about age 95 as of this writing); & published/distributed by poet-painter Jay Socin.....[Item #3201]
New York, NY: Hanuman Books, 1986. First Edition. Softcover in Stiff Wrappers. Signed by Taylor Mead, Legendary Underground Actor & New Yorker. This publication from legendary Lower East Sider Taylor Mead is a centerpiece rarity for any collector interested in New York City during the 1950s & 1960s. Mead, who became infamous for his roles in Andy Warhol's avant-garde films, was also in San Francisco during the mid-1950s. He experienced.....[Item #2987]
London, England; Amherst, MA: Villiers Publications Ltd.; Mulch Press, 1962; 1972. First Printing; Limited Edition. Softcover; Sewn Binding with Stapled Cover Sheets. Nomad journal signed by Diane Wakoski. A bundle of two inter-related rarities: (1) Nomad/New York Ten/Eleven, Autumn 1962. This double number of the literary journal edited by Donald Factor & Anthony Linick (with Anselm Hollo listed as "European Correspondent"), published in London, features mostly poetry & some prose.....[Item #3350]
San Diego, CA: Atticus Press, 1983. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "It is with pangs of nostalgia that I read these on-the-spot notes from 1960 to 1963, composed by Harold Norse in the now-famous Beat Hotel at 9, Rue Git-le-coeur in Paris. The hotel had no name, just the number. Brion Gysin called it the No Name Hotel."(From foreword by William S. Burroughs) The classic work by Harold Norse (1916-2009) that.....[Item #2855]
New York, NY: Hawk's Well Press, 1961. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. The third volume in the series of poetry anthologies compiled & edited by Jerome Rothenberg, the renowned poet & ethnopoeticist, published by his imprint, Hawk's well Press. Featuring contributions by eminent Beat Generation & related poets Robert Kelly (an excerpt from "Spiritum" & translations into English of two ancient Indian poems); Phillip Lamantia ("Jeanlu"); Rothenberg himself ("A Bodhisattva Undoes.....[Item #2127]
Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2007. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Signed by Ben Pleasants. Signed, numbered, Limited Edition (#76/125). In this undiscovered gem from Kevin Ring's Beat Scene Press, Los Angeles Poet, playwright, & journalist Ben Pleasants delivers an article on the hilarious-yet-inconceivable infighting that ran rampant in the private lives of myriad influential American authors in and around San Francisco in the late 1960's and early 1970's. Rexroth.....[Item #2652]
San Francisco, CA: Canessa Gallery, 1975. First Printing. Single Sheet. A broadside (8&1/2"x22") with a prose essay-reminiscence about the North Beach area of San Francisco. Published anonymously & with no reference to place, publisher, date, etc. According to John Sherlock's Bibliography of Works By and About Gary Snyder (Second Edition, Revised and Expanded, 2010), the author is Snyder, the great primary poet of the Beat Generation & beyond. It was.....[Item #2351]
Tampa, FL: University of Tampa, 1964. First Printing. Stapled Sheets in Stapled Wrappers. Signed by Diane Wakoski at her contribution. This early, very rare number in the series of exemplary 1960s-era "Mimeo Revolution" literary journals published at the University of Tampa features a poem by Diane Wakoski, the now-Elder Statesperson of Poetry who has long resided in Michigan, "Belly Dancer." Just to the right of the last stanza, Wakoski has.....[Item #3275]
New York, NY: Venture Publications, Inc., 1960. First Printing. Softcover. Signed by poet Diane Wakoski at her contribution. This number of the venerable literary journal chiefly edited by Joseph J. Friedman features the final interview with the legendary French Existentialist writer-philosopher Albert Camus. As noted, "The sixteen questions comprising the interview were sent to Camus in August 1959. Camus' reply, dated December 20, 1959, was received here on December 26.....[Item #3241]
San Francisco, CA: Glide Memorial Church, Circa 1967. First Printing. Single Sheet. A broadside-poster (14"x20") announcing a "Poetry Fiesta" with "music and Dancers," featuring readings by poets Lenore Kandel, Margaret Randall, Marcus Ulewicz & Lew Welch, held at the Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco on December 16, (circa) 1967. Welch (1926-1971?), among the primary poets of the Beat Generation & the San Francisco Renaissance, famously disappeared in 1971, a......[Item #2497]