London, England: The Porcupine Press, 1948. First Edition Thus. Softcover. There are few things a scholar or literary person loves more than a good joust on matters of function, technique & taste, of craft, method and mindset. Poets are among the most polemical and notorious, historically, for their combative refusals to be rhetorically de-clawed. Their full-throated public-&-private denunciations of those they understand to be in opposition to The Great Spirit.....[Item #3725]
SEPTEMBER FEATURE: R. CRUMB, JACK HIRSCHMAN, & A POET'S POTLUCK
Setting up Third Mind Books specials has become more and more like the duties of a pall bearer as the years wear on, with the recent death of poet-giant Jack Hirschman just the latest in the funerary motorcade. We've got a few of Jack's books in the special, but (on a happier note) also celebrate the recent 78th birthday of subversive Underground Comix genius R. Crumb.
The September 2021 Sale-&-Feature, "R. CRUMB, JACK HIRSCHMAN, & A POET'S POTLUCK" features 30 items by or featuring WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS, JACK KEROUAC, JAMES AGEE, ANTONIN ARTAUD, GERARD MALANGA, PERCY SHELLEY, JOHN RECHY, ALLEN GINSBERG, NEELI CHERKOVSKI, JAMES DICKEY, JOHN CLELLON HOLMES, R. CRUMB, JACK HIRSCHMAN, ROBERT BLY & MORE!
All on sale for 10-30% off for the Month of SEPTEMBER ONLY!
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San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books, 1986. First Trade Edition. Hardcover. "Thoreau was sure that we could have an original love affair with the universe, but only if we decline to marry the world, and he suspected that the divine man is the man uncontrolled by social obligation. He believed that the young man or young woman should give up tending the machine of civilization and instead farm the soul.....[Item #3545]
New York, NY: Three Rooms Press, 2014. First Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by Gerard Malanga to Charles Plymell. "Thomas Merton called Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo "the greatest universal poet since Dante." British poet, critic, and biographer Martin Seymour-Smith, a leading authority on world literature, identified Vallejo as "...the greatest twentieth-century poet in any language." And in the forceful, brilliant poetry of Vallejo, poet/photographer Gerard Malanga discovered a kindred spirit.....[Item #3348]