New York, NY: The Citadel Press, 1964. First Edition. Softcover. "Kerouac's wanderers are more difficult to classify. For one thing, the contemporary tramp or hobo is more likely to be found on the highway than on the railways...furthermore, Kerouac's migrant may be a young man from the middle class who sees life on the road as a form of rebellion against conformity and middle class mores. But...the fact remains that.....[Item #3161]
America the Beat-iful!
Here at Third Mind Books, we decided to switch up the special and engage in the 4th-of-July Holiday spirit through featuring some of our favorite American Subversives who instinctually and emphatically understood (to quote Lawrence Ferlinghetti) that "...DISSENT IS NOT UN-AMERICAN."
We gathered a number of items that either directly refer to "America" or reflect our distinctly American tendency to exalt or defame any of the innumerable aspects of this Great Experiment that we see fit at a particular moment or time.
We celebrate the energy, enthusiasm, and contribution of these trailblazing innovators of American life & literature with THESE items, all from 10-30% off THE MONTH OF JULY, ONLY!
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San Francisco, CA: Four Seasons Foundation / City Lights Books, 1964. Third Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Now here's some quintessential Olson--stylistic, admonishing, alluring yet borderline incomprehensible. This writer would argue that one has to consider Olson's letters--along with his famed, sprawling talk-a-thons--within the context of his amphetamine use. While I am aware that this is something footnoted and known about Olson--that his amphetamine use sometimes shaped his lectures and talks--I don't...[Item #3100]
New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1960. First Edition Thus. Softcover. "From Edgar Allan Poe in the 1830s to Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg in 1960, American Bohemianism has had a long, colorful, and usually somewhat fantastic history. This is the only complete record of that story- with hoboes, cranks and starving poets as its heroes; suffragettes and artists' models as its heroines; and banquets, suicides, and ferocious literary rivalries...[Item #3159]
Lafayette, IN: English Literature in Transition: 1880-1920, English Department, Purdue University, 1966. Limited First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. Inscribed & signed by Robert Peters to James Perrizo; & with original typed, hand-initialed letter from Peters to Perrizo. "In the summer of 1884, Edmund Gosse's superiors at the London Board of Trade, where he worked as a translator, granted him a leave of absence in order to make a lecture tour of...[Item #3246]