Bolinas, CA: Big Sky, 1978. First Trade Softcover Edition. Softcover. "Frank O'Hara in others--that is what this book is about. As editors, we have collected the messages, long and short, from many of the people who knew Frank or who otherwise feel some close connection with him through either hearsay or his work or both, and whom we approached, asking them to contribute in the forms of their choice: "How...[Item #2935]
Labor Day/September Sale: Beats in Mexico & More...
On September 6, 1951 in Mexico City...
We reflect upon the anniversary of a certain game of "William Tell" that played a crucial role in American culture through its later transmutation & manifestation as the literary and cultural legacy of William S. Burroughs.
We've placed alongside these Burroughs-related relics a truly transnational platter of rarities dealing with the Mexican sojourns of other Beat or Beat-related writers. Added to this are a few crowd-pleasing New York & Black Mountain favorites sure to satisfy the scholar and the curious.
Featuring WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS, WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS JR., FRANK O'HARA, LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI, ROBERT CREELEY, BONNIE BREMSER, CHARLES OLSON & MORE, we present the September/Labor Day Sale from Third Mind Books!
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New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. "City Poet: The Life and Times of Frank O'Hara" must be regarded as an absolutely seminal resource to all those interested in O'Hara and his inimitable contribution to American poetry. As this tome recounts, O'Hara was at the forefront of the now-canonized New York art & poetry scene of the 1950s & 60s. He was a vibrant, daily presence whose...[Item #2930]
New York, NY: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. Written by the dedicatee of O'Hara's "Lunch Poems," this is a resource unlike any other we have pertaining to the life of O'Hara. As the text on the front flap states, LeSeur lived with O'Hara for ten years from 1955-1965, the years in which O'Hara created the bulk of his major work. LeSeur's memoir is a "memoir,"--it's fueled by...[Item #2931]
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]