New York, NY: Scribners, 1963. First Trade Edition & Association Copy. Softcover. Signed & Inscribed by Robert Creeley to Ken & Ann Mikolowski, Founders of Detroit's "Alternative Press"; with Laid-In Handwritten Notation including Additional Signature, Phone Number, & Directions. In the introductory note to "The Island," Creeley states the book's essential allegorical properties & on the page beside it dedicates the work to the poet Charles Olson, the influential giant...[Item #2720]
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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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]
London, England: Cape Goliard Press, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. A primary source book for innumerable mid-century masters & beyond, Charles Olson's monumental "Archaeologist of Morning" can be seen as Olson's 'Collected Poems' outside of his famed "Maximus" series, as it contains all the poems Olson himself actually approved for publication in his lifetime not intended for the Maximus series. As such, it contains "Y & X," "In Cold Hell, In...[Item #3095]
Detroit, MI: The Alternative Press, 1970. First Edition Thus. Stapled Sheets. Charles Olson (1910-1970), a literal & literary Giant in the canon of twentieth-century American poetry, first published some of these poems in a small edition during 1958; then expanded to ten poems in a larger edition during 1965 (see Butterick & Glover, A12 a-b, pgs. 11-12). In the deep, allusive Olsonian manner, the poems combine expansive mythology with contemporary...[Item #3174]