San Francisco, CA: American Newsrepeat Co., n/d (Circa 1967). First Edition. Single Sheet. A large poster (22" x 28&1/4") with magnified reproduction of a classic photograph of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the great Founding Father of the Beat Generation as both poet & publisher, who is still with us at 101 years old as of this writing! The location of this portrait is obviously City Lights Books, the iconic venue in San.....[Item #3517]
JUNE FEATURE: MARK TWAIN: Beacon to the Beat Generation
OUR CENTRAL FEATURE for this month of June 2021 is a selection of works by or about Samuel Langhorne Clemens a.k.a. Mark Twain (1835-1910), the beloved and astoundingly prolific quintessential American journalist, humorist & author.
We can truly assert that Mark Twain was a direct ancestor and inspiration to the Beat Generation that began to flourish a half-century after his death. In Twain's own restless and rebellious journeys, & those of his immortal characters (esp. Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn & the escaped slave Jim), he demolished convention & revealed the true nature of peoples & societies with his sharp wit & penetrating powers of observation.
PLUS...A Selection of Beat Gems! featuring works by GREGORY CORSO, FRED McDARRAH, WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS, THE EVERGREEN REVIEW, LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI, JOYCE JOHNSON, ALLEN GINSBERG, JACK KEROUAC, GARY SNYDER, PHILIP WHALEN, LEW WELCH & MORE!
All on sale for 10-30% off for the Month of JUNE ONLY!
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New York, NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. " "Do you enjoy your own mind? Maxims and legends of total reality, echoing and reechoing there?" asks Lawrence Ferlinghetti in discussing this, his seventh book of verse. "If we could only decipher it....Visual beatitudes, landscapes of living and dying flashed upon the dark screen...." The poems in Who Are We Now?, truly "landscapes of.....[Item #3681]
New York, NY: Totem Press / Corinth Books, 1960 (1965). First Edition, Third Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Signed by Gary Snyder. From the Collection of Ken Mikolowski, Co-Founder of Detroit's Visionary Alternative Press. First released in 1960, Gary Snyder's "Myths & Texts" was the followup to his celebrated "Riprap," first published by Cid Corman's Origin Press in Japan in 1959. Ted Wilentz, owner of the famed 8th Street Bookshop in New.....[Item #2976]
Washington DC: Shoemaker & Hoard, 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Gary Snyder to Ken Mikolowski, Co-Founder of Detroit's Visionary Alternative Press. Gary Snyder's "Danger on Peaks" was published by Jack Shoemaker's Shoemaker & Hoard publishing company in 2004. Inside the book we found a postcard-flyer for a reading-celebration of Karl Pohrt; legendary Ann Arborite, University of Michigan adjunct professor, and onetime proprietor of Ann Arbor's storied Shaman Drum Bookshop.....[Item #2968]
Robert LaVigne. San Francisco, CA: The Auerhahn Press. First Edition. Softcover. A collection of many shorter poems & prose-poems, among the earliest publications by Philip Whalen. A giant of 20th-century American poetry closely associated with the Beat Generation, especially Gary Snyder & Lew Welch, he was a participant in the legendary Sixth Gallery reading in San Francisco where Allen Ginsberg first read Howl. Produced by Dave Haselwood's Auerhahn Press, publisher.....[Item #1720]