Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin / The Riverside Press, 1941 (1960). First Edition Thus. Hardcover. "In the summer of 1936, James Agee and Walker Evans were sent on a journalistic assignment to discover and disclose the actual daily lives of typical sharecropper families in the South. They found and lived with three families for one month, and put together words and photographs that were eloquent, original, and devastating. 'Let Us Now.....[Item #4564]
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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London, England: Ambit, 1968. First Printing. Stapled Sheets. This vintage number of the British literary journal founded in 1959 & edited until 2013 by Dr. Martin Bax, still going strong as of this writing, features "Johnny 23" by William S. Burroughs accompanied with an illustration by Ron Sandford (inner back cover, unpaginated). Hypnotic, repetitive & riveting, this piece consists of eight titled sections beginning with the above title, & is.....[Item #4582]
New York, NY: Tony Shafrazi Gallery, 1987. First Printing. Folded Card Stock. "To view these pictures puts the viewer in the position of the creative observer, who creates by observing. There is a distinct sensation when this creation occurs. One is looking at the picture, then a face, a narrow street filled with red mist, a mineshaft, an area of red huts, swim into view...here is a man pissing against.....[Item #4585]
London, England: MQ Publications, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. “The R. Crumb Handbook is a brand new take on the life, trials and ideas of one of the most influential cartoonists of the last 40 years. Wry, self-deprecating, and candid, this is an exceptionally revealing and unexpectedly moving visual biography. Crumb is thoughtful and enlightening, with insights into 20th century popular culture that are hilarious, challenging, and acidly satirical. He casts.....[Item #4257]