Cherry Valley, NY: Cherry Valley Editions, 1975. Limited First Edition Thus. Stapled Wrappers. "The Electric Banana by Mary Beach is a unique auditory experience approaching the actual found sounds of language as it mutters half a street sign repetitive argument overheard conversations bits of pop songs in millions of minds like some gigantic octopus with myriad tentacles..." (from Introduction by William S. Burroughs) The avant-garde stream-of-consciousness cult classic by Mary.....[Item #3331]
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Cherry Valley, NY: Cherry Valley Editions, 1980. First Edition. Softcover. This volume consists of The Electric Banana by Mary Beach with an introduction by William S. Burroughs, first published separately in 1975; The Gothic Banana, a humorous piece in unique dialect-spelling; & No Eye No Cyclone. Beach (whose illustrious literary family included Sylvia Beach, proprietor of Shakespeare & Co. in Paris & the first publisher of James Joyce's Ulysses) &.....[Item #1951]
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1963 (2016). First Trade Softcover Edition Thus. Softcover. "Poet Alan Bernheimer provides a long overdue English translation of this French literary classic--"Lost Profiles" is a retrospective of a crucial period in modernism, written by the co-founder of the Surrealist Movement. Opening with a reminiscence of the international Dada movement in the late 1910s and its transformation into the beginnings of surrealism, "Lost Profiles" then.....[Item #2795]
New York, NY: Criterion Books, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Jean Cocteau was the celebrated poet, playwright, and filmmaker who, among myriad other accomplishments, succeeded in achieving something that no establishment-challenging poet before him ever had: he was (in his lifetime) accepted into the French Academy. Poet Allen Ginsberg consistently recommended "Orpheus" and "Blood of the Poet" to his classes while teaching at Naropa. An absolutely integral figure in French literature.....[Item #2662]
New York, NY: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed to Charles Plymell by Charles Henri Ford, & with additional related ephemera. "In the 1940s, as the world stood divided by war, View magazine, together with the talents of the European and American artistic communities, helped define the avant-garde movement in this country and established New York as a world art center."(from front flap) The first anthology of the.....[Item #1791]
New York, NY: Hawk's Well Press, 1960. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. The second volume in the series of poetry anthologies compiled & edited by Jerome Rothenberg, the renowned poet & ethnopoeticist, published by his imprint, Hawk's Well Press. This volume features contributions of poetry by the French Dada pioneer Guillaume Apollinaire (a passage from "Victoire" translated into English by David Antin); the key Black Mountain School poet Robert Creeley ("The.....[Item #2126]
New York, NY: Hawk's Well Press, 1961. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. The third volume in the series of poetry anthologies compiled & edited by Jerome Rothenberg, the renowned poet & ethnopoeticist, published by his imprint, Hawk's well Press. Featuring contributions by eminent Beat Generation & related poets Robert Kelly (an excerpt from "Spiritum" & translations into English of two ancient Indian poems); Phillip Lamantia ("Jeanlu"); Rothenberg himself ("A Bodhisattva Undoes.....[Item #2127]