N/P: Filthythumb Press, 1968. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. On approaching the work of French dramatist, poet, essayist & actor Antonin Artaud (1896-1948), one is by turns intrigued and bewildered, but is perhaps most notably (albeit occasionally) brought to epiphany. If the contemporary English slang adjective "batshit" was then in use, it would have been employed in virtually all descriptions of Artaud. An unlikely casualty of medical misdiagnoses as a child.....[Item #3590]
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!