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]
Berkeley, CA: Regent Press, 2014. First Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by Jack Hirschman to Thomas Rain Crowe. A collection of poems by Jack Hirschman, the legendary & prolific former Poet Laureate of San Francisco, firebrand radical & acclaimed translator. As Hirschman explains in his introduction, this text, originally written in 1972, was lost for many years & finally turned up in 2012, making this "A Miracle Book" as he.....[Item #4076]
San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books, 1986. First Trade Edition. Hardcover. "Thoreau was sure that we could have an original love affair with the universe, but only if we decline to marry the world, and he suspected that the divine man is the man uncontrolled by social obligation. He believed that the young man or young woman should give up tending the machine of civilization and instead farm the soul.....[Item #3545]