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]
New York, NY: Paper Book Gallery, 1965. First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. The rare first edition of one of the earliest collections of poems by Ray Bremser (1934-1998), the hard-living Beat author who was a close colleague of Allen Ginsberg & other primary figures of the Beat Generation. With an introduction by Ginsberg. Among the most scarce & important Bremser collectibles, in very fine condition with only minor sunning & browning.....[Item #1995]
San Francisco, CA: Angel Island Publications, 1958. First Edition. Periodical. This is the very scarce first issue of Contact, published in 1958. Contributors to this premiere issue include Ray Bradbury, Evan S. Connell, S.I. Hayakawa, William Saroyan, Alan Watts, William Carlos Williams and others. Front & back covers are worn & spine creased, but the inside pages are in very good condition, slightly yellowed with edgewear. Signature-bound softcover. An important.....[Item #1088]
Buffalo, NY: Duncan McNaughton, 1970. First Printing. Stapled Sheets. This vintage literary journal, compiled & published by renowned poet Duncan McNaughton, features contributions by Michael McClure (the two-part poem "Tatagatha Valentines"); McNaughton himself (the short poem "Page for the Buddha of Right Motive"); Charles Olson (a short untitled poem dedicated to Bob Hogg dated October 23, 1967); Edward Sanders (the poem "The Barge of Charles Olson Down River by the.....[Item #2122]
n/p (distributed by City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA: Beach Books, Texts & Documents, 1968. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Published the year after T.V. Baby Poems (item #1809), this is a facsimile of Allen Ginsberg's original 1961 hand-typed manuscript, with subsequent hand-written corrections & notations, of the first & longest poem in that previous volume, where it is titled "Television Was a Baby Crawling Toward That Death Chamber." It is.....[Item #1810]
San Bernardino, CA: Beatdom Books, 2014. First Printing. Softcover. '72 through '97, Letters & Recollections. "Don't Hesitate is a masterpiece of candor. It is beautifully written & designed, making it a pleasure to read and re-read. One would like to pigeon-hole the book and say that it is a collection of poems; a collection of letters; a memoir; a love story; a character study; a coming of age story; a......[Item #2015]
New York, NY: Interim Books, 1966. First Edition. Stapled Sheets Bound in Wrappers. Signed by poet Diane Wakoski at her contribution. The third number of a quintessential exemplar of "The Mimeograph Revolution" literary phenomenon during the 1960s. Edited by the prolific longtime poet & publisher Kirby Congdon (whom we believe is still active in Key West at about age 95 as of this writing); & published/distributed by poet-painter Jay Socin.....[Item #3201]
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]
London, England: Aloes Books, 1978. First Separate Edition. Stapled Wrappers. Book Part of a series published in the UK only, this is the first separate edition of an early short story by Thomas Pynchon, first published in Epoch Magazine in 1960. One among a stated limitation of 1,500 copies. A rare & interesting Pynchon collectible, in very fine condition, almost mint except for residue & minor scratches, probably from removed.....[Item #1829]
Tampa, FL: University of Tampa, 1964. First Printing. Stapled Sheets in Stapled Wrappers. Signed by Diane Wakoski at her contribution. This early, very rare number in the series of exemplary 1960s-era "Mimeo Revolution" literary journals published at the University of Tampa features a poem by Diane Wakoski, the now-Elder Statesperson of Poetry who has long resided in Michigan, "Belly Dancer." Just to the right of the last stanza, Wakoski has.....[Item #3275]