Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2008. Limited First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. Number 16 in the Beat Scene Press Pocket Book Series published by Kevin Ring in the UK, this is a transcription of two lengthy letters written by author John Clellon Holmes, reminiscing in detail on his long friendship with Jack Kerouac. The letters were written in response to inquiries by Joy Walsh, the publisher of the Kerouac newsletter.....[Item #2135]
Remembering Jack Kerouac & Some Notable Beat Birthdays
Introducing the TMB October Sale, Remembering Jack Kerouac & Some Notable Beat Birthdays! Our special for this month is half Kerouac Memoriam and half honoring the notable October Beat Birthdays of Philip Whalen & the late Michael McClure.
All on sale for 15-35% off for the month of October ONLY!
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Cardiff, Wales: Second Aeon Publications, 1970. First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. This 28-page mimeographed booklet is the first UK small press reaction to Jack Kerouac's death in 1969. With poems by Kerouac (from Mexico City Blues), Iain Sinclair, William Wantling & many others, & an essay by John Rowan. A very scarce & significant Kerouac item, in very fine condition with only very slight wear to covers, & faint crease at.....[Item #1533]
Clements, Marshall. Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1973. Signed Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Signed by Author A very special look at Jack Kerouac's hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts on the second anniversary of his death - With photographs by Kerouac scholar and collector, Marshall Clements. One of 125 numbered copies signed by Barry Gifford and handbound in boards. This is copy# 124/125. Near mint condition with only very slight wear to.....[Item #1190]
Berkeley, CA: Grey Fox Press, 1973. First Printing. Softcover. "Shortly after we moved into Hyphen-House we heard that Jack was coming to San Francisco from Hollywood where he had appeared on the Steve Allen Show. Then he was there, in the kitchen, seated at the table, with red plaid hunting cap set back on his head, and red check flannel shirt worn with tails out, and dress slacks with creases.....[Item #2957]
Crumb, R. New York, NY: ibooks, Inc., 2005. First Softcover Edition thus. Softcover. First published in 2000, this is a very early, heretofore unpublished work, along with journal excerpts & miscellany by Jack Kerouac. This edition was removed from the market because the front cover artwork, a portrait of Kerouac by R. Crumb, was reproduced without permission. An unusual collector's item in as new condition, somehow appropriately subversive. As New.....[Item #1219]
Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2007. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Signed By Michael McClure. Signed, numbered, Limited Edition (#92/150). In this 2005 interview, Michigan State University professor, poet, & critical essayist Rod Phillips interviews poet Michael McClure, whose radically presented visionary poems echo the social & environmental concerns so masterfully charted in his work & the work of his internationally celebrated friends Gary Snyder & Lawrence Ferlinghetti. The interview.....[Item #2651]
Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2012. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Numbered Limited Edition (#46/125). In this candid, historical interview with Philip Whalen, poet David Meltzer catches a still-sharp yet physically-deteriorating Philip Whalen at a crucial point--not long before he became too sick to mine his memory any longer for firsthand biographical glimpses of America's literary past. Whalen recounts his early years with Snyder & Kerouac in San Francisco, and.....[Item #2659]