New York, NY: Evergreen Review, Inc., 1961. First Printing. Softcover. This early vintage number of the legendary literary journal chiefly edited by Barney Rosset features the poem "Lysergic Acid" by Allen Ginsberg, Founding Father of the Beat Generation, a very early milestone of creative writing under the influence of LSD, much-predating & predicting the countercultural explosion of acid trips later in the 1960s decade. The poem is followed by facsimile.....[Item #4341]
JUNE FEATURE: MARK TWAIN: Beacon to the Beat Generation
OUR CENTRAL FEATURE for this month of June 2021 is a selection of works by or about Samuel Langhorne Clemens a.k.a. Mark Twain (1835-1910), the beloved and astoundingly prolific quintessential American journalist, humorist & author.
We can truly assert that Mark Twain was a direct ancestor and inspiration to the Beat Generation that began to flourish a half-century after his death. In Twain's own restless and rebellious journeys, & those of his immortal characters (esp. Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn & the escaped slave Jim), he demolished convention & revealed the true nature of peoples & societies with his sharp wit & penetrating powers of observation.
PLUS...A Selection of Beat Gems! featuring works by GREGORY CORSO, FRED McDARRAH, WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS, THE EVERGREEN REVIEW, LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI, JOYCE JOHNSON, ALLEN GINSBERG, JACK KEROUAC, GARY SNYDER, PHILIP WHALEN, LEW WELCH & MORE!
All on sale for 10-30% off for the Month of JUNE ONLY!
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San Francisco, CA: American Newsrepeat Co., n/d (Circa 1967). First Edition. Single Sheet. A large poster (22" x 28&1/4") with magnified reproduction of a classic photograph of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the great Founding Father of the Beat Generation as both poet & publisher, who is still with us at 101 years old as of this writing! The location of this portrait is obviously City Lights Books, the iconic venue in San.....[Item #3517]
New York, NY: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. " "Do you enjoy your own mind? Maxims and legends of total reality, echoing and reechoing there?" asks Lawrence Ferlinghetti in discussing this, his seventh book of verse. "If we could only decipher it....Visual beatitudes, landscapes of living and dying flashed upon the dark screen...." The poems in Who Are We Now?, truly "landscapes of.....[Item #3681]