New York, NY: Criterion Books, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Jean Cocteau was the celebrated poet, playwright, and filmmaker who, among myriad other accomplishments, succeeded in achieving something that no establishment-challenging poet before him ever had: he was (in his lifetime) accepted into the French Academy. Poet Allen Ginsberg consistently recommended "Orpheus" and "Blood of the Poet" to his classes while teaching at Naropa. An absolutely integral figure in French literature.....[Item #2662]
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San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1961. First Edition. Softcover. "The reader should know that this is just a collection of dreams that I scribbled after I woke up from my sleep- They were all written spontaneously, nonstop, just like dreams happen, sometimes written before I was even wide awake- The characters that I've written about in my novels reappear in these dreams in weird new dream situations...and they continue.....[Item #3385]
New York, NY: The Hearst Corporation, Avon Book Division; Penguin Books USA Inc., 1960; 1992. First Edition; Later Printing. Softcovers. "Jack Kerouac has done it again- here is a new novel, once more unlike any you have ever read before. He is an author of astonishing virtuosity. In spinning out this, his wildest tale of love, he says completely new and important things about the real tragedy of narcotics and.....[Item #3381]
New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. "No American writer in the last decade has aroused so much excitement and controversy as Jack Kerouac. Big Sur is his newest and most powerful novel. In it the hero Jack Duluoz experiences a crisis of mind and spirit; it is the crackup of the "bloody King of the Beatniks." Pursued by reporters, visitors, and hangers-on attracted by his.....[Item #3388]
New York, NY: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. "Desolation Angels is Jack Kerouac's strongest novel since On the Road- and his most eagerly awaited. Begun in the mid-1950's, completed in 1961, and thereafter passed from hand to hand in the literary underground until the tattered manuscript reached the publisher in 1964, DESOLATION ANGELS already has a reputation as the candid in-group account of the key figures of the Beat.....[Item #3400]