San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1963 (2016). First Trade Softcover Edition Thus. Softcover. "Poet Alan Bernheimer provides a long overdue English translation of this French literary classic--"Lost Profiles" is a retrospective of a crucial period in modernism, written by the co-founder of the Surrealist Movement. Opening with a reminiscence of the international Dada movement in the late 1910s and its transformation into the beginnings of surrealism, "Lost Profiles" then.....[Item #2795]
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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]
Ann Arbor, MI: Third Mind Books, 20185. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed, Lettered, Limited (1/26) "The seismic cultural impact of Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs was followed by a series of aftershocks. 'Starting from San Francisco' measures a vital instance of this natural process, the circle of aspiring poets around poet and publisher Thomas Rain Crowe and the resurrected Beatitude magazine in the 1970s who used a small-press explosion to sustain and.....[Item #3075]
New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc., 1959. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "DOCTOR SAX is a story of awakening youth in a grey, colorless New England mill town. It is the story of Jack Duluoz, like Kerouac himself a French-Canadian, growing up among the shadowy doorways and brown tenements of Lowell, Mass. Above all, it is the story of the mystery and terror of an intensely felt adolescence...Always lurking behind the.....[Item #3351]
New York, NY: The Hearst Corporation: Avon Books Division, 1959. First Edition. Softcover. "Once again Jack Kerouac's gift for mirroring the sense and essence of an era, for catching the breathing moments of life, his uncanny ear for truth- all is richly revealed in this unique and nostalgic novel of a boy's first experience in love...of his exhilarating and bewildered search for the unawakened man still hidden behind the trembling.....[Item #3347]
New York, NY: Hanuman Books, 1986. First Edition. Softcover in Stiff Wrappers. Signed by Taylor Mead, Legendary Underground Actor & New Yorker. This publication from legendary Lower East Sider Taylor Mead is a centerpiece rarity for any collector interested in New York City during the 1950s & 1960s. Mead, who became infamous for his roles in Andy Warhol's avant-garde films, was also in San Francisco during the mid-1950s. He experienced.....[Item #2987]
Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1972. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by Anais Nin to Ken & Ann Mikolowski. "The Paris I loved is not dead...There is a festive air, as with all people in love with pleasure. There is a patina of shared lives, through high literary articulateness. Paris is still the capital of intelligence and creativity, enriched by the passage of all the artists in the.....[Item #3202]