New York, NY: Appleton-Century, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. "A hundred years ago, Mark Twain's life-long love affair with the future fiftieth state began when the steamer Ajax arrived in Honolulu on Sunday, March 18, 1866. Samuel Clemens came as a newspaper correspondent to write, over his famous pen name, a series of travel letters for publication in the Sacramento Union. He spent only four months and a day in the.....[Item #4376]
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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Liverpool, PA; n/p: Bob Sprowls; Becky Thatcher Book Shop, 1985; n/d. Limited First Edition; First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. Two rare booklets concerning Samuel Langhorne Clemens a/k/a Mark Twain (1835-1910), the great American humorist & author: (1) Mark Twain in Williamsport, booklet in stapled wrappers, 1985 first edition, No. 725 of 1000 copies, all as stated on title page. With a series of articles by Twain scholar & educator T.R. McIntosh.....[Item #4314]
Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2020. Limited First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. "In early May 1993, I got a call from Michael Wenger at San Francisco Zen Center. He told me that Philip Whalen needed someone to help him perform daily tasks, answer mail, take him shopping, and so on. I had reservations because my life is in a state of upheaval...I went to visit Philip in his room at.....[Item #4348]