[Item #1686] Proceedings: Second Series, Number Thirty-Two. Paul Bowles, Allen Ginsberg, American Academy, Institute of Arts, Letters.

Proceedings: Second Series, Number Thirty-Two

ISBN: 0915974266
New York, NY: American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1981. First Printing. Softcover. This number of the proceedings of the prestigious Academy includes a commemorative tribute by Allen Ginsberg to Henry Miller, who had died the previous year: "He innovated in the courageous mode of spontaneous prose- prose which depends on the energy of the mind moving and the fearless recollection of that energy at time of composition." (pg. 77) Ginsberg himself was inducted as a member of the Academy in 1974. Also in this issue, Paul Bowles is inducted into the Department of Literature, with a fittingly erudite description of his significance: "...In a sense his vision defies the very foundations of 'fiction,' which usually centers upon human relationships. But in any case it is transcribed with masterful skill, and immediately recognizable as his own." (pg. 15) With contributions & inductions of many other luminaries of the arts & letters. A rare Ginsberg piece in its original appearance, along with much more. Signature-bound softcover, in very fine condition, virtually mint, with only very slight rubbings on rear cover. Very Fine. [Item #1686]

Price: $35.00