Don't Hesitate: Knowing Allen Ginsberg. Marc Olmsted, Allen Ginsberg.

Don't Hesitate: Knowing Allen Ginsberg

ISBN: 9780956952578
San Bernardino, CA: Beatdom Books, 2014. First Printing. Softcover. '72 through '97, Letters & Recollections. "Don't Hesitate is a masterpiece of candor. It is beautifully written & designed, making it a pleasure to read and re-read. One would like to pigeon-hole the book and say that it is a collection of poems; a collection of letters; a memoir; a love story; a character study; a coming of age story; a guide to meditation & enlightenment; but it is not just one of these things-- it is all of them."(from introduction) A fascinating work by the poet Marc Olmsted about his experiences with primary Beat Generation icon Allen Ginsberg over a quarter-century until Ginsberg's death. With reproductions of letters, photographs & ephemera, delightful & insightful anecdotes about Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs & many other Beat-&-beyond literary & cultural legends. With introduction by noted Ginsberg biographer Bill Morgan, quoted above. This is the stated First Print Edition, the copyright page notes that it is printed in the UK, but the last page states that it is "Made in the USA/San Bernardino, CA/09 August 2014." In any case this is the first large-format softcover original. Of great interest to the Ginsberg collector-scholar, by a younger poet looking back on his significant relationship with the older legend. In as-new condition with only a very small crease-bump at lower right edge of front cover. Very Fine. [Item #2015]

Price: $40.00