Giant Night. Anne Waldman.

Giant Night

New York, NY: Corinth Books, 1970. First Printing. Hardcover. An early collection of poetry by Anne Waldman, a primary poet of the later/post Beat Generation, the New York School & beyond, as well as the co-founder with Allen Ginsberg of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. As indicated on the colophon page, this is one of 1000 hardcover copies. Of those, 50 copies were signed by the poet & artist Joe Brainard, who illustrated the dust jacket cover. This copy is among the 950 unsigned trade editions of the first printing. With dust jacket cover art by legendary writer-artist Joe Brainard as noted; & a photograph of Waldman by Gerard Malanga, the poet, photographer & Warhol associate, on rear dust jacket flap. Among the essential rarities for the Waldman collector. Book in very fine condition, with only the slightest fading to purple cloth at/near top of spine; otherwise virtually mint inside & out. Dust jacket in fine condition with only very light rubbing, creasing & sunning to front, back covers & spine; one small closed tear & tiny chip at lower left corner of back cover. Very Fine / Fine. [Item #2296]

Price: $120.00