The East Side Scene (an anthology of a time and a place). Allen De Loach, Ted Berrigan, Diane di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Jerome Rothenberg, Edward Sanders, Diane Wakoski, John Wieners.
The East Side Scene (an anthology of a time and a place)
The East Side Scene (an anthology of a time and a place)
The East Side Scene (an anthology of a time and a place)

The East Side Scene (an anthology of a time and a place)

Buffalo, NY: University Press- State University of New York at Buffalo, 1968. First Edition. Softcover. Signed by Editor Allen De Loach on title page; & poet Diane Wakoski below her photograph, opposite her contribution. A collection of works by poets of the lower east side of NYC during the first half of the 1960s, a time & place of legendary literary ferment as the Beat Generation touched off a countercultural explosion. Edited & with an introduction & contributions by the late Allen De Loach, a poet & publisher at the center of the scene he compiled here. This is the first edition, published by the State University of New York, preceding a mass-market softcover edition issued a few years later. Large-format softcover original with exemplary psychedelic front cover, blank spine & back cover. With photographs of each poet preceding their contributions, & a general hand-typed dissertation quality, especially the introduction. Among the poets represented are Ted Berrigan, Diane di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Jerome Rothenberg, Edward Sanders, Diane Wakoski, John Wieners & many other luminaries of the Beat Generation & beyond. This copy has two important hand-signatures: Editor/contributor Allen De Loach has signed his name on the title page; & contributor Diane Wakoski has signed her name with her characteristic vertical doodle-flourish just below (& slightly overlapping bottom edge of) her photograph opposite her contribution. A supremely important anthology from the very time & place it depicts, & a most collectible rarity with these two significant signatures. In very fine condition with only mild browning, rubbing & faint creasing to front, back covers & spine; tiny bit of wear & bumping to edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only mild scratching & wear to outer edges of page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #2374]

Price: $75.00