Unfair Arguments with Existence. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Unfair Arguments with Existence

Unfair Arguments with Existence

New York, NY: New Directions Publishing, 1963. Advance Review Copy. Softcover. "Unfair Arguments with Existence" marked Ferlinghetti's first published foray into the world of theatre, and featured seven plays reflective of his vision for "A New Theatre." Acknowledging some debt to Surrealist martyr Antonin Artaud among others, Ferlinghetti composed these seven pieces for the stage. This particular copy can be easily identified as the first edition by the publisher's omission of a photograph of Tom Rosque acting as the character of "Blind Indian" in the San Francisco production of "The Alligation," the only one of these plays to have taken the stage at the time of publication. (Morgan A9, pg. 31) Also present is a laid-in Publisher's Slip prompting that the book be reviewed. A very rare and desirable first edition of a book that paved the way for Ferlinghetti's further expansion. Softcover original in sewn binding. In very fine condition with only light shelf wear; small scuffs on covers; tiny bump-crease on bottom right corner of front cover. Interior very fine. Very Fine. [Item #2524]

Price: $75.00