Unfair Arguments with Existence. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

Unfair Arguments with Existence

New York, NY: New Directions Publishing, 1963. First Edition. 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) A quality first edition of a book that paved the way for further expansion from Ferlinghetti in this field. Softcover original in sewn binding. In very fine condition with only light rubbing to front, back covers and spine; small, faint crease and tiny bump at lower right corner of front cover; tiny bumps and wear at all other corners and edges. Very Fine. [Item #2525]

Price: $60.00