Rexroth, Bukowski and the Politics of Literature. Kenneth Rexroth, Charles Bukowski, Ben Pleasants.
Rexroth, Bukowski and the Politics of Literature
Rexroth, Bukowski and the Politics of Literature
Rexroth, Bukowski and the Politics of Literature
Rexroth, Bukowski and the Politics of Literature

Rexroth, Bukowski and the Politics of Literature

Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2007. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Signed by Ben Pleasants. Signed, numbered, Limited Edition (#76/125). In this undiscovered gem from Kevin Ring's Beat Scene Press, Los Angeles Poet, playwright, & journalist Ben Pleasants delivers an article on the hilarious-yet-inconceivable infighting that ran rampant in the private lives of myriad influential American authors in and around San Francisco in the late 1960's and early 1970's. Rexroth, by all accounts an acknowledged elder (even at the dawn of the San Francisco Renaissance), had been old enough to engage the attention of a still virile Ezra Pound in the 1930's, then still dedicated as ever to championing the who's-who of modern literature. Pound had been Rexroth's introduction to James Laughlin of New Directions, and withstanding this distinction, Rexroth has a plethora of disparaging barbs to toss towards Pound, Charles Bukowski, the journalists of the day, editors of contemporary literary criticism & more. His searing commentary combines with sapient bursts of incredible scholastic intellectuality that, like Pound's, keep us crawling back--constantly seeking nuggets of wisdom from the sludge-tongue of a 20th century master. Chapbook in very fine condition with only slight rubbing to front, back covers; uniform horizontal creases running through length of spine. Very Fine. [Item #2652]

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