I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career: The Selected Correspondence of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career: The Selected Correspondence of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg

I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career: The Selected Correspondence of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg

ISBN: 9780872866867
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 2015. First Edition. Hardcover. "One of the longest relationships between a publisher and a writer was that of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg. Ginsberg's very first book, "Howl and Other Poems," was published by Ferlinghetti's City Lights Books in 1956, and it was followed by a dozen more before Allen's death in 1997. Perhaps because of Ginsberg's action-packed life or Ferlinghetti's innate reluctance to talk about his work as an editor, biographers have not yet explored their author-editor relationship in depth. Their letters reveal the true nature of their lifelong friendship and working relationship. They show Ginsberg as a young man who initially lacks confidence in his own poetry and Ferlinghetti as a firm editor, strongly decisive about what is and is not appropriate for his new publishing house. Soon, however, Allen becomes more confident and opinionated and tries to exert pressure on Lawrence to publish the work of his growing legion of friends..." (from Introduction) Book in as new condition; dust jacket in very fine condition with only slight shelf-wear to top right corner of front cover; minute bump-crease to top right-hand corner of back cover. As New / Very fine. [Item #2693]

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