[Item #2711] Dear Sandy, Hello: Letters from Ted to Sandy Berrigan (Uncorrected Galley/Advance Reader's Copy). Ted Berrigan.

Dear Sandy, Hello: Letters from Ted to Sandy Berrigan (Uncorrected Galley/Advance Reader's Copy)

ISBN: 9781566892490
Minneapolis, MN: Coffee House Press, 2010. First Edition. Softcover. "Letters illuminating a legendary literary love affair and the young artists who made 1960s New York the world's cultural capital. Ted and Sandy Berrigan's honeymoon ended when her father...forced Sandy into a mental hospital, had Ted run out of town by the sheriff, and hired private detectives to investigate his friends. These intimate, irresistible letters, written over the course of their three-month separation, read like a passionate, epistolary novel..."(from back cover) A compilation of letters written by Ted Berrigan (1934-1983), the singular giant of New York School poetry, to his first wife Sandy during February-April of 1962 amidst the perils noted above. With a preface by Sandy; Sandy's letters back to Ted; & facsimiles of some of the letters & telegrams. Edited by Sandy & New York School luminary Ron Padgett, Ted's near-contemporary, collaborator & friend. This is an uncorrected galley/advance reader's copy as stated on front, back covers & spine along with publication date (October 2010) & other special information on back cover. A trade-format softcover original, stated first edition/first printing. A wonderful rarity for the Berrigan collector-scholar. In very fine condition with only the slightest rubbing to front, back covers & spine; tiny amounts of wear to edges & corners of same. Interior substantially mint except for tiny bump-curving of corners of first few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #2711]

Price: $50.00

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