Krazy Kat/The Unveiling and Other Stories from 1951-1968. Fielding Dawson.
Krazy Kat/The Unveiling and Other Stories from 1951-1968
Krazy Kat/The Unveiling and Other Stories from 1951-1968

Krazy Kat/The Unveiling and Other Stories from 1951-1968

Los Angeles, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1969. First Trade Softcover Edition. Softcover. Signed by Fielding Dawson. (1/1000 Unsigned, Unnumbered Copies). "Perhaps Fielding Dawson is in fact incarnation of some wild Steamboat Captain, and certainly Mark Twain--in that both make words a literal condition of experience--is part of him too...It's like that language, like an old album of pictures, one could make a collage of, but not a 'description,'--rather, an enactment, of what that language continued to carry as its own condition. Movietone, in this sense, is a fantastic Cultural History--like they say--of a whole era." (from Introduction) So says Robert Creeley, whose relationship with the author roots back to Dawson's days at Black Mountain College, where Dawson studied painting under Franz Kline and literature under Charles Olson & Creeley himself. Dawson's relationship with Creeley (like all teacher-student relationships at Black Mountain College) was atypical in comparison with celebrated modern universities, and they shared memories inside and outside of the classroom. One such notorious anecdote was a car crash that took place as Creeley heckled the driver in an expression of his then-common irksome machismo, and the driver, to prove his "manhood," intentionally ran the car into a building--almost killing Jonathan Williams, lightly injuring Creeley, painter Dan Rice, and breaking Dawson's leg. (Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community, Martin Duberman, E.P. Dutton, 1972). The chronology of this book includes stories composed during Dawson's crucial four years at the college during its last illustrious epoch under Olson's rectorship. Signed "Fielding Dawson" in thick black felt pen ink on title page. From the library of Ken & Ann Mikolowski, founders of Detroit's "Alternative Press," publishers of many Beat/New York School/Black Mountain-related authors. Book in fine condition with slight rubbing & shelf-wear to front, back covers; minute spotting near rightmost fine-edge of front cover; small remnant of old tape at bottom left corner of same; minute bumps to top left, top right corners of same; minor bump-crease to top left corner of back cover; small bump to bottom left corner of same. Fine. [Item #2812]

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