The Penny Lane Trilogy: (1) Penny Lane / (2) Two Penny Lane / (3) Three Penny Lane.
Los Angeles, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1977 / 1981. First Trade Softcover Edition. Softcover. Offered here is a complete run of Fielding Dawson's Penny Lane trilogy, a mid-career collection of Dawson's that adequately conveys that this is a writer who, at this point in his career, had already spent over twenty-five years perfecting his practice. Dawson is most commonly associated with Black Mountain College. At Black Mountain, Dawson studied poetics with Charles Olson, becoming as devout a devotee as any who crossed paths with Olson and his magnitude. Dawson's spontaneous shifts from clean-cut, naturalist precision to imaginative flights of surrealistic fancy keep a heartbeat to the narrative essential to any worthwhile read. From the library of Ken & Ann Mikolowski, founders of Detroit's "Alternative Press," publishers of many Beat/New York School/Black Mountain-related authors. (1) Book in very fine condition with only minor rubbing to front, back covers; slight yellowing nearest spine-edge of front cover; tiny bump at top right-hand corner of front cover; minute shelf-wear to same. (2) Book in very fine condition with minute rubbing to front, back covers; minute shelf-wear to same; (3) Book in fine condition with minor rubbing to front, back covers; slight ink stain near spine-edge at bottom left corner of front cover; minor bump-crease at bottom right-hand corner of same; slight shelf-wear throughout. Very Fine (1 & 2) / Fine (3). [Item #2815]