Lunch Poems: 50th Anniversary Edition. Frank O'Hara.
Lunch Poems: 50th Anniversary Edition

Lunch Poems: 50th Anniversary Edition

ISBN: 9780872866171
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 2014. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. "Often this poet, strolling through the noisy splintered glare of a Manhattan noon, has paused at a sample Olivetti to type up thirty or forty lines of ruminations, or pondering more deeply has withdrawn to a darkened ware-or firehouse to limn his computed misunderstandings of the eternal questions of life, coexistence, and depth, while never forgetting to eat lunch, his favorite meal..." says the iconic back cover blurb of Frank O'Hara's magnum opus "Lunch Poems," housed here in a beautiful hardcover 50th anniversary edition. What makes this publication so special is not only the replicated text from the original 1964 edition, but the cache of unpublished correspondence that details the book's assembly through a series of letters to and from O'Hara and Ferlinghetti. One of the most delightful of these letters back and forth contains the original unedited back cover blurb as suggested by O'Hara before it underwent slight revisions at the hands of Ferlinghetti. Added to those salivating scholastic nuggets are a new preface by one figure who was inestimably important in the life of O'Hara, John Ashbery, and an equally-new Editor's Note from the publisher and editor of his most celebrated work, Lawrence Ferlinghetti. From the collection of Ken & Ann Mikolowski, founders of Detroit's visionary "Alternative Press," publishers & friends of many "Beat Generation/Black Mountain/New York School" authors. Book in very fine condition with only minor rubbing to front, back covers esp. nearest spine-edge of back cover; slight shelf-wear throughout. Very Fine. [Item #2937]

Price: $35.00

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