Emergency Messages: An Autobiographical Miscellany. Carl Solomon.
Emergency Messages: An Autobiographical Miscellany

Emergency Messages: An Autobiographical Miscellany

New York, NY: Paragon House, 1989. First Trade Softcover Edition. Softcover. "Carl Solomon's brilliance as mass observer of cosmopolitan political movements and esthetic options is once again proved in this volume of sophisticated communiques from megalopolis, advice to the love-lorn, sane letters to crazy literateurs, home front manifestos, cold war burlesque, and mental vaudeville essays. Combining the old world humor of the Bronx and continental brevity of Parisian wit he continues to enrich the genre of belles lettres common to Lord Chesterfield and La Rochefoucald." (Allen Ginsberg, back cover). This book contains not only Solomon's reminiscences of his legendary contemporaries but also "...original investigations into jazz, Existentialism, post-war Marxism, Surrealism, subculture and psychiatry (ibid)." Edited and with forward by Mount Rushmore Beat scholar John Tytell, whose investigations into Solomon's role in the Beat story and work in Beat scholarship in general--continues to illuminate this storied epoch of American letters. Book in very fine condition with only slight shelf-wear to all fine-edges and minute rubbing to front, back covers. Fine. [Item #3045]

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