The Daybreak Boys: Essays on the Literature of the Beat Generation with: Six Signed, Unpublished Letters [4 Handwritten, 2 Typewritten] from Michael McClure; "Scratching the Beat Surface"; "The Stitching" Broadside; "Huge Dreams" Book Launch Invitation; Notification of Relocation Postcard; Signed "Permissions" Slip & Signed Card w/Inscription. Michael McClure, Gregory Stephenson.
The Daybreak Boys: Essays on the Literature of the Beat Generation with: Six Signed, Unpublished Letters [4 Handwritten, 2 Typewritten] from Michael McClure; "Scratching the Beat Surface"; "The Stitching" Broadside; "Huge Dreams" Book Launch Invitation; Notification of Relocation Postcard; Signed "Permissions" Slip & Signed Card w/Inscription
The Daybreak Boys: Essays on the Literature of the Beat Generation with: Six Signed, Unpublished Letters [4 Handwritten, 2 Typewritten] from Michael McClure; "Scratching the Beat Surface"; "The Stitching" Broadside; "Huge Dreams" Book Launch Invitation; Notification of Relocation Postcard; Signed "Permissions" Slip & Signed Card w/Inscription
The Daybreak Boys: Essays on the Literature of the Beat Generation with: Six Signed, Unpublished Letters [4 Handwritten, 2 Typewritten] from Michael McClure; "Scratching the Beat Surface"; "The Stitching" Broadside; "Huge Dreams" Book Launch Invitation; Notification of Relocation Postcard; Signed "Permissions" Slip & Signed Card w/Inscription
The Daybreak Boys: Essays on the Literature of the Beat Generation with: Six Signed, Unpublished Letters [4 Handwritten, 2 Typewritten] from Michael McClure; "Scratching the Beat Surface"; "The Stitching" Broadside; "Huge Dreams" Book Launch Invitation; Notification of Relocation Postcard; Signed "Permissions" Slip & Signed Card w/Inscription
The Daybreak Boys: Essays on the Literature of the Beat Generation with: Six Signed, Unpublished Letters [4 Handwritten, 2 Typewritten] from Michael McClure; "Scratching the Beat Surface"; "The Stitching" Broadside; "Huge Dreams" Book Launch Invitation; Notification of Relocation Postcard; Signed "Permissions" Slip & Signed Card w/Inscription
The Daybreak Boys: Essays on the Literature of the Beat Generation with: Six Signed, Unpublished Letters [4 Handwritten, 2 Typewritten] from Michael McClure; "Scratching the Beat Surface"; "The Stitching" Broadside; "Huge Dreams" Book Launch Invitation; Notification of Relocation Postcard; Signed "Permissions" Slip & Signed Card w/Inscription
The Daybreak Boys: Essays on the Literature of the Beat Generation with: Six Signed, Unpublished Letters [4 Handwritten, 2 Typewritten] from Michael McClure; "Scratching the Beat Surface"; "The Stitching" Broadside; "Huge Dreams" Book Launch Invitation; Notification of Relocation Postcard; Signed "Permissions" Slip & Signed Card w/Inscription
The Daybreak Boys: Essays on the Literature of the Beat Generation with: Six Signed, Unpublished Letters [4 Handwritten, 2 Typewritten] from Michael McClure; "Scratching the Beat Surface"; "The Stitching" Broadside; "Huge Dreams" Book Launch Invitation; Notification of Relocation Postcard; Signed "Permissions" Slip & Signed Card w/Inscription
The Daybreak Boys: Essays on the Literature of the Beat Generation with: Six Signed, Unpublished Letters [4 Handwritten, 2 Typewritten] from Michael McClure; "Scratching the Beat Surface"; "The Stitching" Broadside; "Huge Dreams" Book Launch Invitation; Notification of Relocation Postcard; Signed "Permissions" Slip & Signed Card w/Inscription
The Daybreak Boys: Essays on the Literature of the Beat Generation with: Six Signed, Unpublished Letters [4 Handwritten, 2 Typewritten] from Michael McClure; "Scratching the Beat Surface"; "The Stitching" Broadside; "Huge Dreams" Book Launch Invitation; Notification of Relocation Postcard; Signed "Permissions" Slip & Signed Card w/Inscription
The Daybreak Boys: Essays on the Literature of the Beat Generation with: Six Signed, Unpublished Letters [4 Handwritten, 2 Typewritten] from Michael McClure; "Scratching the Beat Surface"; "The Stitching" Broadside; "Huge Dreams" Book Launch Invitation; Notification of Relocation Postcard; Signed "Permissions" Slip & Signed Card w/Inscription

The Daybreak Boys: Essays on the Literature of the Beat Generation with: Six Signed, Unpublished Letters [4 Handwritten, 2 Typewritten] from Michael McClure; "Scratching the Beat Surface"; "The Stitching" Broadside; "Huge Dreams" Book Launch Invitation; Notification of Relocation Postcard; Signed "Permissions" Slip & Signed Card w/Inscription

Carbondale, IL / Santa Barbara, CA: Southern Illinois University Press / Table Talk Press, 1990. First Edition / First Printing. Single Sheets / Broadside / Postcards. 10 Signed Items from noted San Francisco Renaissance poet & Essayist Michael McClure. This supreme package of McClure-iana contains what is quite possibly one of the most impressive and alluring assemblages of items by and relating to Michael McClure ever brought to market. This lot is comprised of a recent, special acquisition from Beat scholar Gregory Stephenson, author of the John Tytell-lauded book of essays on the Beat Generation titled "The Daybreak Boys: Essays on the Literature of the Beat Generation." Along with featuring essays on the usual suspects--Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, John Clellon Holmes, McClure, Lawrence Ferlinghetti & Neal Cassady--a distinguishing feature of Stephenson's book is his choice of featuring the underappreciated Richard Farina and spotlighting his "Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me." Stephenson's correspondence with McClure began when Stephenson sent McClure a copy of his essay "From the Substrate: Notes on the Work of Michael McClure." To quote McClure's letter dated "11/5/86": "Everyone who's seen FROM THE SUBSTRATE is heavily impressed with your insight, craft and skill if not also downright genius as critic." This praise from McClure allowed him to open up to Stephenson on a wide array of topics including McClure's work with legendary keyboardist of Psychedelic Rock group The Doors, Ray Manzarek, and offer commentary on specific McClure poems "RARE ANGEL," the villanelles submitted to Poetry Magazine, work contained in his "Selected Poems" & more. McClure also deals with high-sensitivity topics in this cache of correspondence such as the death of his mother; his intriguing friendship with and intense admiration for Richard Brautigan; his reflections on Brautigan's suicide; his troubling relationship with Joanna McClure, how he was "...that close to what Richard did," but his beautiful optimism in the face of it all: "yes, it will be a beautiful spring / and I love it, I'm here." The package also contains a signed permissions letter allowing Stephenson to quote from McClure's published works; a letter from noted poet & critic Robert Peters sharing McClure's enthusiasm for the essay and discussing its potential placement in Clayton Eshleman's "Sulfur" magazine among others; and a program for the National Forum on Biodiversity, put on by the National Academy of Sciences, at which McClure read his poems "ANTECHAMBER" and "STANZAS IN TURMOIL." All letters in very fine condition with only minimal wear at edges from transportation in mail as a result of their original sending by participating correspondents. "Scratching the Beat Surface" in very fine condition with only slightest shelf-wear to dust jacket at top fine-edge of spine; minute rubbing to back cover at lower left-hand corner; slight spot just below center-middle of rightmost fine-edge. Signature in "Scratching the Beat Surface" in black pen ink reads: "for greg & birgit (sic) Stephenson / WE'RE / INSTRUMENTS / THAT / PLAY / ourselves / Z / O W C / H / Michael / Copenhagen '89." Stephenson's "The Daybreak Boys" in very fine condition with only a few light creases near top-fine edge of front cover, back cover & spine-edge. Signature in black pen ink on title page reads: "Gregory Stephenson." "Huge Dreams" book launch invitation-postcard and Notification of Relocation postcard in very fine condition. Signed card w/inscription in black pen ink reads: "Gregory, I can see Kier- / kegaard with his dunce / cap of snow, / Michael." Signed card w/inscription also in very fine condition; the tear on the left side from a larger sheet having been done by McClure himself. Broadside (measuring approx. 9 1/4" x 13.5") of McClure poem "The Stitching" (Copy No. 40/100 signed copies) in very fine condition excepting having been folded into 8 sections--whether by McClure himself or Stephenson it is unclear. Signature in dark blue ink on "The Stitching" broadside reads: "for Gregory Stephenson / WARMEST, / Michael McClure." Very Fine / Very Fine / Very Fine / Very fine. [Item #3059]

Price: $950.00