Starting from San Francisco: Thomas Rain Crowe in Conversation with Third Mind Books.
Ann Arbor, MI: Third Mind Books, 20185. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed, Lettered, Limited (1/26) "The seismic cultural impact of Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs was followed by a series of aftershocks. 'Starting from San Francisco' measures a vital instance of this natural process, the circle of aspiring poets around poet and publisher Thomas Rain Crowe and the resurrected Beatitude magazine in the 1970s who used a small-press explosion to sustain and move beyond what their predecessors had inspired. The format here is interview and with the commitment of one who was there and considerable sincerity, Crowe explores the dimensions of a flourishing literary excitement that deserve to be better known. the result is a singular history." (John Tytell , author of "Naked Angels; The Lives and Literature of the Beat Generation," [New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1976]). Based off Third Mind Books founder Arthur S. Nusbaum's acclaimed presentation at the 2017 European Beat Studies Network Conference in Paris, France, this publication contains the full untold story of the Second San Francisco Renaissance and the Baby Beat Generation, which encompasses and exceeds the bird's eye view revealed in Nusbaum's expansive presentation. On August 4th, 2018, Third Mind Books collaborated with The Beat Museum in San Francisco, holding a book launch and poetry reading for this publication, in which many of this epoch's participants took part. The books was assembled by an editorial team including Nusbaum, his protege Joe Provenzano, Crowe himself. To quote the esteemed Beat-&-Beyond scholar (and our other blurb contributor) David Stephen Calonne, "For those who think that they already know all there is to know about Beat Literary history, this book will provide many illuminating surprises." This special lettered, limited edition is signed by Crowe, Managing Editor Joe Provenzano & Third Mind Books founder-publisher Arthur S. Nusbaum. signatures read as follows: "TRCrowe" in black ink; "Arthur S. Nusbaum" in blue ink"; and "Joe Provenzano" in green ink. Note: given copy purchased will be the earliest lettered copy we have left until all are sold. The photo of the signatures shown here serves as an example. As New. [Item #3075]