The Liverpool Scene: Pop Poetry, and Interviews Recorded Live along the Mersey Beat. Edward Lucie-Smith, Beatles, Pete Brown, Allen Ginsberg, Adrian Henri, Roger McGough, Brian Patten.
The Liverpool Scene: Pop Poetry, and Interviews Recorded Live along the Mersey Beat

The Liverpool Scene: Pop Poetry, and Interviews Recorded Live along the Mersey Beat

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1968. First American Edition. Softcover. "Liverpool is at the present moment the center of the consciousness of the human universe" (Allen Ginsberg, quoted on back cover) A landmark collection of interspersed poems, interviews & images of the 1960s "Mersey Beat" phenomenon in Liverpool, the most famous product of which were of course the Beatles, as they cut their teeth at the Cavern Club. Compiled & edited by the prolific British author-poet-critic-curator Edward Lucie Smith, & focusing especially on Pete Brown, Adrian Henri, Roger McGough & Brian Patten. These poet-artist-musicians were at the heart of the Liverpool Scene, the name of an actual band & more generally the creative ferment of that time & place. Presented as "A Paperback Original," this is actually the first USA edition closely following the hardcover UK edition published during the previous year (1967). A desirable & important relic of a world milestone in popular history. In exceptionally very fine condition with only very slight rubbing to front, back covers & spine; lightest wear & a few miniscule bumps at edges & corners of same; mild browning to edges of text block, esp. upper edge. Interior very fine with only very light browning to blank margins of page leaves; tiny bumps at corners of a few of same. Very Fine. [Item #3217]

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