From the Grande Chartreuse: For Gary Snyder. Thomas Parkinson.
From the Grande Chartreuse: For Gary Snyder

From the Grande Chartreuse: For Gary Snyder

Berkeley, CA: Oyez Press, 1981. Limited First Edition. Sewn Wrappers. "We walk the mountains, do our books and paintings,/ Recall the good scattered through the downward/ World. Our kind persists, stronger than slate,/ War, convention, power, hatred. Life is/ Profitless, and all the world is seeking death." (from Part I, "Seyssins") A chapbook with the title two-part poem by Thomas Parkinson (1920-1992), the provocative, prophetic poet & professor who embodied Berkeley-style activism during the 1960s & beyond. As stated in colophon, this is one of "250 copies designed and printed by Robert E. Blesse at the Santa Lucia Press as a New Year Greeting for friends of Oyez 1981." An exquisite production in sewn wraps by the venerable Oyez Press. A key Parkinson rarity, in very fine condition with only lightest rubbing to front, back covers & sewn spine; a few tiny bumps & creases at thin edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only tiny bump-creases at corners of some page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3258]

Price: $25.00