Love & Fame & Death; I've Always Had Trouble With Money. Charles Bukowski.

Love & Fame & Death; I've Always Had Trouble With Money

Coventry, England: Beat Scene Press, 1991. First Edition. Flexi-Disc Record in Paper Sleeve. An old-time "Flexi-Disc" type floppy 7" record with readings of two of his poems by the late, legendary Beat-&-Beyond cult writer Charles Bukowski (1920-1994). The first work, "Love & Fame & Death," was published in Bukowski's 1974 collection, Burning in Water Drowning in Flame: Selected Poems 1955-1973; the second reading may be extemporaneous or unpublished. Originally, this item was presented with Beat Scene Magazine No. 12, May 1991. Beat Scene, as all Third Minders know, is the superb & indispensable series of Beat Generation- related journals published by Kevin Ring in the UK since the 1980s. We were unable to obtain the extremely scarce early issue No. 12, even from Ring himself, & have never encountered it yet anywhere. We are fairly certain that a few more of these discs were produced than the amount of issues, of which this is one. With illustrated paper sleeve (full front, half back) featuring a photograph of Bukowski cradling a cat (rather reminiscent of William S. Burroughs) taken by his second, long-suffering & devoted wife Linda during 1990 on front sleeve; illustration of a figure with jug that is uncredited but undoubtedly by Bukowski on back half-sleeve. The illustration in smaller form is also on the label portion of the record itself. A very scarce collectible for the Bukowski completist. Record appears to be in very fine condition, playable on one side only, with a bit of removable dust thereon. Sleeve is a single sheet folded to form a full front & half back sleeve as noted above, printed on one side only, in very fine condition with only very light wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers & folded spine. Very Fine. [Item #3270]

Price: $30.00

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