The Stiffest of the Corpse: An Exquisite Corpse Reader. Andrei Codrescu, John Bennett, Ted Berrigan, Paul Bowles, John Cage, Tom Clark, Ira Cohen, Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, Diane di Prima, Clayton Eshleman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Charles Henri Ford, Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, Philip Lamantia, Ann Mikolowski, Ed Sanders, Barbara Szerlip, Yves Tanguy, Anne Waldman.
The Stiffest of the Corpse: An Exquisite Corpse Reader
The Stiffest of the Corpse: An Exquisite Corpse Reader
The Stiffest of the Corpse: An Exquisite Corpse Reader

The Stiffest of the Corpse: An Exquisite Corpse Reader

ISBN: 0872862135
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1989. First Edition. Softcover. Signed by Clayton Eshleman. "The Stiffest of the Corpse brings together the best of the radical journal of books and ideas that galvanized the tepid literary world of the 1980s. Talk, erudition and savagery join here for a truly international assault on mass hypnosis and image manipulation. This collection should further fuel the controversies that are the life blood of the Corpse." (from back cover) A compilation of articles, stories, poems & illustrations from the independent literary magazine edited & with contributions by the acclaimed, prolific writer Andrei Codrescu, named in honor of the Surrealist practice of several artists working independently to create a single artwork. Featuring an eclectic bounty of contemporary Beat-&-Beyond writers & artists including John Bennett, Ted Berrigan, Paul Bowles, Tom Clark, Ira Cohen, Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, Diane di Prima, Clayton Eshleman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Charles Henri Ford, Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, Philip Lamantia, Ann Mikolowski (reproduction of one of her exquisite, tiny paintings, this one of Berrigan to illustrate an essay on his passing by Creeley), Ed Sanders, Barbara Szerlip, Yves Tanguy, Ann Waldman & many, many more. Eshleman, the esteemed poet, translator & scholar who contributes a poem & letter, has hand-written his signature on title page, partly over the iconic City Lights Books logo & with squiggle-parentheses & date of underlined "1990," the year following publication. Large-format softcover original published by Ferlinghetti's venerable City Lights imprint. A kaleidoscopic collection, & a most desirable rarity as enriched by the creative signature of one of its very distinguished contributors. In very fine condition with only very mild wear & occasional tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; very light rubbing, browning & a few tiny spots at edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3349]

Price: $30.00