Elsa's Housebook: A Woman's Photojournal. Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, Joanne, Kyger, Charles Olson, Peter Orlovsky, Ed Sanders, Gary Snyder, Anne Waldman.
Elsa's Housebook: A Woman's Photojournal

Elsa's Housebook: A Woman's Photojournal

ISBN: 0879230991
Boston, MA: David R. Godine, 1974. First Edition. Softcover. The classic work of photo-journalism by Elsa Dorfman. After working for Grove Press in NYC during the early 1960s height of its literary ferment, Dorfman moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts but kept in touch with the literary luminaries she had befriended. They visited her & she photographed them, eventually resulting in this volume beloved by enthusiasts of the Beat Generation & Beyond. Here are Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg (with whom she was particularly close, in the company of Gregory Corso, Peter Orlovsky & by himself), Joanne Kyger, Charles Olson, Ed Sanders, Gary Snyder, Anne Waldman & many more. The settings are intimate, literally homey as most of the pictures were taken in her cozy abode. Dorfman still resides in Cambridge, & has become well-known for her gigantic Polaroid portraits. Trade-format softcover original. A delightful narrative & photographic chronicle to curl up with & enjoy, & an increasingly rare Beat-&-Beyond milestone. A real gem. In exceptionally very fine condition with only very slight rubbing & a few faint creases to front, back covers & spine; very mild wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; fading to orange background & lettering at spine & very slightly onto left edge & corners of front cover; very slight browning & spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3378]

Price: $60.00