The Portable Beat Reader. Ann Charters, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, Jack Kerouac, Gary Snyder.
The Portable Beat Reader
The Portable Beat Reader
The Portable Beat Reader

The Portable Beat Reader

ISBN: 0670838853
New York, NY: Viking Penguin, 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Ann Charters. "Charters learned Beat volume is a handy compilation of historic poetic signposts and spiritual milestones for youths and scholars who've begun their studies of a progressive literary explosion that shook the walls of cities on both sides of the Iron Curtain." (Allen Ginsberg, from Back Cover). This exceptional collection, edited by one of the most pioneering and legendary Beat-&-Beyond scholars, the great Ann Charters, holds within it both Usual Suspects and lesser-known literary lights of that lost time, now seemingly so foreign and unrelated to our most modern lives and plight (with the notable exception of William S. Burroughs' more dystopian prophecies, of course). This copy of "The Portable Beat Reader" is signed by Charters, making it all the more desirable to the serious collector, scholar and/or enthusiast. Signature in thin black pen ink on title page reads: "Ann Charters." Book in very fine condition with only slightest spotting to front cover at cloth part of front cover, back cover, and spine and most mild shelf-wear to fine-edges; dust jacket has been impressively well-preserved and is in very fine condition with only slight crease to inner flap of front cover at bottom left-hand corner. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #3811]

Price: $225.00