(1) A Secret Location on the Lower East Side: Adventures in Writing (1960-1980), w/(2) Beatitude No. 29: the Bob Kaufman / 20th Anniversary Special Issue. Neeli Cherkovski, Steve Clay, Gregory Corso, Kirby Doyle, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Ted Joans, Bob Kaufman, Jack Micheline, Jonas Mekas, Harold Norse.
(1) A Secret Location on the Lower East Side: Adventures in Writing (1960-1980), w/(2) Beatitude No. 29: the Bob Kaufman / 20th Anniversary Special Issue
(1) A Secret Location on the Lower East Side: Adventures in Writing (1960-1980), w/(2) Beatitude No. 29: the Bob Kaufman / 20th Anniversary Special Issue
(1) A Secret Location on the Lower East Side: Adventures in Writing (1960-1980), w/(2) Beatitude No. 29: the Bob Kaufman / 20th Anniversary Special Issue
(1) A Secret Location on the Lower East Side: Adventures in Writing (1960-1980), w/(2) Beatitude No. 29: the Bob Kaufman / 20th Anniversary Special Issue

(1) A Secret Location on the Lower East Side: Adventures in Writing (1960-1980), w/(2) Beatitude No. 29: the Bob Kaufman / 20th Anniversary Special Issue

New York, NY (1) / (2) San Francisco, CA: New York Public Library w/Granary Books (1) / Beatitude Magazine (2), 1998 (1) / 1979 (2). First Trade Edition Softcover (1) / First Printing (2). Softcover (1) / Stapled Wrappers (2). A bundle for the enthusiast, the collector, and the scholar alike: Steve Clay and Rodney Philips' indispensable hybrid reference work/blurb biography "A Secret Location on the Lower East Side: Adventures in Writing (1960-1980)" with the oft-overlooked 20th Anniversary / Bob Kaufman Special Issue of the legendary Beatitude Magazine, which dates to 1979 and the surge in West Coast Beat literary activity as chronicled in TMB's debut publication "Starting From San Francisco: The Baby Beat Generation and the Second San Francisco Renaissance." Clay & Philips' book, "...based on an acclaimed 1998 exhibition at the New York Public Library, documents a period of intense exploration and experimentation in American writing and literary publishing. The various strains of poetry identified by Donald Allen in his watershed anthology "The New American Poetry, 1945-1960" -- Beat, Black Mountain, New York School, San Francisco Renaissance, and others -- extended into and evolved throughout the 60s and 70s, finding expression in "underground" magazines and presses. With...contributions from many of the original editors and publishers, a chronological timeline of the literary underground, and over 200 black-and-white images, this volume is a useful guide to one of the richest periods in American writing and publishing, and an essential point of departure for students, collectors, literary historians and librarians alike." (from Back Cover). In very fine condition with only tiny bumps to top right, bottom right-hand corners of front cover; virtually invisible small scuffs near bottom right-hand corner of front cover; slight shelf-wear to bottom fine-edge of same. (2) The twentieth anniversary issue of the iconic North Beach-San Francisco Beat journal co-founded by Bob Kaufman in 1959. This issue, edited by Neeli Cherkovski (a major force in the Second San Francisco Renaissance and Baby Beat Generation which was the invisible force behind Beatitude's regeneration in 1977) & Raymond Foye, features an essay-tribute on Kaufman by Foye, poems by Kaufman, & contributions from an impressive roster of poets including many of the (mostly) then-surviving members of the Beat Generation. A very important Beat compendium-collectible. With only the slightest bumps to top right, bottom right-hand corners of front cover. Very Fine (1) / Very Fine (2). [Item #3853]

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