Mindfield: New & Selected Poems. Gregory Corso.
Mindfield: New & Selected Poems
Mindfield: New & Selected Poems
Mindfield: New & Selected Poems
Mindfield: New & Selected Poems
Mindfield: New & Selected Poems
Mindfield: New & Selected Poems

Mindfield: New & Selected Poems

ISBN: 0938410857
New York, NY: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Inscribed & signed by Gregory Corso. "(Gregory) Corso's poetry is an affront to all that limits, restrains or frightens. "Death I unsalute you," he declares. His work exhibits a seemingly omniscient command of the encyclopedic details of the sad, noble tragedy of human civilization- invoking the stone tools of Neanderthal Man, the shoe-buckles, the kites and keys of Ben Franklin, and Hermes' Praxitelesean nose, along with forked clarinets, Pie Glue, and turtles exploding over Istanbul. A collection which spans Gregory Corso's entire career, Mindfield is drawn from five volumes of his poetry and selected works which have never before been available in book form." (from front flap) The most comprehensive collection of poems published during the lifetime of Gregory Corso (1930-2001), a Primary Poet of the Beat Generation. With now-classic works including "Bomb," "Marriage" & many others; & interspersed with reproductions of Corso's own drawings. Also with a foreword by Allen Ginsberg & introductory notes by William S. Burroughs, two of Corso's most illustrious Beat-&-Beyond comrades. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first trade edition, issued simultaneously with a limited edition, "First printing 1989" as stated on copyright page. On the shorter title page, Corso has hand-written his signature above title, & below it has hand-written: "This planet/ need stop/ for repairs-" in blue ink. This writer is impressed with the close similarity to WSB in Corso's cursive handwriting. An essential Corso collectible in an extraordinarily rare form with Corso's signature & exemplary inscription. Book in very fine condition with only a bit of wear to edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; mild spotting & browning to upper edge of text block. Interior very fine with only very light browning to blank margins of some page leaves. Dust Jacket very fine with only a few short, faint creases at thin upper edges of front, back covers & spine; small area of thin horizontal smudge-streaks near upper edge of spine; small oblong sticker covering what appears to be an alternate ISBN number near upper left corner of back cover (not within illustrated margins). Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4049]

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