Front Lines. Jack Hirschman.
Front Lines
Front Lines

Front Lines

ISBN: 0872864006
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 2002. Advance Uncorrected Proof. Softcover. "In the activist verse of this poetic warrior, always committed, the actual world is never out of mind, even in his most intimate poems. Kabbalist and communist, Hirschman has published more than 60 books of his own poetry. This representative selection is a cross-section of Hirschman's poetic output, spanning many years and mutations." (back cover) A sweeping anthology of poems by Jack Hirschman, the legendary & prolific former poet laureate of San Francisco, firebrand radical & acclaimed translator. Hirschman was one of the key mentors to the poets of the Baby Beat Generation/ Second San Francisco Renaissance during the 1970s, as discussed at length by his protégé Thomas Rain Crowe, the noted poet & publisher who was at the center of the phenomenon, in our book Starting From San Francisco (Item No. 3071, Deluxe Edition No. 3075). Spanning the years 1952-2001, this collection presents many of Hirschman's most passionate & incendiary works over the first half-century of his career, which has continued to this day as of this writing. Published as the 55th number in City Lights Books' iconic Pocket Poets Series. This copy, from Crowe's own collection, is an Uncorrected Advance Proof, with special information page preceding title page & alternate back cover. An excellent introduction to the Hirschman oeuvre, in a very rare form. In very fine condition with only very light rubbing & scratching to glossy front, back covers & spine; a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; small areas of light rubbing & spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at mostly upper corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4110]

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