Good Blonde & Others. Jack Kerouac.
Good Blonde & Others
Good Blonde & Others

Good Blonde & Others

ISBN: 0912516224
San Francisco, CA: Grey Fox Press, 1993. First Edition. Softcover. "In these uncollected writings Jack Kerouac portrays himself in his life. He hitches a ride to San Francisco with a blonde, goes on the road with photographer Robert Frank, rides bus through the Northwest and Montana, records the blues of an old Negro hobo, talks about the Beats and how it all began, gives his "Essentials of Spontaneous Prose" and defends his novel The Subterraneans, compares Shakespeare and James Joyce, describes the cafeterias and subways of Manhattan, goes to a ballgame and a prize fight, and reflects on Christmas in New England, on Murnau's Nosferatu, on jazz & bop, and tells us what he's thinking about." (back cover) An acclaimed, now-classic collection of theretofore-ungathered writings by Jack Kerouac, Founding Father of the Beat Generation, published many years following his untimely demise. Among the many important writings included here is Kerouac's concise "Essentials of Spontaneous Prose." With a very thoughtful & insightful introduction by the great Black Mountain-&-Beyond poet Robert Creeley, who knew Kerouac personally. Edited by Donald Allen, editor of the contemporaneously influential anthology The New American Poetry 1945-1960 (1960). With front cover reproduction of a 1956 drawing of Kerouac by Robert LaVigne (who famously painted the 1954 nude portrait of Peter Orlovsky which drew the attention of Allen Ginsberg...). Trade-format softcover original, first edition, published simultaneously with a limited hardcover edition of 50 copies numbered & signed by Creeley which is now all-but-unobtainable. An essential Kerouac collectible, in very fine condition with only very slight rubbing to glossy front, back covers & spine; a few tiny bumps & short, faint creases at thin edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only one very small crease at lower corner of one page leaf (title & copyright pages). Very Fine. [Item #4119]

Price: $30.00