And the Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks (Two Editions). William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac.
And the Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks (Two Editions)
And the Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks (Two Editions)
And the Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks (Two Editions)
And the Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks (Two Editions)
And the Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks (Two Editions)
And the Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks (Two Editions)
And the Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks (Two Editions)
And the Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks (Two Editions)
And the Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks (Two Editions)
And the Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks (Two Editions)

And the Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks (Two Editions)

London, England; New York, NY: Penguin Books; Grove Press, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. (Schottlaender A81). “Jack Kerouac was drinking and talking in his living room at 271 Sanders Avenue in his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts, in October 1967. The young poets Ted Berrigan, Aram Saroyan, and Duncan McNaughton were sitting and talking with him; they had come to record an interview for The Paris Review. After a question about his first novel, “The Town and the City,” Kerouac remarked, “I also wrote another version [of that story] that’s hidden under the floorboards, with Burroughs. It’s called ‘And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks.’ “Yes,” said Berrigan, ‘I’ve heard rumors of that book. Everyone wants to get at that book.’ As the exchange attests, “And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks” had already gained legendary status forty years ago.” (James Grauerholz, from Afterword). Offered here are both the First American and First English hardcover editions of the alluring lost work from William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, which finally saw the light of day in 2008. “Hippos” details the situation surrounding their friend Lucien Carr’s predawn murder of his lifelong stalker, David Kammerer, through the lenses of “Will Dennison” (Burroughs) and “Mike Ryko” (Kerouac). Grauerholz, the walking encyclopedia of all-things-Burroughs and head of Burroughs Communications, provides a deliciously informative Afterword. While Kerouac and Burroughs were surely still revving up their engines as writers and do not emerge in these pages fully formed, one can see the blossoming trajectories—and Grauerholz afterword is worth the price of admission alone. (ISBN: 0-8021-1876-3 [American Edition]; ISBN: 978-1-846-14164-5 [English Edition]). Both books in very fine condition, virtually as new. Dust-jackets are in equally very fine condition, with only slight rubbing/light browning to bottom right-hand corner of front cover on the American edition. Very Fine / Very fine. [Item #4152]

Price: $70.00