Firsts: A Young Man's Journey Into the World of Women. Thomas Rain Crowe.
Firsts: A Young Man's Journey Into the World of Women
Firsts: A Young Man's Journey Into the World of Women
Firsts: A Young Man's Journey Into the World of Women
Firsts: A Young Man's Journey Into the World of Women

Firsts: A Young Man's Journey Into the World of Women

ISBN: 9781883197445
Cullowhee, NC: New Native Press, 2015. First Edition Thus. Softcover. Signed by Thomas Rain Crowe. 'In FIRSTS, Thomas Crowe writes in the long-standing German literary genre of the Bildungsroman (education through experience). In this linked-stories, coming-of-age book of autobiographical fiction, we see and hear echoes of great writers in this tradition, such as Goethe, Joyce, Novalis, Dickens and Thomas Mann. Crowe's "girls" are what has formed him, and we follow him from place to place, room to room in these sensitive and engaging love stories, all of which have an unusual and unique twist." (back cover) A collection of stories by Thomas Rain Crowe, the acclaimed poet, prose writer & publisher who was at the center of the Baby Beat Generation/ Second San Francisco Renaissance during the 1970s (see our book, Starting From San Francisco, Item No. 3071, Deluxe Edition No. 3075). Originally published eight years earlier (2007) by Wind Publications under the title A House of Girls & with a different design (see our Item No. 4213), this edition is published by Crowe's own New Native Press imprint & contains two additional chapter-stories ("The Rose Bowl Queen: Cheryl" & "Destiny: Nan"). Some of the six stories common to both editions may slightly vary between each of them. Trade-format softcover original, first edition thus, first printing as stated on copyright page. On the title page, just below & very slightly overlapping with his printed name, Crowe has hand-written his signature in bold blue ink. A splendid Crowe collectible variation, signed & acquired from his own library. In very fine condition with only a bit of rubbing & faint scratching to front, back covers & spine; a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only miniscule bumps at corners of a few page leaves; otherwise substantially mint. Very Fine. [Item #4243]

Price: $25.00