Love in the Days of Rage. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Love in the Days of Rage
Love in the Days of Rage
Love in the Days of Rage
Love in the Days of Rage
Love in the Days of Rage

Love in the Days of Rage

ISBN: 037031266X
London, England: The Bodley Head, 1988. First UK Edition. Hardcover. "Spring 1968: while the streets of Paris reverberate with the student protest which is to sweep through the country in a wave of revolutionary fervour, an unlikely love affair springs up between Annie, an American expatriate painter...and Julian, an affluent middle-aged banker and armchair anarchist. Their relationship matures amidst the heady mixture of anger and euphoria erupting from cafes and lecture halls throughout the city, and Annie learns about Julian's radical youth and his belief in the power of individual action. But as the streets become a battleground and the protest turns to violence, Julian's rhetoric sounds increasingly hollow and the 'days of rage' act as a catalyst, driving him into action which is to change both of their lives irrevocably." (from front flap) A mid-late career work of recent-historical fiction by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the iconic figure of the Beat Generation/ San Francisco Renaissance. As poet, prose writer, artist, publisher, bookseller & activist, Ferlinghetti was at the forefront of American literature & culture for seven decades, with his recent passing on February 22, 2021 at the age of 101 still fresh in the mind of the Beat-&-Beyond community. This novel of revolutionary passion & romance- set in the "Days of Rage" phenomenon in Paris that came close to toppling the established order during the height of the 1960s global counterculture- is an acclaimed, exemplary work in the vast Ferlinghetti oeuvre. Ruefully overlooked by modern-day cultural commentators, the events of May '68 bear such great relevance to the social justice hard-liners of today that it does every one of us well to learn about it. Offered here is the first British edition, hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, published the same year as the first American edition (1988) by a different publisher & with alternative dust jacket artwork (by Ferlinghetti), graphics & flap text. A very rare version of an essential Ferlinghetti collectible. Book in very fine condition with only mild rubbing, browning & occasional spotting to upper & lower edges of text block; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Dust jacket fine with light rubbing to front, back covers & spine; a bit of wear & some tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same & flaps; several short, faint creases & one tiny spot at blank area of back cover near upper right corner. Very Fine / Fine. [Item #4394]

Price: $40.00