Airplane Dreams: Compositions from Journals. Allen Ginsberg.
Airplane Dreams: Compositions from Journals
Airplane Dreams: Compositions from Journals

Airplane Dreams: Compositions from Journals

San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books in Conjunction with House of Anansi, 1969. First American Edition. Softcover. This is the first American edition of a compilation of journal excerpts written by Allen Ginsberg & described by him in a note preceding them as "...compositions from Journals kept decades 1948-1968, a few solid fragments typed up published out of context, not exactly poems, nor not poems: journal notations put together conveniently, a mental turn-on printed across the border by long hair youthful exiles disunited from these States by the war of sighs and spears." Famous for a 1968 censorship row in which the first Canadian editions were seized by U.S. Customs upon importation into the States, it was published the next year by City Lights Books in collaboration with the original publisher, the obscure House of Anansi press. One wonders whether this controversy was engendered by the entry piece in "Airplane Dreams," "The History of the Jewish Socialist Party in America" or the usual explicit homosexuality to be found in Ginsberg's most personal works. With books like "Airplane Dreams," it is a surprise that the young, progressive, social democrats of today have not taken a greater interest in Ginsberg and his work. A significant Ginsberg collectible that deserves a closer look. [Cook 74, pg. 80-81]. Book in near fine condition with only minor wear to covers & spine; modest shelf-wear to fine-edges; small highlighter markings on lower left front cover. Near Fine. [Item #4427]

Price: $60.00

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