[Item #5041] Your Reason & Blake's System. Allen Ginsberg, William Blake.
Your Reason & Blake's System
Your Reason & Blake's System
Your Reason & Blake's System
Your Reason & Blake's System

Your Reason & Blake's System

New York, NY: Hanuman Books, 1988. Second Edition. Softcover in Stiff Wrappers. (Morgan A53, a2). “There are similar revolutionary conditions now as in Blake’s time, similar social and emotional problems. Blake’s books are useful now as explorations of the same problems we have, somewhat related to the revolutionary fervor of the Sixties in America and a subsequent so-called ‘disillusionment.’ So actually Blake is up to date in the psychology of wrath vs. pity, compassion vs. anger, that runs through all of his work and is visible for our own decade as well as his.” (pgs. 9-10). So concludes a representative excerpt of Allen Ginsberg’s (1926-1997) illuminating short essay, “Your Reason, Blake’s System,” first published by Raymond Foye & George Scrivani’s Hanuman Books (known for their series of delightful miniatures, of which this is one) in 1988. This particular copy is from the second impression of 1992, though still quite desirable from a collector’s perspective—and for the reader, the delights are eternal. Softcover in stiff wrappers and sewn binding with and characteristic illustrated dust-jacket; the Second Edition of this much-desired installment in the Hanuman Miniatures series. From the collection of Kevin Ring, esteemed publisher of Beat Scene Press and friend of Third Mind Books. Book in very fine condition, substantially mint. Dust-jacket in strong fine condition with only slight-to-moderate shelf-wear, rubbing to fine-edges & corners of front, back covers; minute spotting to spine-edge. Very Fine / Fine. [Item #5041]

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