London, England: Secker & Warburg, 1963. First Printing. Hardcover. “LEONARD COHEN writes: ‘I was born in Montreal in 1934. I studied at McGill and Columbia Universities. Lived in London as a Lord, pursuing the fair, my accent opening the tightest Georgian palaces where I flourished dark and magnificent as Othello. In Oslo, where I existed in a Nazi poster. In Cuba, the only tourist in Havana, perhaps in the world.....[Item #4751]
TMB MONTHLY FEATURE: HOLIDAY SALE
For the Third Mind Books Author Feature this December, we’ve launched a landmark sale that is the first of its kind in our history. Typically, our monthly feature showcases a singular innovator whose weighty contributions to world literature are still being measured. In this vein, we’ve recently offered incredible deals on items from Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Robert Creeley, whose condition and provenance exemplify the standard we strive to uphold.
For the month of December, we are DOUBLING the amount of featured items and adding numerous rarities from ALLEN GINSBERG, WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS, LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI, ROBERT CREELEY, JACK KEROUAC, HERBERT HUNCKE, CHARLES PLYMELL, H.D., MICHAEL McCLURE, PHILIP WHALEN, GREGORY CORSO, ANNE WALDMAN, RAY BREMSER, ROBERT DUNCAN & ALL THREE ISSUES of the JOURNAL FOR THE PROTECTION OF ALL BEINGS—along with a few select LIMITED EDITION BROADSIDES for your browsing pleasure. FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER ONLY, these items will be 10% off.
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New York, NY: Random House, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. "Richard Farina's tragically short odyssey began in Brooklyn in 1937. Its places included Cornell University, Paris, Northern Ireland, Havana--once while Castro's army was entering the city--cities and countries across America and Europe. Its roles included poet, composer, IRA Revolutionary, singer, dulcimer-player, novelist--always developing and refining his own unique insights into our world and himself. Son of an Irish mother and a......[Item #4475]
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, 1978. First Printing. Single Folded Sheet. "Sons of Whitman sons of Poe/ sons of Lorca & Rimbaud/ or their dark daughters/ poets of another breath/ poets of another vision/ Who among you still speaks of revolution/ the locks from the doors/ in this revisionist decade?" (first lines) A rare broadside with the title poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, among the foremost living original.....[Item #3677]
New York, NY: New Directions Books, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. "A sequel to A Coney Island of the Mind (written forty years after the original in what the author has called "a poetry seizure" that lasted more than a year), A Far Rockaway of the Heart is a sequence of one hundred and one related poems with recurrent themes. The author also thinks of it as a kind of caustic.....[Item #4382]
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1961. First Edition. Softcover. (Dowden Section A, pg. 8-9; Cook No. 14, pg. 42-43; Morgan A4, a1.1). "Kaddish and Other Poems," the esteemed 1961 follow-up to his breakthrough publication, 1956's "Howl and Other Poems" is Ginsberg at his most messianic. From the firing gun of the poem's opening lines, Ginsberg emerges with swaggering stylistic surety, his voice now polished and lending itself masterfully to.....[Item #4728]
n/p: Zeta Press, 1985. First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. Signed by (presumed) publisher to R.J. Ellis. A collection of miscellaneous writings by Jack Kerouac, Founding Father of the Beat Generation. All eleven "The Last Word" columns Kerouac published during 1958-1961 in Escapade magazine are gathered here chronologically, as well as some of his widely-published & more obscure essays including the classic "Essentials of Spontaneous Prose" & a short autobiography-bibliography. This is.....[Item #4390]
San Francisco, CA: Grey Fox Press, 1993. First Edition. Softcover. "In these uncollected writings Jack Kerouac portrays himself in his life. He hitches a ride to San Francisco with a blonde, goes on the road with photographer Robert Frank, rides bus through the Northwest and Montana, records the blues of an old Negro hobo, talks about the Beats and how it all began, gives his "Essentials of Spontaneous Prose" and.....[Item #4119]
New York, NY; Santa Fe, NM: Viking Penguin; Palace of the Governors, 2007. First Printing; First Edition Thus; First Printing. Hardcovers; Stapled Wrappers. Jack Kerouac's On the Road, along with Allen Ginsberg's Howl & William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch, ignited the Beat Generation into a popular phenomenon that in turn paved the way for the seismic literary & cultural upheavals which culminated during the 1960s. Famously written on a single.....[Item #4712]
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. "In the past few years, no one has influenced the sound and style of hard-rock music in America as greatly as Jim Morrison, lead singer, composer and lyricist for The Doors. The savage, superheated intimacy of his performance, the turned-on intensity of his music, and his uninhibited personality and public pronouncements have made an indelible impression on high school and.....[Item #4461]
New York, NY: New Directions, 1966. First Printing. Softcover. Complete with one-of-a-kind "Olsonite" sticker, this copy of Charles Olson's "Selected Writings" with introduction by Robert Creeley is from the collection of Ken & Ann Mikolowski, co-founders of Detroit's visionary Alternative Press, publishers of many "Beat'/ New York/"Black Mountain School"-affiliated authors. We don't know how the "Olsonite" sticker got there--whether it was an Alternative Press production or a gift from Creeley.....[Item #3099]
San Francisco, CA; Berkeley; CA: Four Seasons Foundation; Oyez Press, 1970; 1971. First Editions. Softcovers. "Mythic and mysterious. For all his friendliness and underlying gentleness, he remained a mystery to me during his stay at Beloit. His mind and my mind were too differently structured for us to converse at any deep level of understanding. But I am glad to have been, however briefly, in the presence of this mystery.....[Item #4859]