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BEAT LITERATURE

BEAT LITERATURE

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1 FRENCH, WARREN The San Francisco Poetry Renaissance 1955-1960
Boston Twayne 1991 
First Edition. Using rare contemporary documents, French analyzes the work of Ginsberg, Burroughs, Snyder, Kerouac, Rexroth, and others. Fine in dust jacket. Scarce. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 HOLMES, JOHN CLELLON Passionate Opinions: The Cultural Essays. Selected Essays by John Clellon Holmes, Volume III
Fayetteville, AR The University of Arkansas Press 1988 
First Edition, Earliest State. Spiral bound advance galley proofs for the third and final volume of collected essays by John Clelland Holmes. 7” x 8 1/2”. With “UNCORRECTED PROOFS” stamped to the first page. Laid in is a press release on printed stationery from The University of Arkansas Press announcing the publication of the second volume in Holmes' series titled Representative Men: The Biographical Essays of John Clellon Holmes, “...a look at the literati of the Beat generation.” With some minor wear and a detached last page, otherwise in near fine condition. Includes chapters on the Beat generation, feminism, literary speculation, jazz, and the introductions to his books, Go, The Horn, and Get Home Free. His novel Go is widely considered to be the first Beat novel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 KRIM, SEYMOUR (ED.) The Beats
Greenwich, CT Fawcett 1960 
First Edition Paperback Original. Very good plus copy with some minor age toning to and very slight edge wear in printed wrappers. A collection of “raw, penetrating stories, poems, and social criticism” by such noted Beat writers as Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Anatole Broyard, Hubert Selby, Jr., Norman Mailer, William Burroughs, Philip Lamantia, Gergory Corso, and more. The front cover is a black & white photograph of what can only be described as a “hip scene” set in an urban apartment with modern art on the walls and an Indian print bedspread on the couch where a beared man in horn-rimmed glasses sits with two beautiful and smart looking women in deep converstation with a James Agee book on the coffee table in the foreground. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 MCCLURE, MICHAEL The Surge
Buffalo, NY Frontier Press 1969 
First Edition. Signed by Graham Mackintosh. 12 page stapled pamphlet designed and printed by Graham Mackintosh with a folded printed cover of dark orange paper. With the barest hint of fading to the spine fold, else fine condition. A poem. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 MELTZER, DAVID Three Typed Letters Signed from David Meltzer to Rare Book Dealer Henry W. Wenning
Bolinas, California 3 pages, quarto 1971-1973 
Meltzer, David, 1937-.3 t.l.s. to Henry Wenning, bookseller, from Bolinas CA 1971-1973. 1 page t.l.s. Brown paper, undated, to "Dear Henry" about family life and asking what to do with manuscript material having to do with the "SF Poets book". Fine with envelope dated Nov 12, 1971. 1 page t.l.s. Yellow paper, undated, to "Dear Henry", reporting on his move to Seattle to be poet-in-residence for the Washington State Art Commission, his recent reading, recent publications, living in Creeley's house, family development, and recent poetry. Fine, folded in six with envelope dated Jul 29 1972. 1 page t.l.s. undated to "Dear Henry", commenting on Christina Stead, "The Man Who Loved Children is, in my scrubby opinion, an absolute masterpiece, in many ways the Great American Novel, or, at least, the Great American Middle Class Family novel, or at least the great try at the broken Dream." He asks about detective fiction, comments on novels and talks about his novel ..."It's not really a novel like the above-mentioned books -- I can not feel comfortable in that form, it doesn't work for me. What I'm doing is more of a dead sea scroll." Fine, folded in six with envelope date 11 Jan 1973 
Price: 550.00 USD
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