Beat Literature

Beat Literature

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The Insect Trust Gazette Summer 1968, Bassara, Robert, Leonard Belasco, Jed Irwin and WIlliam Levy
1 Bassara, Robert, Leonard Belasco, Jed Irwin and WIlliam Levy The Insect Trust Gazette Summer 1968
Berkeley, CA Robert Bassara 1968 1st Edition; 1st Printing Spiral bound Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; The Insect Trust Gazette was a poetry journal edited by Leonard Belasco and William Levy (Philadelphia, 1964-1968) who published such notable writers as William S. Burroughs. A rock group in the late 1960s, The Insect Trust, was named after this journal. This edition is spiral bound, with heavy cardstock covers. The text pages are clean and bright. Included are works by: N. B. Shein, Jennifer Stevens, Friedrich Schroder-Sonnenstern, Sinclair Beiles, William Levy, Wolfgang Hallman, Jan Fort, Leonard Belasco, S. J. Leon, Charles MacDermed, Stewart Paley, William Wroth, The Heap, Jed Irwin, Stuart Gordon, Les Fram, Claude Levi-Strauss, Max Ernst, Roger Hillyard, and, Stephanie Bjorndahl. "The Gazette ran for only three issues from 1964 to 1968. Leonard Belasco, Jed Irwin, Robert Basara, and Bill Levy edited the magazine in Philadelphia and later California. The magazine got its name from a line in a Burroughs novel. Not surprisingly, Burroughs appeared in the first two issues. The magazine grew out of a literary scene surrounding Temple University. This fits a pattern shared by several of the magazines of the literary underground. A young student or students read deeply in alternative literature in many cases the work of the Beats. These students correspond with their writer heroes hoping to publish them in University sponsored channels. The powers that be at the University object to the material forcing the students to start their own literary magazine." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Contact: The San Francisco Collection of New Writing, Art, and Ideas Vol. 2, No. 7, Feb 1961, Connell, Evan S., William H. Ryan and Calvin Kentfield (editors)
2 Connell, Evan S., William H. Ryan and Calvin Kentfield (editors) Contact: The San Francisco Collection of New Writing, Art, and Ideas Vol. 2, No. 7, Feb 1961
Sausalito, CA Angel Island Publications, Inc. 1961 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There is some light edge wear, rubbing and bumping to the spine ends, corners and joints of the book covers. The front cover has a partially erased inked number under the title. The text pages are clean and bright. This edition of the magazine is dedicated to Kenneth Patchen. Articles, poems and essays included are by: Eric Hoffer, Donald Barthelme, Wallace Stegner, William Stafford, Malcolm Lowry, William Saroyan, Kenneth Patchen, and more. 
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Tyrannus Nix?, Ferlinghetti
3 Ferlinghetti Tyrannus Nix?
New York New Directions 1969 2nd Printing Paperback Very Good 
This is an oblong paperback book. The book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The top spine end has some rumpling, bumping and tearing to the spine joints. There is some light bumping to the corners of the books. The white covers have some beginning toning and there is a rectangle of glue mark residue (not heavy) to the top corner of the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "Although in style and theme, Ferlinghetti’s own writing is very unlike that of the original New York Beat circle, he had important associations with the Beat writers, who made City Lights Bookstore their headquarters when they were in San Francisco. He often has claimed that he was not a Beat, but a bohemian of an earlier generation. A married war veteran and a bookstore proprietor, he did not share the high (or low) life of the Beats on the road. Jack Kerouac wrote Ferlinghetti into the character “Lorenzo Monsanto” in his autobiographical novel, Big Sur (1962) , the story of Kerouac’s stay (with the Cassadys, the McClures, Lenore Kandel, Lew Welch, and Philip Whalen) at Ferlinghetti’s cabin in the wild coastal region of Big Sur. Kerouac depicts the Ferlinghetti figure as a generous and good-humored host, in the midst of Dionysian revels and breakdowns." 
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Pictures of the Gone World, Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
4 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence Pictures of the Gone World
San Francisco, CA City Lights Books 1955 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
The first book in the Pocket Poets Series published by The City Lights Pocket Bookshop. This first edition was limited to 500 unnumbered copies. This is a small paperback book with heavy black cardstock covers and a yellow wraparound label. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The yellow label has noticeable ground-in dirt and there is a grease-pencil mark (partly erased) as well. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of one word underlined in blue ink on page 4. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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Kaddish And Other Poems 1958-1960, Ginsberg, Allen
5 Ginsberg, Allen Kaddish And Other Poems 1958-1960
San Francisco, CA City Lights Books 1961 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
First American Edition, Second Issue. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some foxing and toning to the white portions of the book cover and some light rubbing to the spine joints. This copy has the glued binding and seven lines of blurb on the rear cover, along with a price of $1.50 on the rear cover. The text pages are clean and bright. ; Vol. 14 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Henry Miller's Book of Friends A Tribute to Friends of Long Ago, Miller, Henry
6 Miller, Henry Henry Miller's Book of Friends A Tribute to Friends of Long Ago
Santa Barbara, CA Capra Press 1976 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; First Trade Edition. This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has some rubbing and edge wear along with some light, but noticeable foxing to the top front panel. "Henry Miller began Book of Friends in 1973 with the idea of redering homage to the friends in his life, most were unknown to the public." "In 1940, Miller returned to New York; after a year-long trip around the United States, a journey that would become material for The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, he moved to California in June 1942, initially residing just outside Hollywood in Beverly Glen, before settling in Big Sur in 1944. While Miller was establishing his base in Big Sur, the Tropic books, then still banned in the USA, were being published in France by the Obelisk Press and later the Olympia Press. There they were acquiring a slow and steady notoriety among both Europeans and the various enclaves of American cultural exiles. As a result, the books were frequently smuggled into the States, where they proved to be a major influence on the new Beat Generation of American writers, most notably Jack Kerouac, the only Beat writer Miller truly cared for. By the time his banned books were published in the 1960s and he was becoming increasingly well-known, Miller was no longer interested in his image as an outlaw writer of smut-filled books; however, he eventually gave up fighting the image." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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