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1 Davenport, Guy Eclogues: Eight Stories San Francisco North Point Press 1981 PS 3554 .A86 E3 c.2 Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Illustrated with collages by Roy R. Behrens. Fetching stories w/ classical antecedents and themes by great classicist and author Guy Davenport. Interesting blend of classical, modern, and experimental themes as well as considerable gay interest. Contents: The trees of Lystra. -The death of Picasso. -The Daimon of Sokrates. -Christ preaching at the Henry Regatta. -Mesoroposthonippidon. -Lo splendore della luce a Bologna. -Idyll. -On some lines of Virgil.
2 Kenner, Hugh Gnomon: Essays on Contemporary Literature New York McDowell, Obolensky 1958 PR 805 .K4 copy 2 Hardcover, with Dustjacket. Landmark essays on Pound, Ford Madox Ford, Conrad, W.C. Williams, Wyndham Lewis, Marianne Moore, William Empson, Whitman and Freud, etc.
3 Kenner, Hugh Counterfeiters: An Historical Comedy Bloomington, Ind. USA Indiana University Press 1968 PR 935 .K46 1968 copy 2 Hardcover w/dustjacket. Illustrations by Guy Davenport. An "original and timely exploration of the dilemma of modern man confronted by the prevailing ideas that human artifacts, and man himself, can be simulated. "
4 Wilentz, Elias (editor) The Beat Scene New York Corinth Books, distributed by Citadel Press 1960 PS 536 .W47 copy 2 Paperback. Eight page Introduction by the editor. Copiously illustrated with black and white photographs taken especially for this book by Fred McDarrah. Many texts by the various Beats, Kerouac, Corso, Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti, Koch, Goodman, Kupferberg, O'Hara, Orlovsky, Lamantia, Krim, Bremser, Creeley, Blackburn etc. The first publication of poems by Kerouac (written in collaboration with Welch and Saijo ), Ginsberg, O'Hara etc. Includes the full text of Ferlinghetti's ''Tentative Description of a Dinner Given to Promote the Impeachment of President Eisenhower'' and also of Krim's ''Making It !''
5 Plimpton, George (editor) Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, Fourth Series New York Viking Press 1974,76 PN 453 .W735 Hardcover, with dustjacket. Fourth Series
6 Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, Third Series New York Viking Press 1967 PN 453 .W73 1967 (copy2) Hardcover in Dustjacket.
7 Barryman, John Henry`s Fate and Other Poems, 1967-1972 New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1977 PS 3503 .E744 H4 [c.2] First edition. Posthumous collection of poems written between 1967-1972 at the year of the poet`s death. This collection includes 45 previously unpublished or uncollected dream songs and several other poems.
8 Praz, Mario The Romantic Agony New York Meridian Books 1956 PN 56 .R7 P72 1956 Paperback. An analysis of the effect of the traditions of Byron and De Sade upon poets and painters from 1800 to 1900. In 1933 Praz produced this impressionistic and encyclopedic study of romantic or decadent responses to modernity, titled, in Italian, La carne, la morte, e il diavolo nella letteratura romantica. The preface to the first English edition defines this as "a study of certain states of mind and peculiarities of behavior, which are given a definite direction by various types and themes that recur as insistently as myths engendered in the ferment of blood" (p. vii). This book traced patterns of consciousness in nineteenth century and Renaissance sensibilities. Praz codified the deviant bourgeois imagination in search of the frisson; sex, horror, the supernatural, in chapters with evocative formulations: "the beauty of the Medusa, metamorphoses of Satan, la belle dame sans merci, Byzantium, Swinburne and 'le vice anglais."
9 Plimpton, George The Paris Review Anthology New York W. W. Norton 1990 PN 6014 .P23 1990 Hardcover with dustjacket. First Edition. A compilation selected by the fiction and poetry editors of 'The Paris Review', displaying the best and most representative of the magazine's work from thirty-six years. Includes works by Samuel Beckett, Italo Calvino, Jack Kerouac, Philip Roth, Robert Bly, James Dickey, Ted Hughes, W. S. Merwin and more.
10 Santayana, George Interpretations of Poetry and Religion New York Harper Torchbooks 1957 PN 1077 .S2 copy 2 Paperback. A collection of papers, revised & gathered together, discussing the idea that religion and poetry are identical in essence, and differ merely in the way they are attached to practical affairs.
11 Cott, Jonathan Visions and Voices: Conversations With? New York Doubleday 1987 CT 120 .C68 1987 copy 2 Hardcover with Dustjacket, First Edition. Includes interviews with Peter Brook--Lawrence Kushner--Marie-Louise von Franz--Federico Fellini--George Ballanchine--Pierre Boulez--Carolyn Forche--Sam Shepard--Bob Dylan-Dr. Oliver Sacks.
12 Nadel, Ira Bruce Various Positions: A Life of Leonard Cohen New York Pantheon Books 1996 PR 9199.3 .C57 Z8 copy 2 Hardcover, bound in pictorial boards with Dustjacket. First Edition. 325 pages + plates. Concise study of the Canadian poet, songwriter and singer; notable for the concentration on the religious and poetic aspects of his life. Includes bibliography, discography and index. Original publisher's clear mylar jacket, printed orange, white and black.
13 Berg, Stephen & R. Mezey (eds) Naked Poetry: Recent American Poetry in Open Forms Indianapolis & New York Bobbs-Merrill 1969 PS 584 .B4 copy 2 Paperbound Trade Edition. Poetry by [and photos of] Rexroth, Roethke, Patchen, Stafford, Kees, Berryman, Lowell, Levertov, Bly, Creely, Ginsberg, Kinnell, Merwin, Wright, Levine, Plath, Snyder, and others. There is a circulating copy in the Main Library.
14 Rhodes, Richard Making Love: An Erotic Odyssey New York Simon & Schuster 1992 HQ 28 .R48 1992 copy 3 Hardbound with Dustjacket. A brilliant, illuminating and often shocking exploration of one man's sexual odyssey. The author is a Putlitzer Prize winner.
15 Kunitz, Stanley A Kind of Order, A Kind of Folly: Essays & Conversations by Stanley Kunitz Boston Little, Brown 1975 PS 3521 .U7 K5 [c.2] Hardcover bound in tan cloth over green boards with Dustjacket. First Edition. One of the finest and diverse books of literary criticism - pertaining to poets and our age. Interesting chapter on Robinson Jeffers (reviewing Jeffers "Be Angry At The Sun", first appearing in Dec. 1941) and how for Jeffers, Hitler was a hero and it made no difference if Germany or England won the war, but the war itself should last as long as possible - England shouldn't be defeated too quickly.
16 De Chirico, Giorgio Hebdomeros: A Novel London Peter Owen Limited 1964 PQ 2605 .H718 H413 Octavo. Cloth, spine gilt with dust jacket First U.K. edition, and first edition in English. Translated from the French by Margaret Crosland, who also provides an Introduction. Illustrated with drawings by de Chirico.
17 Connell, Evan S. (Jr.) Points for a Compass Rose New York Alfred A. Knopf: a Borzoi Book 1973 PS 3553 .O5 P6 Cloth with dust jacket. First Edition.
18 Clark, Tom (editor) All Stars Santa Fe/New York Goliard / Grossman 1972 PS 615 .C55 Paper bound. 1st print. Contributors include Michael McClure, Clark Coolidge, Dick Gallup, Aram Saroyan, Ed Dorn, Alice Notley, Ted Berrigan, Ron Padgett, Philip Whalen, Tom Clark, James Schuyler, Robert Creeley, Ed Sanders.
19 Vendler, Helen (editor) Voices & Visions: the Poet in America New York Random House 1987 PS 303 .V64 Cloth with dust jacket. B/W reproductions of photos and artwork. Published in conjunction with a Public Broadcasting System television series, produced by the New York Center for Visual History.
20 Longstreet, Stephen We All Went to Paris: Americans in the City of Light, 1776-1971 New York Macmillan Company 1972 Hardcover with dust jacket. First Printing. With numerous black & white sketches. This is a book that talks about Americans since 1776 and their love of Paris. Among the many discussed are: Franklin, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, Faulkner, Isadore Duncan, Cole Porter. Keywords: Biography Travel First Edition paris, Americana, travel, m Benjamin Franklin, George Caitlin, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, Cole porter, Henry miller, and others.
21 Knight, Arthur & Kit (editors) Beat Angels Pennsylvania California State College, Pennsylvania 1982 Softbound. [California, PA: Privately published, 1982]. First edition. Contributors include Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs, Norse, Huncke, Duncan, Carolyn Cassady, Corso, Clellon Holmes, et al. Illustrated with photographs by Fred McDarrah and others. Comprises Volume 12 of the Unspeakable Visions of the Individual series; important Beat references.
22 Fisher, Stanley (editor) Beat Coast East: An Anthology of Rebellion New York Excelsior Press 1960 Softbound (no hardbound issued). First edition. Important early anthology with contributions by Kerouac, Ginsberg, Hugh Romney (Wavy Gravy), Corso, Bremser, and many others. Includes photographs of Happenings by Fred McDarrah & graphics by Claes Oldenberg, Boris Lurie, Stanley Fisher, and Elaine de Kooning.
23 Steegmuller, Francis Cocteau: A Biography Boston Atlantic Monthly Press/Little Brown & Co. 1970 Cloth with dust jacket. Illustrated; bibliography, index, 583 pages. Synopsis [from jacket]: "The contradictions and paradoxes of Jean Cocteau, poet, novelist, playwright, and film-maker, can be called a deliberate scandal. The generosity and the egomania, the poise and the anguish of an opium-addicted homosexual, a man who knew everyone that mattered in the arts, and who climaxed an avant-garde life by entering, without seeming contradiction, the formidable conservative precincts of the Academie Francaise--all this is elegantly woven by Mr. Steegmuller into the tapestry of this award-winning and riveting biography."
24 Eshleman, Clayton Antiphonal Swing: Selected Prose, 1962 - 1987 New York McPherson 1989 PS 3555 .S5 A83 Cloth with dustjacket. Collects for the first time the prose writings of a well-known poet and influential editor: essays and interviews which describe the development of Eshleman's controversial poetics, his theories concerning art of translation, and the contextual fabric of American and world poetry. [from the dustjacket.]
25 Williams, Miller (ed.) Contemporary Poetry in America New York Random House 1973 PS 613 .W5 OVERSIZE Softbound. First edition Many poets - just a partial list would include Gwendolyn Brooks, Charles Bukowski, Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, William Everson, Allen Ginsberg, Donald Hall, Denise Levertov, Vasser Miller, Charles Olson, Kenneth Patchen, Gary Snyder, Charles Wright, James Wright, Al Young and more. With photographs of each poet.