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26 Kramer, Jane Allen Ginsberg in America New York Random House 1969 PS 3513 .I74 Z7 Cloth with dust jacket. "Here Allen Ginsberg and his friends--from the beats of the fifties to the hippies of the sixties--whirl across America from San Francisco to Midwest college towns, from New York's East Village to West Coast Indian meditation centers, from lecture halls to be-ins. Miss Kramer describes the reality of the world of Allen Ginsberg through his life, his writings, his imagination, and through a view of his own New Jersey origins and roots." from the dust jacket.
27 Hoover, Paul Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology New York W.W. Norton Co. 1994 PS 615 .P669 Softbound. Beginning in 1950 with Charles Olson, this is the first anthology since Donald Allen's groundbreaking collection to fully represent the movements of American avant-garde poetry.
28 Cendrars, Blaise Complete Poems / Blaise Cendrars Berkeley University of California Press 1992 PQ 2605.E55 A27 copy 2 Cloth with dust jacket.Translated by Ron Padgett. Cendrars is considered one of the great, neglected Modernist poets.
29 Crosby, Caresse The Passionate Years London Alvin Redman Limited 1955 PS 3505 .R865 Z52 Original cloth with in dust jacket and wraps. First English edition The English edition has photographs not in the American edition. Carresse and her husband Harry founded the BLACK SUN PRESS. They lived as expatriates in Paris.
30 Arnheim, Rudolf and others Poets at Work: Essays Based on the Modern Poetry Collection at the Lockwood Memorial Library? New York Harcourt, Brace and Company 1948 PN 1031 .P55 Cloth with dust jacket. First Edition. One of 2500 copies. "Essays based on the Modern Poetry Collection at the Lockwood Memorial Library, University of Buffalo, by Rudolf Arnheim, W.H. Auden, Karl Shapiro, Donald A. Stauffer. With an Introduction by Charles D. Abbott.
31 Ellroy, James White Jazz New York Alfred A. Knopf 1992 Hardcover with dust jacket. A brutal novel of police corruption in 1950's Los Angeles by the author of "L.A. Confidential." Los Angeles in 1958 is a city on the make; a boom town at the edge of a new era ripe for plunder. Lieutenant Dave Klein - in turn lawyer, bagman, slum landlord and mob killer - stands at the centre of a complex web of violence and death. This is the final part of Ellroy's "LA Quartet".
32 Williams, William Carlos Imaginations New York New Directions Book 1971 PS 3545 .I544 I4 Paperbound. Edited with introduction by Webster Schott. Includes Kora in Hell -- Spring and all -- The great American Novel -- The descent of Winter--A Novelette and other prose.
33 Cortazar, Julio 62: A Model Kit New York Avon Books 1972 PQ 7797 .C7145 S413 Paperbound Edition. Originally published in Argentina as
34 Schjeldahl, Peter Columns & Catalogues Great Barrington, MA The Figures 1994 PS 3569 .C512 .C65 Paperbound edition. Collected essays by the critic & poet.
35 Sanders, Edward Chekhov Santa Rosa Black Sparrow Press 1995 PS 3569 .A49 C48 Paperbound trade edition, bound in illustrated cover, red endpapers. A unique verse-biography of the Russian master. Black & white photographs.
36 Rothenberg, Jerome The History of Dada as My Muse London Spot Press 1982 PS 3568 .O86 H57 OVER. Paper, letterpress printed in red ink on 300 gsm Somerset Cream paper, hand sewn into red, black-printed wrappers. DADA initials handcut in wood by Ian Tyson, printed in black on cover and throughout book. Limited to 200 copies, this is number 60. Book designed & printed by Matthew Tyson. Dedicated to Diane Wakoski. Ian Tyson is a painter, scuptor and printmaker, is one of Britain�s foremost practioners of the livre d�artiste and has exhibited his work internationally for over thirty years. His books combine a minimalist sculptural aesthetic with a deep understanding of typography and print and he has worked in collaboration with many contemporary writers, including a long association with the American poet Jerome Rothenberg. Tyson is interested in the relationship between text and image, and the ambiguity of surface. Jerome Rothenberg founded Hawk`s Well Press, which published early works by Robert Kelly, Diane Wakoski, Armand Schwerner, and Rochelle Owens, as well as Rothenberg`s first book of poems, `White Sun Black Sun`. Typically, artists` books are collective efforts of visual artists, writers, poets, book binders, printers and publishers. Tyson and Rosenberg have been collaborating for decades.
37 Ford, Hugh (editor) Nancy Cunard: Brave Poet, Indomitable Rebel, 1896-1965 Philadelphia Chilton Book Company 191968 PR 6005 .U6 Z6 A tribute to Nancy Cunard, civil rights activist, founder of The Hours Press, renowned for publishing the avant-garde writers of the 20s and 30s. With numerous writings by Nancy Cunard, as well as introductions, essays and excerpts from more than 50 of Cunard's friends: Langston Hughes, Iris Tree, David Garnett, Rupert Hart-Davis, William Carlos Williams, Leonard Woolf, Michael Arlen, Harold Acton, Kay Boyle, Janet Flanner, William Plomer, Louis Aragon, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Henry Moore, Oskar Kokoschka, and many others.
38 Davenport, Guy The Geography of the Imagination: Forty Essays by Guy Davenport San Francisco North Point Press 1981 PS 3554 .A86 G4 1981 Cloth, with dustjacket. Includes essays on Greek culture, Whitman, Spinoza, Wittgenstein, Ives, Melville, Pavel Tchelitchew, Tolkien, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, Charles Olson, Marianne Moore, Eudora Welty, Louis Zukofsky, and many others.
39 Williams, William Carlos The Collected Earlier Poems of William Carlos Williams New York New Directions 1966 PS 3545 .I544 A17 Cloth with dustjacket. This collection includes all the work in verse written between 1906 and 1939 which Dr. Williams wished to preserve.
40 Brecht, Stefan The Theatre of Visions: Robert Wilson Frankfurt Suhrkamp 1978 PN 2287 .W494 B7 Paperbound. Includes three parts: I. Florescence of Visions, 1969-73 II. Assault on Speech. Decline of the Theatre of Visions, 1974-77 III. Appendices
41 Sanders, Ed Tales of Beatnik Glory New York Stonehill Pub. Co. 1975 PS 3569 .A49 T35x [c.2] Paperbound. A fictionalised memoir of the madness and exuberance of Greenwich village and the Lower East Side during the 50s and early 60s by the former lead singer of The Fugs and former owner of the Peace Eye Bookshop.
42 Simpson, Louis North of Jamaica New York Harper and Row 1972 PS 3537 .I75 Z5 Cloth with dustjacket. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and distinguised man of letters, Louis Simpson probes his life and the sources of his work in this sensitive book.
43 Davenport, Guy Apples and Pears and Other Stories San Francisco North Point Press 1984 PS 3554 .A86 A87 Hardbound in olive-green wraps, trade-sized, with dustjacket. Davenport's first novel length work of fiction, told in the form of a journal and sketchbook. Short stories by the author, including "The Bowmen of Shu", "Fifty-Seven Views of Fujiyama", "The Chair", "Quagga", the title story and others. Illustrated throughout with drawings by Davenport.
44 Loy, Mina The Last Lunar Baedeker East Haven, Conn. Jargon Society 1982 PR 6023 .O97 A112 Cloth with dustjacket. Published to honor Mina Loy's centenary in 1982. Contains Loy's complete poetry, tracts on feminism, manifestoes, and important documents from her life. Photographs.
45 Coolidge, Clark Solution Passage: Poems, 1978-1981 Los Angeles Sun & Moon Press 1986 PS 3553 .O57 S58 Hard bound in sturdy black cloth boards stamped in gilt, in black and purple glossy dustjacket. Brings together 232 of Coolidge's poems written between 1978 - 1981. Coolidge has been writing experimental verse with increasing facility for forty years. He began as an experimenter in linguistic structures and brought what he learned from that writing to bear upon a beautiful lyric poetry.
46 Cott, Jonathan Forever Young: Conversations Between Jonathan Cott and? New York Random House 1977 NX 165 .C67 Paperbound. Includes conversations with Oriana Fallaci, Glenn Gould, Stephane Grappelli, Werner Herzog, Walter Lowenfels, Henry Miller, Harry Partch and Maurice Sendak. Published in association with Rolling Stone Press.
47 Clark, Tom Champagne and Baloney: The Rise and Fall of Finley's A's New York Harper & Row 1976 GV 875 .O24 C42 Hardbound in green-black cloth with dustjacket. First Edition.. An early work by former editor of Paris Review. Illustrated with photographs. Includes drawings by the author. A history of the Oakland A's and their owner, Charley Finley.
48 Dawson, Fielding A Great Day for a Ballgame: A Conscious Love Story Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1973 PS 3554 .A948 G74x 1973 Cloth with dustjacket. Includes inserted postcard to Clark Coolidge from Dawson Fielding, dated Thurs Oct 17, 74. Typed note on one side, a composition ("Coolridge/Tone Pome: GRANITE) by Dawson on the reverse.
49 Dawson, Fielding The Mandalay Dream Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1971 PS 3554 .A948 M36x Cloth with dustjacket.
50 Creeley, Robert a Sense of Measure London Calder and Boyars 1972 PS 3505 .R43 S4 Cloth with dustjacket. Number 16 in the Signature series. First UK Edition. Originally published San Francisco, 1970, under title: "A Quick Graph: Collected Notes and Essays."