||Elms Lesters Celebrates Charles Bukowski 12-24 August 1996
|| Elms Lesters Painting Room
|| PS 3552 .U4 Z563
|| Paper, 22 pages bound in compact format (approx. 4.5 x 6.5 inches) photo-illustrated wrappers. Charles Bukowski EXHIBITION CATALOGUE of a London show featuring poems and photos (in color or black & white). Curated by Paul Jones and Fiona McKinnon, designed by Blue Source, and published by Elms Lesters on the occasion of this historic multi-media exhibition. Includes extracts from a Bukowski interview with the actor Sean Penn, a previously unpublished poem, and 29 previously unpublished images (portraits and artifacts), including photographs by Linda Lee Bukowski, Michael Montfort and Giorgio Moroder.
||Stocking, Marion Kingston
||A Fine Excess: Fifty Years of the Beloit Poetry Journal
|| Beloit Poetry Journal Foundation
|| PS 1 .B456 V.51, no.1/2
|| Paper, trade edition bound in brightly illustrated wrappers, a painting of a rooster by Franklin Boggs on the cover; edited by Marion Stocking. An anthology with works by over 150 poets, from the 1950s to the 1990s, published to commemorate the Beloit Poetry Journal's 50th anniversary. [ALSO: Vol.51, no. 1/2. Fall/Winter 2000-2001.] Beginning as a publication of Beloit College, the Winter 1957/1958 issue devoted to the British "Movement" and the American "Underground" (with explicit language in poems by Philip Larkin and Charles Bukowski) offended some faculty members and trustees and the journal declared its independence.
||Blow 6: Featuring Charles Bukowski
|| Grey Whale Press
|| circa 198
|| PS 3552 .U4 A6
|| Paper, staple-bound in light green wrappers with title on cover, and bright yellow endpapers, this is the second printing of the little magazine originally published circa 1984 (with an orange wrapper). Undated 20 pgs. edited by Karol Kleinheksel the entire issue is devoted to 9 Bukowski poems.
||Lowenfels, Walter Editor
||Poets of Today: A New American Anthology
|| International Publishers
|| PS 614 .P64
|| Trade paperback, third printing (c.1968). Identical to the first issue but with a redesigned cover adding below the title: "85 living poets tell how it felt to be alive in verse, since Hiroshima". In text-illustrated brown, black & white wrappers. With a prologue poem by Langston Hughes, and brief biographical notes on each of the 85 poets whose work is represented. A strong anthology that includes some of the best poets of the second half of the Twentieth Century including Charles Bukowski, Bob Dylan, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Gilbert, Allen Ginsberg, Peter La Farge, Michael McClure, Ishmael Reed, Jonathan Williams, Dalton Trumbo, Gary Snyder and many, many more. With the inclusion of poems by "Negro poets," claims to be the first fully integrated anthology published in the U.S.
||Ganske Alminnelig Galskap
|| J.W. Cappelens forlag
|| PS 3552 .U4 K3165
|| Hardbound in full-color illustrated boards, issued without dust jacket. Translated to Norwegian by Marianne Brodtkorb. 152 pg. graphic novel with black & white text and drawings: 8 Bukowski short stories illustrated by Matthias Schultheiss; first edition.
||A Couple of Winos
|| Fantagraphics Books
|| PS 3552 .U4 C68
|| Paper, staple bound in full-color, illustrated wrappers. First printing; 24 page black & white illustrated graphic novel format of Bukowski's story, drawn by Matthias Schultheiss. An absorbing tale of two drifters desperate for work, hired to haul railroad ties. At three bucks a day, it's the best they can find and they grab it. A vivid portrayal of two desperate men without much hope and even less luck as they endure a week of arduous work with little compensation.
||A Good Day to Die
|| Vagabond Press
|| PS 536.2 .G66
|| Paper, staple bound in lime green wrappers printed with black and red graphics and text. Back cover lists poets included in this mimeo printed anthology including Charles Bukowski; bright yellow endpapers printed and illustrated in red. Anthology of prose and verse published as a memorial to suicide victim Gerry Reith (Nov. 19th 1958 to April 7th 1984). Contents include Art, Stories, and "Polemics, Essays & Harangues". Editor John Bennett was the founder of Vagabond Press.
||A Guy Like You: a tale perpendicular to itself
|| Persepolis Press
|| PS 3551 .N443 G88
|| Paper, trade edition in full-color wrappers illustrated with presumed self-portrait; back cover features excerpts from letters from various [more famous] poets including Charles Bukowski (a sometime correspondent) Lawrence Ferlinghetti, et al.
||Lyons, E. and H. Peters
||Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition
|| University Museum, Univ. of Pennsylvania
|| BQ 266 .L86
|| Paper, trade edition, staple-bound in glossy dark blue wrappers printed with orange text & illustration; 64 pages, with glossary. Written By Elizabeth Lyons and Heather Peters, with contributions by Chang Ch'eng-mei and Gregory Possehl, this is an exhibition catalogue to accompany selections from the unique Buddhist collection at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. It's illustrated throughout with photographs both black & white and color and displaying ritual implements, Buddhist iconography, shrines, and manuscripts with authors' commentary. Many of the Beats found rich spiritual growth in the philosophy and practices of Buddhism, particularly methods of meditation to free the mind from habitual and obsessive thinking. Many Beat writers such as Gary Snyder, a student of Zen, popularized Buddhism in the West making it contemporary and relevant to a quickly changing era and introducing a new form of consciousness. Beat writers such as poets Allen Ginsberg, Phillip Whalen, Michael McClure, JoAnne Kyger, and Diane Di Prima were followers of Zen.
||Charles Bukowski: A Critical and Bibliographical Study
|| ABYSS Publications
|| PS 3552 .U4 Z72
|| Paper, thick pamphlet text staple-bound in white wrappers, printed in black, with b/w photo of Bukowski on cover; Second printing, no. 53 of 300 copies. 121 pages. An important early study of Bukowski and his work. Fox offers a comprehensive study of Bukowski's work through 1968, and a comprehensive study of all published work and reviews from 1944 through 1969, plus undated issues.
||You and Your Big Mouth, #4
|| Fantagraphics Books
|| PN 6727 .M667 Y68
|| Paper, saddle-stapled comic in full color, glossy wrappers; black & white illustrations by Pat Moriarity, featuring contributions by: Charles Bukowski; Dennis Eichorn; Dr. Feelgood; Henry Rollins; et al. Issue Number 4 (in a series of seven) of Moriarity's You and Your Big Mouth. According to the publisher, Fantagraphics Books has been a leading proponent of comics as a legitimate form of art and literature since it began publishing the critical trade magazine The Comics Journal in 1976 .
||Homage to Bukowski: An Evening of Writing By, For, And About Charles Bukowski
|| Barnsdall Art Gallery Theatre
|| PS 3552 .U4 Z567
|| Program (a single sheet folded to make a leaflet) printed in black type on pale green paper, for "An Evening of Writing By, For, And About Charles Bukowski." The event was organized by Loss P. Glazier, Curator of the Charles Bukowski Archives at the Univ. of Southern California, as a part of the Los Angeles Fringe Festival/L.A. Poetry Festival '87. More than a dozen poets joined in this tribute to Bukowski, including Ron Koertge, Gerald Locklin, John Thomas, Loss Pequeno Glazier, and Susan Hayden. Over 200 people attended. Bukowski showed up, unexpectedly, and spoke for about 10 minutes.
||Goldberg, Jeff (editor)
|| Red Room Books
|| PS 615 .S68
||Goldberg, Jeff & V. Bockri
||Carry-Out / Poetry of Performance: an interview with Patti Smith
|| unlisted except for address
|| PS 615 .C37
|| Paper, in two shades of yellow, side-staple bound in brown printed card. Two publications, bound Tete-beche (from the French, head to toe).. Book 1: Carry-Out, edited by Jeff Goldberg; cover photograph Michael Delahanty. A collection of poetry by Larry R. Schreiter, James Havelin, Aaron Poller, Marty Watt, Jeff Goldberg, and Kenneth Bluford.LAID IN: errata for the poem 'Hot Shit'. Book 2: The Poetry of Performance: An interview with Patti Smith. Cover, "Electric Generation" by Bockris. Victor Bockris interviews poet/songwriter/performer Patti Smith. Bockris was Smith's publisher at Telegraph Books which first published her poem "Judith" printed at the end of the interview.
||San Francisco Blues
||PS 3521 .E735 S36
||Paper, trade edition bound in illustrated wrappers printed in blue and the iconic Penguin book orange, with a b/w photograph of San Francisco on the cover; small, pocketsize paperback, one of the Penguin 60s line. One of the eight extended poems first published in Kerouac's BOOK OF BLUES (Penguin 1995), 'San Francisco Blues' is an energetic adventure in language and mindfulness, each Chorus a blues song, and there are 80 in all. Jim Jones Collection.
|| Europa Konyvkiado
|| PS 3521 .E735 O5153
|| Paper, trade edition bound in illustrated card wrappers printed in full color. Somewhat scarce Hungarian edition of Kerouac's most famous novel, the translation is by Bartos Tibor. A presentation copy, INSCRIBED on title page: "For Jim -- Love, Jan Kerouac." Janet Michelle "Jan" Kerouac (1952 - 1996) was an American writer and the only child of Jack Kerouac and Joan Haverty Kerouac. "Jim" is Kerouac scholar James T. Jones. The Jim Jones Collection.
|| Grove Press
|| PS 3521 .E735 S92
|| Paper, trade edition, bound in glossy white wrappers, printed in black & violet text with a b/w silhouette of a man & woman on the cover. Standard mass market paperback, 152 pages; first Evergreen Black Cat edition of one of Kerouac's early novels, the story of the tempestuous breakup of Leo Percepied and Mardou Fox, residents of the 1950s San Francisco underground. The novel was originally published in 1958 by Grove Press. From the Jim Jones Collection.
|| Ballantine Books
|| PS 3521 .E735 S92 1973
|| Paper, mass market paperback, 2nd printing bound in full color photo-illustrated wrappers. Cover photo by Hank Dunning, clearly portraying the interracial couple, Leo and Mardou . The novel chronicles their bittersweet love affair set in San Francisco's underground culture of bars and jazz clubs. It is a semi-fictional account of Kerouac's own short romance with an African American woman named Alene Lee in 1953, San Francsico. Jim Jones Collection.
|| A Grove Press Outrider Book
|| PS 3521 .E735 S92 1981
|| Paper, trade edition, first revised Black Cat Edition with an introduction by Kerouac biographer, Gerald Nicosia. An autobiographical novel based on a summer love affair between Kerouac and a young black woman in New York City in 1953. The setting of the story was moved to San Francisco at the behest of the publisher. Written with a rhythm imitating the "bop" improvisatory style of jazz riffs, the story captures a unique time in 1950s America with a convincing portrait of that era's American hipster.
||Kerouac; Saijo; Welch
||Trip Trap: Haiku along the Road from San Francisco to New York, 1959
|| Grey Fox Press
|| PS 3521 .E735 T7
|| Paper, bound in off-white photo-illustrated wrappers, printed in black and green; First edition with Willys Jeepster photo on front cover. 58pp. slim octavo; A collection of the haiku Jack Kerouac, Albert Saijo, and Lew Welch composed on the road from San Francisco to New York in 1959. With recollections by Albert Saijo and Lew Welch recounting their trip in Lew's Willys Jeepster, making the big city scene, visiting Jack's mother's home on Long Island, and the long drive back west. The book also includes letters to Kerouac from Lew Welch in Reno. From the Jim Jones Collection.
||Were we going, man?
|| PS 3521 .E735 W44
|| Paper, spiral-bound, with a black corrugated cardboard cover; text printed on brown, vertical-striped paper. A collection of brief excerpts from various works by Jack Kerouac; Includes a "who's who in Kerouac's books": leaf . Full title: "Were we going, man? I don't know, but we gotta go." Alternate title: "Where are we going, man? I don't know, but we gotta go." From the Jim Jones Collection.
|| Creative Arts Book Company
|| PS 3521 .E735 Z6x
|| Mass Market paperback, bound in illustrated white wrappers, printed in blue & grey; 60 pages. This is the revised, expanded edition of the original Capra Press version, including a visit with Jack's widow, Stella Kerouac, and 'A Note on Kerouac's City' with a new selection of black & white photos by Marshall Clements. A tour of Kerouac's hometown Lowell, Mass. The author also visits Kerouac's grave and travels to St Petersburg, Florida to interview Jack's elderly Memere . Number Two: Modern Authors Monograph Series. Jim Jones Collection.
||Vanity of Duluoz: An Adventuous Education, 1935-46
|| Quartet Books, Ltd.
|| Mass market paperback, bound in duo-tone photo illustrated green, black & yellow wrappers portraying an American footballer on the cover. British publisher's 1977 reprint of Kerouac's semi-autobiographical novel chronicling the years just before his adventures with Neal Cassady. His last complete work takes Jack, or rather Kerouac's alter ego Jack Duluoz, from the football fields of high school, to the dangerous seas of World War II, and finally to a New York City brimming with the Beat movement. It was the last work published (first in 1967) before Kerouac's death at 47 years of age in 1969 and is filled with middle-age cynicism and bitterness. Includes some marginalia in pencil; Jim Jones Collection.
|| McGraw Hill
|| PS 3521 .E735 T73
|| Trade Paperback, bound in black, red & white illustrated wrappers featuring a curious cover with a chicken sitting on a woman's head; first McGraw Hill paperback edition; 96 pages. Tristessa, first published in 1960, is a melancholy novella about a drug addicted prostitute. Semi-autobiographical, it chronicles the relationship of the author (Jack Dulouz) with the prostitute, Tristessa (real name, Esperanza Villanueva) her addiction to morphine and the impoverished life -- in contrast with saintliness and found beauty -- in Mexico City. With light marginalia; Jim Jones Collection.
||A Book of CATS & Haikus
||Subterraneous Archives Press
||PS 3521 .E735 B58 OVERSIZ
||Paper; Oversized, (38 pgs.), Xerox printed and side stapled in illustrated card wrappers, with a Cat drawing by Kerouac on the cover. Photocopies of haikus about cats done about 1963 of Kerouac's own manuscript pages accompanied by his own drawings, made in the abstract expressionist artist Stanley Twardowicz's studio around 1963. Some photocopied letters from Kerouac to Twardowicz are also included. Xeroxed photo of Kerouac and Twardowicz , 1964, on frontispiece.