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4267 Bukowski, Charles Ganske Alminnelig Galskap Norway J.W. Cappelens forlag 1988 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.
4268 Bukowski, Charles A Couple of Winos Seattle Fantagraphics Books 1991 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.
4269 Bennett, John A Good Day to Die Ellensburgh, Wash. Vagabond Press 1985 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.
4270 Andrews, Lawrence A Guy Like You: a tale perpendicular to itself Berkeley, California Persepolis Press 1984 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.
4272 Lyons, E. and H. Peters Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition Philadelphia University Museum, Univ. of Pennsylvania 1985 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.
4273 Fox, Hugh Charles Bukowski: A Critical and Bibliographical Study Somerville, Mass. ABYSS Publications 1969 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.
4274 Moriarity, Pat You and Your Big Mouth, #4 Seattle Fantagraphics Books 1994 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 .
4275 Bukowski, Charles Homage to Bukowski: An Evening of Writing By, For, And About Charles Bukowski Los Angeles Barnsdall Art Gallery Theatre 1987 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.
4276 Goldberg, Jeff (editor) "SLY" Philadelphia Red Room Books 1972 PS 615 .S68
4277 Goldberg, Jeff & V. Bockri Carry-Out / Poetry of Performance: an interview with Patti Smith Philadelphia unlisted except for address 1972 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.
4278 Kerouac, Jack San Francisco Blues New York Penguin Books 1995 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.
4279 Kerouac, Jack Uton Budapest Europa Konyvkiado 1994 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.
4280 Kerouac, Jack The Subterraneans New York Grove Press 1971 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.
4281 Kerouac, Jack The Subterraneans New York Ballantine Books 1974 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.
4282 Kerouac, Jack The Subterraneans New York A Grove Press Outrider Book 1981 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.
4283 Kerouac; Saijo; Welch Trip Trap: Haiku along the Road from San Francisco to New York, 1959 Bolinas, California Grey Fox Press 1973 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.
4284 Kerouac, Jack Were we going, man? United States unknown unknown 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 [16]. 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.
4285 Gifford, Barry Kerouac's Town Berkeley, California Creative Arts Book Company 1977 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.
4286 Kerouac, Jack Vanity of Duluoz: An Adventuous Education, 1935-46 London Quartet Books, Ltd. 1977 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.
4287 Kerouac, Jack Tristessa New York McGraw Hill 1978 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.
4288 Kerouac, Jack A Book of CATS & Haikus New York Subterraneous Archives Press 1997 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.
4289 Walsh, Joy Jack Kerouac: Statement in Brown Clarence Center, New York Textile Bridge Press 1984 PS 3521 .E735 Z94 Paper, perfect bound in photo-illustrated brown wrappers, first edition, 72 pages with preface by George Dardess and an afterword by Michael Basinski ; subtitled: "Collected Essays." Analytic essays by Joy Walsh, longtime editor and publisher of Moody Street Irregulars, The Jack Kerouac Newsletter. The book features nine essays about Kerouac discussing his alienation in America, his religious beliefs, his writing style and more. A title from the publisher's Esprit Critique Series. Jim Jones Collection.
4291 Jarvis, Charles E. Visions of Kerouac: The Life of Jack Kerouac Lowell, Mass. Ithaca Press 1974 PS 3521 .E735 Z738 Paper, perfect bound in black & white illustrated wrappers, the front cover features a bust of Kerouac by sculptor Mico Kaufman, of Tewksbury, Mass. Second Edition, 235 pages, this is the first Kerouac biography, includes a bibliography and black-and-white photographs. Author Charles E. Jarvis was a personal friend and contemporary of Jack Kerouac, one of the few biographers who actually met and talked with Kerouac while compiling the book. Professor Jarvis taught a course in the literature of the Beat Writers at Lowell Technological Institute, now University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Jim Jones Collection.
4292 Clark, Tom Jack Kerouac San Diego; New York Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1984 PS 3521 .E735 Z62 Octavo, bound in blue cloth and tan boards, 254 pages including black & white photographic illustrations, chronology, notes, bibliography, index. With a black, silver & gold dust jacket. A highly acclaimed biography of Kerouac, this is the first edition by poet, biographer and novelist Tom Clark. The second publication in the HBJ Album Biographies series, illustrated with photographs throughout. More of an overview than an in-depth biography this is a useful introductory study in the form of a biographical essay by Clark with scrupulous foot-notes. Jim Jones Collection.
4293 Charters, Ann Jack Kerouac: Selected Letters, 1940-1956 New York Viking 1995 PS 3521 .E735 Z48 Hardcover, bound in black boards, cloth spine. Dust wrapper features black & white photographic portrait of Kerouac on cover; collage of Kerouac's letters on back. First Edition, 630pp. edited with an introduction and commentary by Ann Charters. SIGNED and INSCRIBED: "To Jim Jones - with best wishes, Ann Charters 3/30/95 MU." The life and craft of Jack Kerouac traced through some of his most personal and absorbing letters, this volume offers a selection written between 1940 when Kerouac was a college freshman and 1956 just before his leap to celebrity status. They offer invaluable insights into Kerouac's family life, friendships, travels, love affairs and literary apprenticeship, and provide accounts of the events that inspired "On the Road", "Visions of Cody" and "The Dharma Burns". The collection includes Kerouac's letters to William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Neal and Carolyn Cassady John Clellon Holmes, John Montgomery, many others. Jim Jones Collection.