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51 Cesaire, Aime Lyric and Dramatic Poetry, 1946-82 Charlottesville University Press of Virginia 1990 PQ 3949 .C44 A24 Paperbound. Translated by Clayton Eshleman and inscribed by the translator "for Clark and Susan..." Aime Cesaire has been described by the 'Times Literary Supplement' as likely to "figure alongside the Eliot-Pound-Yeats triumvirate that has dominated official poetic culture for more than fifty years." He was cofounder and exponent of the concept of negritude and is a major spiritual, political, and literary figure. This publication locates the issues of Cesaire's struggle with an emerging postmodern vision.
52 Bowles, Jerry et al (ed.) This Book is a Movie: An Exhibition of Language Art & Visual Poetry New York Dell Publishing Co. A Delta Original 1971 NX 600 .C6 T5 Paperbound. From the Introduction:
53 Hanna, Charles Shahoud (ed.) The Doctor Generosity Poets, New York City: New American Poetry into the 80s Wescosville, PA Damascus Road Press 1975 PS 613 .D38 v.2, no.5 BEAT MAGAZINE: Trade Paper, bound in photo-illustrated black & white wrappers. Cover photo by Martin Steingesser.
54 Cott, Jonathan He Dreams What Is Going On Inside His Head: Ten Years of Writing by Jonathan Cott San Francisco Straight Arrow Books 1973 NX 65 .C67 Paperbound. Essays on John Lennon, Bob Dylan, film, reviews, poems, interviews, plus photographs. Profusely illustrated with photographs including the famous "Two Virgins" of Lennon and Ono.
55 Ford, Charles Henri & Tyler, P The Young and the Evil New York Sea Horse Press / Gay Presses of New York 1988 PS 3511 .O392 Y68 Paperbound. Illustrated with paintings by Pavel Tchelitchew. Contains card, "Sea Horse Press" inscribed, "compliments of the Author". Reprint of the controversial gay novel, originally published in 1933. Life in Greenwich Village in the late twenties, and early thirties.
56 Fidrych, Mark No Big Deal Philadelphia Lippincott 1977 GV 865 .F426 A36 Cloth with dustjacket. First edition. Autobiography of Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, eccentric left-hander with the Detroit Tigers in the 1970s. Illustrated with black and white photographs, including those of the entire 1976 Detroit Tigers, both in a group shot, and individual photos. Tom Clark is joint author.
57 Williams, William Carlos The Farmers' Daughters; The Collected Stories of William Carlos Williams New York New Directions 1961 PS 3545 .I544 F37 Paperbound. This volume gathers together fifty-two stories from earlier books and includes as well the great long story, 'The Farmers' Daughters' which was completed in 1956.
58 Plimpton, George (ed.) Writers at Work: the Paris Review Interviews, Fifth Series New York Viking Press 1981 PN 453 .W736 Cloth with dustjacket. The fifth volume of the distinguished series includes writers P.G. Wodehouse, Archibald MacLeish, John Cheever, Irwin Shaw, Kingsley Amis, James Dickey, Joseph Heller, Gore Vidal and more.
59 Free Spirits: Annals of the Insurgent Imagination San Francisco City Lights Books 1982 E 169.1 .F845 Paperbound in pictorial wraps. 1st edition. A wide-ranging collection of artists and writers and other "free spirits". Brings together poetry, essays, art, and interviews in a volume of radical thought. New Age before New Age, quasi-edgy. Ferlinghetti, Baraka, Jayne Cortez, E.P. Thompson, scores of others. Illustrated. 200+pages. Similar to various incarnations of the City Lights Journal.
60 Auster, Paul (editor) The Random House Book of Twentieth-Century French Poetry New York Random House 1982 PQ 1170 .E6 R36 Cloth with dustjacket. Dual-Language Edition; with translations by American and British Poets.
61 Messerli, Douglas (ed.) 50: A Celebration of Sun and Moon Classics Los Angeles Sun & Moon Press 1995 PN 6014 .A14 Paperbound. To commemorate the fiftieth book from the Sun & Moon Press, fifty major world authors and translators of all literary genres were invited to submit work previously unpublished in the United States.
62 Allen, Donald Merriam (ed.) The Poetics of the New American Poetry New York Grove Press 1973 PS 324 .P6 Paperbound.First edition Grove Press; first Evergreen edition; Includes a chronology of 20th century American poetry. Collects statements on poetics from 25 American masters, with examples, from Whitman to Amiri Baraka. COPY 2: SIGNED on the half-title page: "Anne Waldman, May 4, 1974".
63 Bukowski, Charles (editor) Anthology of L.A. Poets Los Angeles Laugh Literary/Red Hill Press 1972 PS 572 .L6 B8 Paperbound, trade edition. First Edition. 8vo - over 7�
64 Plimpton, George (editor) Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, Seventh Series New York Viking 1986 PN 453 .W738 Cloth with dustjacket. The Seventh volume in the series includes Malcolm Cowley, Raymond Carver, Philip Larkin, Edna O'Brien, Philip Roth, and others.
65 Tomaso, Carla The House of Real Love New York Plume 1992 PS 3570 .O4297 H6 Paper bound in glossy illustrated wrappers, trade edition. First edition of her first novel. An irreverent look at the attitudes and issues that affect lesbian relationships.
66 Whitman, Walt Leaves of Grass with Autobiography Philadelphia David McKay 1900 PS 3201 1900a LEAVES OF GRASS...INCLUDING A FAC-SIMILE AUTOBIOGRAPHY VARIORUM READINGS OF THE POEMS AND A DEPARTMENT OF GATHERED LEAVES; 8vo. Portrait frontispiece. Green cloth, lettered in gilt and decorated in black and gilt. A useful, albeit slightly unscrupulous and unauthorized reprint. According to a note in a copy owned by Thomas Harned (one of W's executors), the book is comprised of material on which the copyright had expired. "Later printings are extended by the addition of further poems all of which are reprints. "First printing of this edition, including the first appearance of a biographical note by Whitman reproduced as a folding facsimiles of the manuscript. One of Whitman's executors labeled this edition "a literary monstrosity and an outrage...." WELLS & GOLDSMITH, p.41. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGUE 370. BAL 21452.
67 Simpson, Louis Riverside Drive New York Atheneum 1962 PS 3537 .I75 R58x Hard bound in red cloth with dustjacket SIGNED by the author on the title page. A novel. Description: "Duncan Bell: He came to the city from the tranquility of Jamaica seeking fulfillment, companionship, and love. What he found was the immorality of business, the treachery of friendship--and Mona...Mona Jocelyn: Even at fourteen, when they took their first walk together along the Drive, she possessed the sensuous beauty that made Duncan feel like a librarian taking a panther for a stroll. For ten years--through a war, thorugh Duncan's breakdown, through Mona's rise from model to showgirl to actress, with the help of her director 'friends'--the two collided and clung, separated and came together, in a torturous affair that neither had the strength to end. "
68 Pivano, Fernanda The Beat Bible: 2 Books in 1 Milano Photology / Associazione Fondo Giov-Anna Piras 2007 PS 228 .B6 B436 OVERSZ Cigar box-style raw wood case, 12 x 19 inches, pyro-stamped: "Beat Bible / 2 Books in 1 / Beat & Pieces / + Beat Books". Limited Edition: numbered 260. The first of its two titles, 'Beat & Pieces,' is a previously released but little-known generational history in Allen Ginsberg's enlightening Beat-era photographs and handwritten notes alongside Fernanda Pivano's contextual essay. The second title, 'Beat Books,' which appears in its first edition here, catalogues the covers of the most seminal Beat publications--from Lawrence Ferlinghetti's 'A Coney Island of the Mind' to Ginsberg's 'Howl' to Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road', alongside lesser-known books and a wide variety of anthologies and journals featuring such key voices as Gregory Corso, William Burroughs and Brion Gysin, among others. It lovingly collects Evergreen paperbacks, Two Cities editions, the bright red Pocket Poets volumes, and even a mass-market Signet paperback entitled 'Beat Beat Beat: A Hip Collection of Cool Cartoons About Life and Love Among the Beatniks.'
69 Eliot, T. S. Notes Towards the Defination of Culture New York Harcourt, Brace 1949 CB19 .E48 Cloth with dustjacket. First American Edition. This copy Ex Libris: Arthur & Rosemary Mizener. There is a circulating copy in the main library stacks. Critical treatise by T.S. Eliot, originally appearing as a series of articles in New English Weekly in 1943 and published in book form in 1948. In the Notes, Eliot presents culture as an organic, shared system of beliefs that cannot be planned or artificially induced. Its chief means of transmission, he holds, is the family. The book has been viewed as a critique of postwar Europe and a defense of conservatism and Christianity.
70 Kostelanetz, Richard (editor) The New American Arts: Theatre, Fiction, Painting, Poetry, Dance, Cinema, Music New York Horizon Press 1965 PN 1582 .U6 R6 Cloth with dustjacket. "Distinguished young critics explore the meaning and trends of the Arts now. With contributions from Jonathan Cott, Eric Salzman, Jill Johnston & others.
71 Gruen, John The Party's Over Now: Reminiscences of the Fifties--New York's Artists, Writers, Musicians? New York Viking Press 1972 NX 511 .N4 G7 Cloth with dustjacket. Gruen was an active participant on the fifties scene, going everywhere, doing everything, meeting everyone connected with a museum, a gallery, a concert, a play, a loft party, that mattered. For this book, Gruen invited serveral of the period's foremost figures to reconstruct the days when together they dazzled and defied New York. This book paints a remarkable self-portrait of the New York scene at its most astonishing, and of a very special phase in 20th century American culture. Illustrated with rare candid photographs.
72 Allen, Donald Merriam The New Writing in the USA Harmondsworth Penguin 1967 PS 536.2 .A4 Paperbound. Robert Creeley, joint compiler.Over thirty contributors including Zukofsky, Burroughs, Ferlinghetti, Kerouac, Levertov, Ginsberg, Corso, Snyder, and others.
73 Russell, Charles The Avant-Garde Today: An International Anthology Urbana University of Illinois Press 1981 PN 6014 .A9 copy 2 Paperbound. Representing some of the most provocative and innovative writing now being done in Europe, the Americas, and Japan. Russell's anthology brings together recent experimental works by Alain Arias-Mission, Raymond Federman, Helmut Heissenbuttel, Ernst Jandl, Clarence Major, Maurice Roche, Sero Sarduy, Phillipe Sellers, the Visual Poetry movement, and more than a dozen other writers.
74 Kherdian, David Six Poets of the San Francisco Renaissance: Portraits and Checklists Fresno Giligia Press 1967 PS 325 .K45 Copy 2 Cloth with dustjacket. The six poets are: Ferlinghetti, Snyder, Whalen, Meltzer, McClure, and Antoninus. With an introduction by William Saroyan.
75 Ford, Charles Henri (editor) View: Parade of the Avant-Garde: an Anthology of View Magazine (1940-1947) New York Thunder's Mouth Press 1991 NX 456 .V49 Copy 2 Cloth in dustjacket. This copy inscribed to Paul Cummings by the editor. Before the Beat Generation of the 1950s, there was the Surrealist movement of the 1940s. View magazine was its premiere forum in America.