||Lyric and Dramatic Poetry, 1946-82
||University Press of Virginia
||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.
||Bowles, Jerry et al (ed.)
||This Book is a Movie: An Exhibition of Language Art & Visual Poetry
|| Dell Publishing Co. A Delta Original
|| NX 600 .C6 T5
|| Paperbound. From the Introduction:
||Hanna, Charles Shahoud (ed.)
||The Doctor Generosity Poets, New York City: New American Poetry into the 80s
|| Damascus Road Press
|| PS 613 .D38 v.2, no.5
|| BEAT MAGAZINE: Trade Paper, bound in photo-illustrated black & white wrappers. Cover photo by Martin Steingesser.
||He Dreams What Is Going On Inside His Head: Ten Years of Writing by Jonathan Cott
||Straight Arrow Books
||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.
||Ford, Charles Henri & Tyler, P
||The Young and the Evil
||Sea Horse Press / Gay Presses of New York
||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.
||No Big Deal
||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.
||Williams, William Carlos
||The Farmers' Daughters; The Collected Stories of William Carlos Williams
||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.
||Plimpton, George (ed.)
||Writers at Work: the Paris Review Interviews, Fifth Series
||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.
||Free Spirits: Annals of the Insurgent Imagination
||City Lights Books
||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.
||Auster, Paul (editor)
||The Random House Book of Twentieth-Century French Poetry
||PQ 1170 .E6 R36
||Cloth with dustjacket. Dual-Language Edition; with translations by American and British Poets.
||Messerli, Douglas (ed.)
||50: A Celebration of Sun and Moon Classics
||Sun & Moon Press
||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.
||Allen, Donald Merriam (ed.)
||The Poetics of the New American Poetry
||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".
||Bukowski, Charles (editor)
||Anthology of L.A. Poets
|| Laugh Literary/Red Hill Press
|| PS 572 .L6 B8
|| Paperbound, trade edition. First Edition. 8vo - over 7ï¿½
||Plimpton, George (editor)
||Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, Seventh Series
||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.
||The House of Real Love
||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.
||Leaves of Grass with Autobiography
||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.
||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. "
||The Beat Bible: 2 Books in 1
||Photology / Associazione Fondo Giov-Anna Piras
||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.'
||Eliot, T. S.
||Notes Towards the Defination of Culture
||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.
||Kostelanetz, Richard (editor)
||The New American Arts: Theatre, Fiction, Painting, Poetry, Dance, Cinema, Music
||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.
||The Party's Over Now: Reminiscences of the Fifties--New York's Artists, Writers, Musicians?
||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.
||Allen, Donald Merriam
||The New Writing in the USA
||PS 536.2 .A4
||Paperbound. Robert Creeley, joint compiler.Over thirty contributors including Zukofsky, Burroughs, Ferlinghetti, Kerouac, Levertov, Ginsberg, Corso, Snyder, and others.
||The Avant-Garde Today: An International Anthology
||University of Illinois Press
||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.
||Six Poets of the San Francisco Renaissance: Portraits and Checklists
||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.
||Ford, Charles Henri (editor)
||View: Parade of the Avant-Garde: an Anthology of View Magazine (1940-1947)
||Thunder's Mouth Press
||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.