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Penguin Modern Poets 13: Charles Bukowski; Philip Lamantia; Harold Norse

By: Bukowski, Charles; Lamantia, Philip; Norse, Harold

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1970

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2263352

ISBN: 0140421114

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Pages toned. 1970 Mass Market Paperback. 176 pp. A collection of poetry featuring the work of Charles Bukowski (a leading figure in 'dirty realism' and transgressive fiction, who collaborated with the famous cartoonist R. Crumb), Philip Lamantia (whose style blends the erotic and the surreal), and Harold Norse (an expatriate artist of the Beat Generation). View more info

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The Soft Machine

By: Burroughs, William S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grove Press, Inc., New York: 1967

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2015749

Condition: Good


First paperback printing. Lightly rubbed, toned, single faint spine crease. 1967 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 182 pp. In Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs revealed his genius. In The Soft Machine he begins an adventure that will take us even further into the dark recesses of his imagination, a region where nothing is sacred, nothing taboo. Continuing his ferocious verbal assault on hatred, hype, poverty, war, bureaucracy, and addic... View more info

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Queer

By: Burroughs, William S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Viking: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199097

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top page ridge foxed, edges faded, sticker on front endpaper, jacket lightly toned with two light creases to front flap. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxiii, 134 pp. 8vo. For more than three decades, while its writer's world fame increased, Queer remained unpublished because of its forthright depiction of homosexual longings. Set in the corrupt and spectral Mexico City of the forties, Queer is the story of William Lee,... View more info

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Tarantula

By: Dylan, Bob

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harper: 2005

Seller ID: 2269130

ISBN: 0007215045

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2005 Trade Paperback. xiv, 137 pp. Music legend Bob Dylan's only work of fiction—a combination of stream of consciousness prose, lyrics, and poetry that gives fans insight into one of the most influential singer-songwriters of our time. Written in 1966, Tarantula is a collection of poems and prose that evokes the turbulence of the times in which it was written, and gives a unique insight into Dylan's creative evolution. It captures Bob Dylan's pr... View more info

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Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me

By: Farina, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dell: 1967

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2262846

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printing, with 17-line Thomas Pynchon blurb on first page. Wrappers toned, single spine crease, pencil name inside front wrapper. 1967 Mass Market Paperback. 269, [3] pp. Endorsed by Thomas Pynchon. From mescaline trips to campus riots, from sacrilegious rites to the New Left, from amorous conquest to amorous conquest -- Gnossos Pappadopoulis makes them all. He's a shaggy-haired, pot-puffing product of the Great Society, an amoral collegiate hipster who l... View more info

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A Coney Island of the Mind: Poems (New Directions Paperbook No. 74)

By: Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New Directions: 1958

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2207356

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed with multiple light creases, light stain to bottom edges of pages, ink name to half-title page. 1958 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 93 pp. A Coney Island of the Mind is a collection of poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti originally published in 1958. It contains some of Ferlinghetti's most famous poems, such as I am Waiting, and Junkman's Obbligato, which were created for jazz accompaniment. There are approximately a million co... View more info

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The Secret Meaning of Things (New Directions Book)

By: Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New Directions: 1968

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2207357

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printing. Wrappers faintly toned. 1968 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 48 pp. The Secret Meaning of Things has all the elements of his earlier poetry: lyrical intensity, wit, social concern, satirical bite, and above all a classical claritas. But it goes much further: there is a deepening of vision and a darker understanding of our clay condition. The six long poems in The Secret Meaning of Things show a progressive conti... View more info

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Kaddish and Other Poems, 1958-1960 (The Pocket Poets Series, Number Fourteen [14])

By: Ginsberg, Allen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: City Lights Books: 1969

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2263351

Condition: Very Good


10th printing. Wrappers toned. 1969 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 100 pp. Original wrappers. $1.50 publisher price. Includes list of City Lights books inside rear wrapper. From Ginsberg's statement on the rear wrapper: In the midst of the broken consciousness of mid-twentieth century suffering anguish of separation from my own body and its natural infinity of feeling its own self one with all self, I instinctively seeking to reconstitute ... View more info

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Empty Mirror: Early Poems

By: Ginsberg, Allen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Totem / Corinth: 1970

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2263737

Condition: Near Fine


Edges lightly rubbed, ink name stamp inside wrappers, tiny ink number on spine base. 1970 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. vii, [8]-62, [2] pp. Printed on laid paper. A collection of early verse by the Beat Generation poet and close friend of Jack Kerouac, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and other influential authors of the time. This edition includes the introduction by William Carlos Williams that appeared in the original edition, and also features... View more info

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Kaddish and Other Poems, 1958-1960 (The Pocket Poets Series, Number Fourteen [14])

By: Ginsberg, Allen

Price: $5.00

Publisher: City Lights Books: 1969

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2271656

ISBN: 0872860191

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. A bit smoky, ink name on title page. 1969 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 100 pp. Original wrappers. $1.50 publisher price. Includes list of City Lights books inside rear wrapper. From Ginsberg's statement on the rear wrapper: In the midst of the broken consciousness of mid-twentieth century suffering anguish of separation from my own body and its natural infinity of feeling its own self one with all self, I instinctively seeking t... View more info

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Howl and Other Poems (City Lights Pocket Poets Series, Book 4)

By: Ginsberg, Allen; Williams, William Carlos (Introduction)

Price: $12.95

Publisher: City Lights Books: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2263263

ISBN: 0872863107

Condition: Fine


Reprint. Brand new from publisher. 2001 Hard Cover. 58 pp. 6 1/2 x 5 1/8. Fortieth anniversary edition. Part of the City Lights Pocket Poets series. Howl and Other Poems is a collection of poetry by Allen Ginsberg published November 1, 1956. It contains Ginsberg's most famous poem, Howl, which is considered to be one of the principal works of the Beat Generation as well as A Supermarket in California, Transcription of Organ Music, Sunflower Sutra, America, In the Baggage... View more info

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The Moderns: An Anthology of New Writing in America

By: Jones, LeRoi; Eastlake, William; Kerouac, Jack; Creeley, Robert; Metcalf, Robert; Rechy, John; Burroughs, William S.; Jones, LeRoi; Dawson, Fielding; Woolf, Douglas; Selby, Hubert; Rumaker, Michael; Dorn, Edward; Di Prima, Diane; Edson, Russell

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Corinth Books, Inc. / The Citadel Press: 1963

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2263739

Condition: Good


First printing. Spine creased, wrappers lightly toned, ink gift note on half-title page. 1963 Trade Paperback. xvi, [17]-351, [1] pp. Sewn binding, printed wrappers. A collection of American poetry edited by LeRoi Jones, with contributions by Jack Kerouac, Robert Creeley, William S. Burroughs, Hubert Selby, Jr., Edward Dorn, Diane Di Prima, etc. View more info

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Demon Box

By: Kesey, Ken

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1987

Edition: 3rd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197601

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Inscribed & signed by Ken Kesey in pink inside front wrapper. 1987 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 384 pp. In this collection of short stories, Ken Kesey challenges public and private demons with a wrestler's brave and deceptive embrace, making it clear that the energy of madness must live on. View more info

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Movie Tie-In Edition)

By: Kesey, Ken

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Signet Book: 1962

Seller ID: 2277394

ISBN: 0451163966

Condition: Very Good


Spine faintly creased, a few faint creases to front wrapper, sticker on rear wrapper. 1962 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 272 pp. Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is the seminal novel of the 1960s that has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and R... View more info

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: 40th Anniversary Edition

By: Kesey, Ken; Faggen, Robert

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Viking: 2002

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2202587

ISBN: 0670030589

Condition: Near Fine


First edition thus. 2002 Hard Cover. xxiv, 281 pp. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4. 40th anniversary edition, with new illustrations and introduction by Ken Kesey. Inspiration for the motion picture starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher, with an appearance by Danny Devito. View more info

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Jack's Book: An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac

By: Lee, Lawrence; Gifford, Barry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1979

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2201178

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printing. Spine lightly creased. 1979 Trade Paperback. 339 pp. Collection of interviews and essays about the enigmatic poet and writer. View more info

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David's Copy: The Selected Poems of David Meltzer

By: Meltzer, David; Rothenberg, Jerome

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Penguin Poets: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2133105

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Minimal wear to edges. 2005 Trade Paperback. xxi, 263. [1] pp. One of the most respected poets of the Beat and San Francisco Renaissance periods, David Meltzer has kept alive interest in the interface between jazz and poetry that exploded in the 1950s. This new edition of selected poems includes previously unpublished material and serves as a map to this very prolific and interesting poet. View more info

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I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg

By: Morgan, Bill

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Viking: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271657

ISBN: 0670037966

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky. 2006 Hard Cover. xv, [3], 702 pp. In the first biography of Ginsberg since his death in 1997 and the only one to cover the entire span of his life, Ginsberg's archivist Bill Morgan draws on his deep knowledge of Ginsberg's largely unpublished private journals to give readers an unparalleled and finely detailed portrait of one of America's most famous poets. Morgan sheds new light on some of the pivotal aspects of Ginsberg's life, including the... View more info

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Beyond the Mountains

By: Rexroth, Kenneth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: City Lights Books: 1951

Seller ID: 2263750

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printing. Wrappers a bit rubbed and lightly toned, front corner lightly creased, ink number on spine base. 1951 Trade Paperback. 190, [2] pp. A collection of four plays by the leading figure of the San Francisco Renaissance, known for his translations of poetry, and referred to as the Father of the Beats (though he didn't like the name). Includes: Author's Note; Phaedra; Iphigenia; Hermaios; Berenike. View more info

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The Magellanic Clouds

By: Wakoski, Diane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Black Sparrow Press: 1971

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2263755

Condition: Near Fine


3rd printing. Small ink number on spine base. 1971 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 150, [12] pp. A collection of verse by the poet associated with the deep image and confessional schools, as well as the Beat Generation. Her selected poems, Emerald Ice, won the William Carlos Williams Prize from the Poetry Society of America in 1989. She is best known for a series of poems collectively known as The Motorcycle Betrayal Poems. View more info

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Smudging

By: Wakoski, Diane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Black Sparrow Press: 1972

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2263756

ISBN: 0876851308

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. Pencil name on front flyleaf, small ink number on spine base. 1972 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 153, [5] pp. A collection of verse by the poet associated with the deep image and confessional schools, as well as the Beat Generation. Her selected poems, Emerald Ice, won the William Carlos Williams Prize from the Poetry Society of America in 1989. She is best known for a series of poems collectively known as The Mo... View more info

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Greed Parts 5-7

By: Wakoski, Diane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Black Sparrow Press: 1971

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2263762

ISBN: 0876850948

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, one of 1000 copies. Ink name stamp inside. 1971 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 46, [8] pp. A collection of verse by the poet associated with the deep image and confessional schools, as well as the Beat Generation. Her selected poems, Emerald Ice, won the William Carlos Williams Prize from the Poetry Society of America in 1989. She is best known for a series of poems collectively known as The Motorcycle Betrayal Poems. View more info