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A Life of Kenneth Rexroth (1905 1982)
Hamalian, Linda,
ISBN: 0393029441
Norton, New York, 1991. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. A clean copy with no damage to describe, and with a matching dust wrapper. At the epicentre of the San Francisco literary life are more than 2 decades, Rexroth was friends with Robert Duncan and an inspiration to a generation of younger poets including Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder and Denise Levertov, and he extended hospitality to callous writers and put the weight of his influence behind many whose reputations would later outshine his. Paraphrasing the front fold over blurb Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 464 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Poetry; Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905-1982; Literary Criticsm; American; USA; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0393029441. ISBN/EAN: 9780393029444. Inventory No: 0267994. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0267994  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Literary Outlaw The life and times of William S. Burroughs
Morgan, Ted,
ISBN: 0712650407
Pimlico, London, 1992. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. Apart from browning of the page edges through age, and a small tear on the front end of the half title page measuring about 1/8 of an inch, there is no damage to describe. The author interviewed the subject exhaustively, over a period of four years, for more than 100 hours, and that the subject has an unusually retentive memory. He remembers, for instance, entire passages of Shakespeare which he learned in Mr Kittredge's course at Harvard and he also remembers his state of mind at a given moment in the past. Page IX Size: Trade Paperback. XII, 660 pages, illustrated with black-and-white. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997; Literary Criticsm; American; USA; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0712650407. ISBN/EAN: 9780712650403. Inventory No: 0268006. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0268006  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The continual pilgrimage: American writers in Paris, 1944-1960.
Sawyer-Laucanno, Christopher.,
ISBN: 0802113710
Grove Press, New York, 1992. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographs. First Edition. The original bookseller had protected the book with clear plastic used sticky tape, and unfortunately the sticky tape leaked leaving for faint marks, two on each end page. There is no other damage to describe. The book is illustrated with some black-and-white photographs, and has a selected bibliography of secondary sources & index. The colour illustrated dust wrapper shows no damage. Between 1944 and 1960 a second great wave of American writers took up residence in Paris, seeking leave artistically charged atmosphere so pervasive during the Jazz age. While much has been written about the lost generation between the walls, little attention has been paid to their postwar successes as a group. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XII, 348 pages. please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: books for Writers; Fiction & Literature; Literary Criticsm; American; France; 1950s; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0802113710. ISBN/EAN: 9780802113719. Inventory No: 0268019. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0268019  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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