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  • THE BOOK OF MARTYRDOM AND ARTIFICE: First Journals and Poems, 1937-1952 by Ginsberg, Allen (1926-1997); Juanita Liebermann-Plimpton and Bill Morgan, editors.
    Ginsberg, Allen (1926-1997); Juanita Liebermann-Plimpton and Bill Morgan, editors.
    THE BOOK OF MARTYRDOM AND ARTIFICE: First Journals and Poems, 1937-1952

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Da Capo Press / Perseus Books Group, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Edited by Juanita Liebermann-Plimpton and Bill Morgan, these journals "cover the most important and formative years of [his] life. During this time. . . he met Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, both of whom would become lifelong friends and significant literary figures in their own right. Ginsberg's journals--so candid he insisted they be published only after his death--also document his complex relationships with other figures of Beat lore as Carl Solomon, Lucien Carr, and Herbert Huncke... He reveals a growing self-awareness about himself, his sexuality and his identity as a poet." Illustrated with black and whte photographs from Ginsberg's private archive. An appendix of over 100 of Ginsberg's earliest poems, includes over 50 previously unpublished. Index. xviii, 523 pp. ISBN: 0-306-814625.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 55343
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  • Hernandez, Tim Z.
    MANANA MEANS HEAVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel by this award-winning poet based on the life of Bea Franco, the real woman behind famed American author Jack Kerouacs The Mexican Girl, and set in California in the 1940s, in the agricultural heartland of the Great Central Valley, When Kerouac and Franco meet, Bea is a migrant farmworker with two children and a failing marriage, living with poverty, violence, and the looming threat of deportation, while the college boy yearns to one day make a name for himself in the writing world. A book which combines fact and fiction, inspired by Francos love letters to Kerouac and Hernandezs interviews with Franco, now in her…

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    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel by this award-winning poet based on the life of Bea Franco, the real woman behind famed American author Jack Kerouacs The Mexican Girl, and set in California in the 1940s, in the agricultural heartland of the Great Central Valley, When Kerouac and Franco meet, Bea is a migrant farmworker with two children and a failing marriage, living with poverty, violence, and the looming threat of deportation, while the college boy yearns to one day make a name for himself in the writing world. A book which combines fact and fiction, inspired by Francos love letters to Kerouac and Hernandezs interviews with Franco, now in her nineties. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2014. Photographs. Includes an afterword "Finding Bea Franco." A title in the Camino del Sol series. 229 pp. ISBN: 978-0816530359.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 79363
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  • Krim, Seymour (edited by Peggy Brooks).
    WHAT'S THIS CAT'S STORY? The Best of Seymour Krim.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Paragon House, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Posthumous collection of writings which become, in effect, an unofficial history of the rise of the counterculture in New York city. Included is an essay on the Kerouac legacy, another on the influence of the New Yorker magazine, an unpublished excerpt from his prose poem 'Chaos' and more. Foreword by James Walcott. Index, 194 pages. ISBN: 1557784701.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket (a tight copy with some shelfwear to the edges, fading and some soiling to the dj.)

    Book ID: 16031
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