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Book Description

Originally published in Toronto, Canada by the Vietnam War-refugee House of Anansi (this edition of 5,000 copies was sent to the USA but seized & confiscated by customs & never recovered, possibly engendered by the entry piece in "Airplane Dreams," "The History of the Jewish Socialist Party in America" or the usual explicit homosexuality to be found in Ginsberg's most personal works.). This is the 1st US edition & is a compilation of journal excerpts written by Allen Ginsberg & described by him in a note preceding them as "...compositions from Journals kept decades 1948-1968, a few solid fragments typed up published out of context, not exactly poems, nor not poems: journal notations put together conveniently, a mental turn-on printed across the border by long hair youthful exiles disunited from these States by the war of sighs and spears.". Contents include: 'History of the Jewish Socialist Party in America'; 'Understand That This Is A Dream'; 'New York To San Fran'; & 'Consulting I Ching Smoking Pot Listening To The Fugs Sing Blake'. Includes list of City Light Books at rear.
Dealer Notes
First American Edition; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; blue titles spine; some browning to edges of covers, contents clean.
Author Ginsberg, Allen
Date 1969
Binding Softcover
Publisher House of Anansi/City Lights Books, San Francisco, USA
Condition Very Good Condition (No Dust Jacket as published)
Pages 38

Price: £20.00

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