Howl and Other Poems; Introduction by William Carlos Williams. Allen Ginsberg.
Howl and Other Poems; Introduction by William Carlos Williams

Howl and Other Poems; Introduction by William Carlos Williams

San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1956. Second Edition. 5" x 6.13" pp. 44, One of the foundational troika of Beat Literature along with "On The Road" and "Naked Lunch". This Poem has survived a First Amendment challenge in court paving the way for a new generation of artists. This Second Edition is even more rare than the First as more than two-thirds of the original printing was confiscated and destroyed by the customs agency. As with first edition printing, Dedication to Lucian Carr is missing and book printing is in grey-blue. A light water spot along the half inch closest to the spine on this original printed white band pasted to black cover, which is all that keeps this from being a very fine copy. Item #141

"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix," (p. 9).

Price: $2,500.00

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