Berkeley: Creative Arts Book Company, 1977. First Edition. SIGNED " Allen Ginsberg, 1984 Seattle", 5.75" x 8.5" pp. vi 1-227. Rarely found signed title, this diary of the correspondence between two of the founders of the Beat Generation, who shared letters, Ginsberg signing his "As Ever". Cardboard wrap in fine condition with small adhesive spot on lower front left and some sun fading on the spine, small bump at top of spine, however a very firm and barely ever opened copy with a previous bookseller notation in pencil on inside, else an immaculate copy. There was not only an intellectual and creative connection between these two, but Ginsberg harbored physical attraction for Neal which went urequited save for once upon a time. Collector's copy. Fine. Item #229
"I still have love longings and yet have not in my lifetime founded a relationship with anyone which is satisfactory and never will unless I change and grow somehow out of this egoistic greyness and squalor." - A. Ginsberg (p131).