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Angels, anarchists and gods: Felver, Christopher, Robert Creely, Douglas Brinkley, Gregory Corso

Angels, anarchists and gods

Felver, Christopher, Robert Creely, Douglas Brinkley, Gregory Corso

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ISBN 10: 0807120855 / ISBN 13: 9780807120859
Published by Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 1996
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xiii+208p., 10.5x13.5 inches, foreword, introduction, b&w photographs, poem, index, very good first edition in cloth-backed laminated pictorial boards and lightly-worn matching dj. Portraiture of America's radical artists, writers, musicians etc. A celebrity celebration in which most all the faces are interesting; Abbie Hoffman on the cover. Bookseller Inventory # 113179

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Title: Angels, anarchists and gods

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Photographs from the 1960s and 1970s depict revolutionaries, writers, nonconformists, and other notables from Abbie Hoffman and Allen Ginsberg to Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter

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Felver started hanging around with the avant-garde in the '60s. Becoming a photographer, he started taking pictures of his outrefriends in the '70s, as they began metamorphosing into the old guard. Now 50, he has amassed a superb portrait gallery that he shares in a big, handsome book. Yes, that hairy-faced fellow on the cover, apparently obeying the instruction--"HOWL" --on his shirt, is Abbie Hoffman. Inside are eight separate images of the author of the poem "Howl" --Allen Ginsberg--showing him all by himself, with other Beat bards, teaching at Naropa, and even in surrogate form in a dual "portrait" of his painted likeness by Elaine de Kooning and Jack Kerouac's paint box. These rich monochrome portraits are marvelously open, friendly, even funny (Charles Bukowski bowing before a cooler o' beer), but what are Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter doing here? (Looking good, looking good.) If you want to know what being creative looks like, look long at these pages. Ray Olson

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