First trade edition of the first hardcover edition. Fine in a fine dj. As well as the original draft facsimile, this editions features transcript & variant versions, fully annotated by author, with contemporaneous correspondence, account of first public reading, legal skirmishes, precursor texts & bibliography. (B). Bookseller Inventory #
First published in 1956, Allen Ginsberg's Howl is a prophetic masterpiece—an epic raging against dehumanizing society that overcame censorship trials and obscenity charges to become one of the most widely read poems of the century. This annotated version of Ginsberg's classic is the poet's own re-creation of the revolutionary work's composition process—as well as a treasure trove of anecdotes, an intimate look at the poet's writing techniques, and a veritable social history of the 1950s.
From the Back Cover: The prophetic poem that launched a generation when it was first published in 1956 is here presented in a commemorative 40th Anniversary Edition. When the book arrived from its British printers, it was seized almost immediately by U.S. Customs, and shortly thereafter the San Francisco police arrested its publisher and editor, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, together with the City Lights Bookstore manager, Shigeyoshi Murao. The two of them were charged with disseminating obscene literature, and the case went to trial in the Municipal Court of Judge Clayton Horn. A parade of distinguished literary and academic witnesses persuaded the judge that the title poem was indeed not obscene and that it had "redeeming social significance". Thus was Howl and Other Poems freed to become the single most influential poetic work of the post World War II era, with over 800,000 copies now in print.
Title: HOWL. ORIGINAL DRAFT FACSIMILE.
Publisher: HARPER & ROW.
Publication Date: 1986
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0060156287I3N00
Book Description Harper & Row, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0060156287
Book Description Harper & Row, New York, 1986. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Over 50 b/w Illustrations (including Photographs and facsimilies) (illustrator). First Edition. First edition. Very good copy in very good jacket. Complete reproduction of the manuscript (from all existing sources). Author's preface; editor's introductory note; includes 5 appendixes (including bibliography by Bill Morgan); index of names. xiv, 194 pages. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 00536657
Book Description Harper & Row, 1986. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0060156287-2-4
Book Description Harper & Row, New York, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Over 50 b/w Illustrations (including Photographs and facsimilies) (illustrator). First Edition. In blue jacket over brown cloth with gilt spine titling, 4to, xiv, 194 pages. Complete reproduction of the manuscript (from all existing sources). Author's preface; editor's introductory note; includes 5 appendixes (including bibliography by Bill Morgan); index of names. (minor light shelfwear to jacket extremities, gift inscription to free-front endpaper. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 0817043
Book Description HARPER & ROW. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Fiction and Poetry>Poetry>A to Z. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978006015628208. Seller Inventory # 01978006015628208
Book Description Harper & Row, New York, 1986. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Draft Facsimile. Original typescripts, along with revisions and later drafts of each section of the poem; they are reproduced in facsimile with facing-page transcriptions and notes. Following are the poet's meticulous annotations of each verse of the successive drafts of "Howl." Contemporaneous correspondence from the mid-1950s reveals the variety of responses to "Howl." 194 pages. Size: 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 ". Seller Inventory # 21277
Book Description Harper & Row January 1986, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # 190165
Book Description HarperCollins Canada, Limited, Scarborough, ON, Canada, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. VG/G, large playing-card-sized section missing from back section of dust jacket. No markings in the book whatsoever. Very clean. Seller Inventory # 5662
Book Description Harper & Row, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0060156287q