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Title:Airplane Dreams : Compositions from Journals
Price:GBP£20.00 (about USD$27.30)
Category:Poetry
Item ID:B009-4625
Quantity:1
Publisher:House of Anansi/City Lights Books, San Francisco, USA, 1969
Edition:First
Binding:Softcover
Condition:Very Good
House of Anansi/City Lights Books, 1969, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First

First American Edition; 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. This is the first USA edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 38 pages. no Dust Jacket as published.. Blue titles spine. some browning to edges of covers, contents clean. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Poetry; Beat Poets; Beat Generation; American Poetry; United States; 1960s; New Age & Alternative. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4625.
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