Kenneth Patchen, San Francisco, City Lights, 1958.  2nd. printing, 235 pages.


Back cover blurb:

CAN YOU IMAGINE why a pornographer would be shy?...Are you satisfied with the state of (a) World Society (b) your soul (c) American writing?...
Which do you think is more 'important' - a great poem, or a victory in a war?...Do you think 'satire by halllucinaton' is a good description of Patchen's literary method?...Do you agree that many 'normal' people are really spiritual cripples?...Do you know how angels learn to fly?...What would you feed a green deer?...Do you think profound social message can be conveyed by a book that is comic in character?...Have you ever read a nightmare? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be really alive?...Thirteen years ago these questions appeared on the dust cover of the original New Directions edition of this most popular of Patchen's prose works. Have your answers changed?

KENNETH PATCHEN was born in the Middle West, the son of a steel mill worker. Today Kenneth Patchen, in his own words, "Homes near the Pacific with his wife, two hat-black cats, several books-in-the-writing, and - 'a view from the window of some trees, the missing part of an unbuilt portico that's not as yet entirely beautiful under flame roses, but is nearly so; when the day comes, or the night...'"

Condition: Fair. Some tape yellowing to cover corners.


Dimensions: 6 1/2" x 4 1/2".

  • 1 Units in Stock

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