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WALDMAN, Anne.
Giant Night.
New York: Corinth Books, 1970. New York: Corinth Books,, 1970. Octavo. Original illustrated wrappers, letters to spine purple, letters to front cover white. Cover illustration by Joan Wilentz. A very good copy in fresh condition, spine lightly toned but firm, covers a little sunned with small ink mark to lower front wrapper, contents clean and bright. First trade edition, first printing, number 1052 of 2000 copies, inscribed by Waldman to Jim Carroll on the front free endpaper: "Don't be bound + gagged before you're 20 p. 63 Love to you Jim Anne 12/70" and additionally annotated in blue felt pen by Carroll: "no! no! Not that!". In addition to the inscription, Waldman has annotated part of the poem "Dear Miss Waldman" on p. 23, adding an asterisk above the line "could it be the little pill a certain poet speaks of?" with "Jim Carroll" on the lower margin. Anne Waldman (1945-) is an American writer, experimental poet, and lecturer who has been connected with the Beat poets, in particular Allen Ginisberg, who once referred to Waldman as his spiritual wife. Jim Carroll (1949-2009) was a poet, musician, and long time friend of Waldman's, best known for his memoir The Basketball Diaries published in 1978. Waldman and Carroll were instrumental in establishing the Poetry Project at St Mark's Church in New York, which has continued to be an important venue for new and experimental poetry since its conception in 1966. Artistic Directors and poets connected with the project include William S. Burroughs, Bernadette Mayer, Allen Ginisberg, Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe. The pr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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