Scarce reprint edition of the first novel of the Beat Generation.
Near fine in near fine jacket.
"And besides, I could make a living with chickens or something. Books don't pay off anyway, even if they get published..."
Originally published in 1952 and generally considered to be the first published Beat novel, Holmes's self-confessed roman à clef follows a cast of barely fictionalized characters modeled on Kerouac, Ginsberg, Cassady, and other young, drunk, and conflicted artistic personalities in the same circles. With a new introduction by the author.
Mamaroneck, NY: Paul P. Appel, 1977. 8.25'' x 5.5''. Original red cloth. In original unclipped ($10.00) dust jacket.
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