Third printing of Kerouac's long poem in 242 stanzas.
Near fine in near fine jacket.
MEXICO CITY BLUES (242 CHORUSES)
"I'd rather die than be famous,<br />I want to go live in the desert"
The product of Kerouac's experiments with spontaneous prose and what Kenneth Rexroth unkindly characterized as his "dime-store incense burner" understanding of Buddhism, MEXICO CITY BLUES was better received in other quarters; not only by personal friends of the author like Ginsberg and Gary Snyder ("the greatest piece of religious poetry I've ever seen") but by not-yet-famous readers like the young Bob Dylan.
New York: Grove Press, Inc, (1959). 8'' x 5.25''. Original orange cloth. In original unclipped ($5.50) dust jacket. , 244 pages. Price sticker to front free endpaper. Light edgewear. Faint toning and soil to jacket panels.
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