Explicit sleaze putting on sophisticated airs, dedicated "To all the frantic hipster moths, / Burning themselves out in the flame of experience; / Fluttering, singed, for a brief day, / Then, wings shrivelled, falling sadly to earth."
First edition, association copy, with an extraordinary inscription and drawing from Bukowski at a pivotal moment in his career to Hal Norse, perennial literary scenester and author of the classic cut-up novel BEAT HOTEL.
Catalogue of an exhibition held at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, 1996, presented jointly by the Track 16 Gallery and the Robert Berman Gallery. Texts by Timothy Leary and Benjamin Weissman, catalogue design by Marika van Adelsberg.
First US edition, first printing of the Beat masterpiece, also containing the first book appearances of Burroughs's "Deposition: Testimony concerning a Sickness," and "Letter from a Master Addict to Dangerous Drugs."