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Author: Kerouac, Jack
Title: Belief and Technique for Modern Prose
Place Published: [San Francisco]
Publisher:[Leaves of Grass/Cloud House]
Date Published: [n.d. c.1960]

[8 pp.] Title and last page illustrated. (16mo) 14.5x11 cm (5¾x4x¼") saddle stitched illustrated card covers. Probable first separate edition.

The text originally appeared in the Spring 1959 issue of Evergreen Review. Calligraphic text and design to all pages with the exception of Kerouac's list of 30 essentials which is typed. The publisher is printed as Leaves of Grass / Cloud House / 3253 16th Street / San Francisco / CA 94103 on the final page. The Cloud House was one of the more wide-ranging and intense literary venues of 60's and 70's San Francisco; a live-work space hosted by Kush, a New Yorker with a Whitmanesque mission to spread poetry, comradeship, and democracy.


Toning to wrappers and a bit of foxing; very good.

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Kerouac Belief and Technique for Modern Prose

Estimate $300 - $500Mar 23, 2017
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
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