First Edition, so stated. Very Near Fine in Fine DJ: The Book shows barely discernible foxing just starting at the top edge; the binding is square and remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. The DJ is flawless; the price has not been clipped; mylar-protected. Overall, Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Folio. Unpaginated. Afterward by James Laughlin. Hardback with DJ. Opening this book to any of the three dozen prints it contains is like suddenly remembering what it was like to be a kid sitting in a tree, dangling your legs, and singing any old song you felt like singing irreverently. Patchen's colorful figures and backgrounds and words remind me of Kandinsky and Klee and maybe even of the boy William Carlos Williams must have been. This is art that makes me smile and gently reminds me to pick my battles, tell the truth, and, while there's still time, gaze long and selfishly and irresponsibly at the night sky. Kenneth Patchen is a passionately unique, uniquely passionate poet -- and that's never been shown to better advantage than in this volume of his poem-paintings, rich with vibrant colors & insightful, whimsical, prophetic words. The afterward by publisher James Laughlin rightfully compares Patchen's work here to William Blake's illuminated books, which also intertwine art & poetry. Both men are moved by transcendant vision, both are outraged by cruelty & injustice, both strive for something better than the mundane drabness of so much everyday life. Kenneth Patchen was always very much his own man, influenced by many sources, but belonging to no school or group other than his own -- or from another angle, belonging to the human race. All his work is well worth seeking out! Patchen's classic "one liners" are right on the dot. They are delivered by fanciful, fantastic creatures, beasties and birdies and spirits. The generalized adjective for a poet is "poor". Yes, Kenneth was sick and poor, but ,oh so rich in his poetry output. He was the town crier of a generation for the underdog, uncomfortable for the conservative. " Peace or Perish". He was born in 1911 in Niles, Ohio and graduated in 1928 with honors from Harding High School in Warren,Ohio. He died in 1972 in Palo Alto.,CA. Over 30 of his books were published, and many translated in various languages. As Kenneth stated : "Now when I get back there, I expect to find all of you marching through the streets with great bunches of wild flowers in your arms:". you bet, we shall just do that. Never giving up, he created these painted poems while seriously ill for 13 years confined to his bed. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : What Shall We Do Without Us; The Voice and ...
Éditeur : Sierra Club Books: Yolla Bolly Press
Date d'édition : 1984
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : First Edition, so stated.
Description du livre Sierra Club Books, U.S.A., 1984. Hard Cover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. First Edition. No pagination. Illustrated Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall. N° de réf. du libraire 161982447-11
Description du livre Sierra Club Books, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1984. 1Hardback Ed. Used Gently Read. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. Some Edge Wear. The legacy of Kenneth Patchen- painter, poet-novelist, pacifist, visionary. Vividly colored, surrealistic, vibranting with un-ashamed emotion, humorous, and outrageous- the picture poems of Kenneth Patchen are the unique creation of one of the twentieth century's most inventive writers and artists. Here is the first major full-color collection of patchen's paintings, which unite his energetic poetry with a brillant tapestry of form and color. N° de réf. du libraire AL076
Description du livre Sierra Club Books 1984, 1984. Oversized Hardback. Book, 24 pp Very good condition. Very good dust jacket. ISBN: 0871568438. N° de réf. du libraire J1132720
Description du livre Sierra Club Books 1984-09-12, 1984. Hardcover. État : good. 1st. 0871568438. N° de réf. du libraire 559373
Description du livre Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., 1984. Oversize Hardback. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Good. First Edition. Red cloth boards with gilt cat creature. Yellowing tape on three tears on somewhat worn dust jacket. Previous owner's name in pencil on front endpaper. Unpaginated. Size: XL. N° de réf. du libraire 119875
Description du livre Sierra Club Books, San Francisco U.s.a., 1984. Hardcover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. First Edition. Some Edge Wear. Hardcover book with dust jacket in good condition. Has no markings, N° de réf. du libraire AR0001
Description du livre San Francisco, California, U.S.A.:Sierra Club Books/Yolla Bolly Press, 1984. Hardcover. État : As New. Etat de la jaquette : As New. 1st Edition.... A fine, as new copy in a like, mylar protected DJ. Stated 1st edition. A larger book requiring additional postage for priority and international orders. 4to., Unpaginated (~106 pages). Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng Language: eng. N° de réf. du libraire 23317
Description du livre Sierra Club Books, 1984. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. N° de réf. du libraire 12906848
Description du livre Sierra Club Books / Yolly Bolly Press, San Francisco, 1984. Cloth. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. author (illustrateur). First Edition stated. James Laughlin pub (afterword). unpaginated. 1st prtg, no others listed on copyright pg. red cloth boards, gilt imprinted motif to front, unclipped Patchen color illus white dj, all exc unread cond. author created orig picture poems in various media. Size: 9"-12". N° de réf. du libraire RB3588
Description du livre Sierra Club Books, 1984. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. 1st Edition. Fine in jacket. First US edition, first printing. Patchen's picture poems. N° de réf. du libraire 420