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, 1984. État : VERY GOOD. Very Good Some wear on book from reading. N° de réf. du libraire 2648285066
Description du livre Sierra Club Books, 1984. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : very good. Very Good in Very Good unclipped dust jacket. Used with NO markings in text. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore. N° de réf. du libraire mon0000302618
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 throughout Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 161986726-05
Description du livre Sierra Club Books, 1984. Hardcover. État : Used: Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG0871568438
Description du livre État : VeryGood. The dust jacket shows one minor nick on the top/back, and gentle edge wear. Otherwise clean and undamaged. The pages are clean and unmarked. Near Like New condition. All items guaranteed, and a portion of each sale supports social programs in Los Angeles. Ships from CA. N° de réf. du libraire 2JR89H0007OT
Description du livre État : Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire 97808715684343.0
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, 1984. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. Deep red cloth boards, gilt embossed character on front cover and gilt titling on spine. Solid binding, minimal wear. Triangular damp stain at lower 3 inches of spine and on inner surface of DJ, not visible on outer surface. Clean unmarked pages. ; 12.25 X 9 X 0.50 inches; 24 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 6625
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. Tigh Clean Text. 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