New in our Collectible catalogue:
Lawrence Ferlinghetti – Northwest Ecolog (first printing, 1978)
Although associated with the Beat Generation, Ferlinghetti did not think of himself as a Beat poet, rather as a San Francisco Renaisssance poet and philosophical anarchist, like his friend and example Kenneth Rexroth. Besides being a poet and publisher, Ferlinghetti was a painter and much of his poetry evokes colourful images of everyday urban America as well as its natural scenery. His Northwest Ecolog combines, as the blurb of this 1978 City Lights edition puts it, “Brief prose flashes and poems of trips ‘up the Coast’ last year, including a Green Peace Voyage, wild river musings, bucolic eclogues and ecological soundings. With Sumi brush drawings by the author.” The condition of this first printing copy is fine with only the slightest discolouring of the cover.