Engelse literatuur

Chandler Brossard. Who walk in darkness.
Chandler Brossard. Who walk in darkness.

1952 New York, New Directions Books, first edition, 192p. 21:14,5 cm. Hardcover with dust jacket in fine condition.

Early cult-novel about the hipster community in New York’s Greenwich Village. With signature of former owner on the title page.

Quote from the front flap:
“What is a ‘hipster’? The name derives from the jazz term ‘hip’ and denotes a person who possesses ‘superior awareness.’ The ‘hipster’ sees through the shams of conventional attitudes and morality; he patterns his life on a code of personal freedom which has something in common with that of the French Existentialist.

Because ‘hipsters’ are much too smart to work, they live by their wits in a kind of underground which lies half way between neurosis and violence.”

 200,00 In winkelmand
Stefan Themerson. Korzybski, my dog, and I.

Original typescript of an unpublished story (6p. with corrections in pencil) including a short letter to Belgian author and art critic Freddy de Vree. 7 March 1967.

With original photograph of Stefan Themerson posing in his London apartment leaning on a radio, in front of a large drawing of Franciszka Themerson. Late sixties. 16,5:21,5 cm.

 1.000,00 In winkelmand
Sinclair Beiles / William Burroughs / Gregory Corso / Brion Gysin. Minutes to go.

1960 Paris, Two Cities Editions, first edition, 63p. 21:13,5 cm.

Spine with small imperfections and discolouration. Provenance: collection Simon Vinkenoog.

Signed by Beiles, Burroughs and Corso and with two handwritten remarks by Burroughs: Under ‘Open Letter to Life Magazine’ (page 12) he wrote “by Sinclair Beiles”, and to his Cut-up text ‘Mao Tze’ (page 20) he added to the line ‘(fight fight talk talk… talk talk fight fight)’: “Fighting produces fighting./The response to talk/ is talk.”

 600,00 In winkelmand