Lot 687: Allen Ginsberg

RR Auction

2015-07-07 11:01:31

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Lot 687: ALS signed "Allen," one page on a 6.5 x 4.75 postcard depicting Bob Dylan on the Rolling Thunder Revue, October 4, 1980. Letter to Chuck Carroll featuring an original poem. In part: "Collected Early (& Collected Late) Complete W. C. W. is just fine—Boulder Summer / August midnite Full moon / we walk past silent store windows— / where a naked mannequin observes her finger nails. I'm going to Yugoslavia & Hungary, then Germany…When will we ever see each other again for what moonlit night? I'm still musing over Sappho's cadence. That's a study too!!! Greek meters!" In fine condition, with light creases and edgewear. In addition to the highlight of Ginsberg's short poem, the literary content in this letter spans the entire history of poetry—from the ancient Sappho to Ginsberg's modernist mentor, William Carlos Williams. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456 Wednesday, 15th July 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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