Lot 797: City Lights - Beat Poets


2015-06-29 14:44:05


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Lot 797: City Lights - Beat Poets. Selections from "The Incredible Poetry Reading" at Nourse Auditorium, San Francisco, 8 June 1968, a BASF 7" reel-to-reel half inch tape of approx. 46 minutes 35 seconds duration, the tape selection introduced by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and comprising 1) Allen Ginsberg chanting, 2) San Francisco Mime Troupe Guerrilla Marching Band - rendition of national anthem, 3) Dave Haslewood, M.C., poetry readings by: 4) Lew Welch (begins 'I want the whole thing'), 5) Philip Whalen (begins 'Two ancient tiny ladies... '), 6) Michael McClure (begins 'I am the silhouette that moves in black'), 7) David Meltzer (begins 'Tish above 1952'), 8) Lawrence Ferlinghetti reciting 'Assassination Raga' with Indian raga music accompaniment, 9) John Wieners (begins 'Should I wear a shadowed eye'), 10) Allen Ginsberg 'Reading chronologically Poems in the Last Twelve Months' and beginning with 'Wales visitation written first draft with k Dominic Winter's Children’s & Illustrated Books Auction June 2015 Thursday, 11th June 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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