Alf Evers, Life of an American Genius. Ed Sanders. Meads Mountain Press. 2021.

Alf Evers, Life of an American Genius.

Meads Mountain Press, 2021. Item #2694

Unbound book in 271 pp., housed in a rigid set-up box with title page pasted on lid. With black and white photographs and illustrations and two color-printed title sheets, printed in Woodstock, New York.

Evers (1905–2004) was a historian, known for his work on the Catskills, Woodstock, and Kingston. In the "Preface," Sanders notes that he was a typist and research assistant for Evers' final project, a history of Kingston. Together, they joked about their secretarial arrangement: Evers was James Joyce and Sanders was Samuel Beckett.

Sanders cites Evers as a collaborator and influence, struck by methods that included close attention to the role of individuals in history and ample use of 3 x 5 in. index cards. Evers is part of Sanders' other biographical projects of important mentors, including Anton Chekhov, Allen Ginsberg, and Charles Olson.

This is from a limited edition of 25 copies, numbered and signed by the author.

Price: $100.00

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