Joanne. Joanne Kyger. Angel Hair Books. [1970].


Angel Hair Books, [1970]. Item #827

Side-stapled wrappers. Colophon reads: “Joanne is a novel from the inside out.” This is from an edition of 300 copies. Joanne Kyger recalls, "Joanne was written while I spent some time with Lewis Warsh and Tom Clark in Bolinas within a flow of 1970s psychotropic and cannabis highs. Living the life of the 'novel approach' there was only time for writing a small daily entry—the part of the writer that stays alive while 'personality' seems to be more and more a dried-up appendage of 'identity' … The cover is brighter with a fall Polaroid fashion shoot by Bill Berkson, both of us barefoot in the street." (The Angel Hair Anthology, p. 590) Minor toning and shelf wear at extremities, with 1/8 in. chip at head of spine back cover, near fine.

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