The Fire Screen. Poems.
First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the half-title “With love to Alan from an old flame, Jimmy”. Alan Ansen (1922-2006) was a central figure in the loose collection of writers known as the Beats. He was close friends with Burroughs, Ginsberg and Kerouac, and was the inspiration for several of Kerouac’s characters including “Rollo Greb” in On the Road, and for “A.J.” in Burroughs’s Naked Lunch.
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Octavo. Original red wrappers printed in white. Wrappers lightly rubbed and creased and partially separated from spine. A very good copy.