Item No: #4603 The Trashing of America [Inscribed to Rod McKuen]. Charles Plymell.
The Trashing of America [Inscribed to Rod McKuen]
The Trashing of America [Inscribed to Rod McKuen]

The Trashing of America [Inscribed to Rod McKuen]

Notes: Poems by a writer involved with Zap Comix and Grist magazine. Plymell is indisputably a major figure in the 1960s counter-culture.

122 pages.

Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). Spine ends chipped, thus good only in illustrated boards (no printed jacket, as issued). This copy has a tattered acetate jacket, which may be original. This is an extraordinary copy, inscribed by Plymell to the poet Rod McKuen, "For Rod, for now I can call him Rod after years I've condemned (sp?) and have come to know because I let his poetry flow through me..."

Laid in is an autograph note signed by Plymell, written on the back of a Gotham Book Mart receipt. It concludes, "P.S. You were right about some poems in my book. I don't think they are any good myself." A remarkable association between the most popular poet of the 1960s (McKuen) and a member of the avant garde (Plymell). Extraordinary.

Publication: (New York): Kulchur Foundation, 1975.

Item No: #4603

Price: $200

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