The Olive of Minerva or The Comedy of a Cuckold
NY, Crowell, (1976). The last book published in his lifetime by one of the great American men of letters, whose career spanned generations and linked a wide variety of the strands of American literature: he was arrested as a Communist with Nathanael West in 1934; he formed a close friendship with Charles Olson; his writing was included in the suppressed issue of Big Table magazine, along with Kerouac, Burroughs and Corso, and he later became friends with Allen Ginsberg. This copy is inscribed by the author in the year of publication: "For my very dear Friend, ____/ with much love, and always/ gracious thanks 'forevermore/ the exchequer of the poor.'/ Devotedly,/ Edward." Several page corners turned; else fine in fine dust jacket. [#012769] $80

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