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Fine in fine dust jacket. The famed poets first novel. "A murder mystery about a cocaine dealer--"The scene moves back and forth from Greenwich Village. to the Arizona desert in this phantasmagorical adventure story of cocaine and murder. Time shifts and coheres as in the new cinema and reflects the post-psychedelic generation. This is the story of a 24-hour trip" b&w frontispiece photo by Donald Dane (same image to dustwrapper); quarter cloth spine with green and silver titling, green titling to front board.
A fine copy in fine dust jacket. McCLURE, Michael. THE ADEPT. A Novel. Octavo, cloth, pp. vi, 151. A murder mystery about a cocaine dealer--"The scene moves back and forth from Greenwich Village...to the Arizona desert in this phantasmagorical adventure story of cocaine and murder. Time shifts and coheres as in the new cinema and reflects the post-psychedelic generation. This is the story of a 24-hour trip" (from the dust jacket).
SIGNED. 151pp. Octavo [21 cm] 1/4 black cloth with black paper over boards, and blue, green and silver lettering on the spine and front cover. Very good plus condition. The foot of the spine is gently bumped. In a very good dust jacket, mild age-toning, and a handful of small abraded areas on the front panel. Inscribed by McClure on the front free endsheet. Michael McClure wrote the internationally acclaimed play, The Beard, and attended San Francisco State College, where he studied with poet Robert Duncan. He gave his first poetry reading in the company of Allen Ginsberg in 1955.
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