Bean Spasms

Ted Berrigan & Ron Padgett

Kulchur Press, New York, 1967. Softcover w/ illustrated wraps. Condition: Very Good. 4to. [202]pp. Collaborative publication printed in an edition of 1,000 copies with the contents left intentionally unattributed. Padgett, Berrigan and Brainard began collaborating in 1960, this being the first publication collecting these works. Padgett described the collaboration in his foreword to the 2012 Granary Books reprint as "plays, a fictitious correspondence, a picaresque novel, goofy interviews and poems of various types and lengths, as well as mistranslations and parodies of each other's work and the work of others." In very good condition with mild toning to the fore and top edge. Innocuous creasing to the spine from the perfect bound glue with the back wrapper starting to loosen slightly at notoriously fragile spine. Otherwise a clean, presentable copy of this New York School classic.