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Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me

by Farina, Richard

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New York, NY: Random House, Inc., 1966. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 329 pages, 8vo. Stated First Printing. Jacket price clipped. Blurb by Thomas Pynchon on inside rear flap. Chalk blue cloth boards with bright green cloth spine, black, yellow and white lettering and arrows, top page edge stained black. Shelfwear to DJ: light scuffing along edges and covers. DJ in mylar. Spine is very lightly cocked. No marks. Volume is in Very Good condition..

Synopsis

Fariña evokes the Sixties as precisely, wittily, and poignantly as F. Scott Fitzgerald captured the Jazz Age. The hero, Gnossus Pappadopoulis, weaves his way through the psychedelic landscape, encountering—among other things—mescaline, women, art, gluttony, falsehood, science, prayer, and, occasionally, truth. A portrait of an explosive decade, sparkling with inventive writing and conveying the essence of a generation, Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me , as Thomas Pynchon writes in the introduction, "comes on like the Hallelujah Chorus done by 200 kazoo players with perfect pitch." "A marvelous storyteller, Fariña is fit to join the company of Kerouac, Kesey, and Pynchon." — San Francisco Chronicle

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Bookseller
Russian Hill Bookstore US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
063058
Title
Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me
Author
Farina, Richard
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Publisher
Random House, Inc.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Date Published
1966
Keywords
FARINA PYNCHON

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Russian Hill Bookstore, established in 1974, is one of the last family-owned used and new bookstores in San Francisco. We began as Sunset Bookstore in 1974, a small used bookshop servicing the Sunset District west of 19th Avenue, and have been in continual operation for the past 43 years. Over the years Sunset Bookstore has since closed and merged with Russian Hill Bookstore, which has grown to become also the best note card shop in the city, and a favorite place for toys and games for children of all ages.

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Edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Price Clipped
When a book is described as price-clipped, it indicates that the portion of the dust jacket flap that has the publisher's...
Blurb
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Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Cocked
Refers to a state where the spine of a book is lightly "twisted" in such a way that the front and rear boards of a book do not...
Jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
Shelfwear
Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge.
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...

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