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I REMEMBER by  Joe Brainard - Paperback - First Edition - 1970 - from W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera and


by Brainard, Joe

Condition: Near fine

New York: Angel Hair Books, 1970. First Edition. Softcover. Near fine. 10 inches tall. [36] pp. Pictorial wrappers, saddle-stapled. Covers lightly rubbed, corners lightly bumped, else near fine.

One of 700 unnumbered copies (of a total of 726) printed for Angel Hair Books by Chapel Press in Williamstown, Massachusetts. First edition of Brainard's celebrated prose-poem memoir. In 2001, Paul Auster called it a "masterpiece": "One by one, the so-called important books of our time will be forgotten, but Joe Brainard's modest little gem will endure. In simple, forthright, declarative sentences, he charts the map of the human soul and permanently alters the way we look at the world. I REMEMBER is both uproariously funny and deeply moving. It is also one of the few totally original books I have ever read.” Clay and Phillips, p. 179.

  • Bookseller: W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 716
  • Title: I REMEMBER
  • Author: Brainard, Joe
  • Format/binding:Softcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Angel Hair Books
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1970
  • Keywords: American literature, poetry, experimental poetry, mimeo revolution, New York School, memoir, New York City, Lower East Side, East Village, art, illustrated, chapbook
  • Bookseller catalogs: Literature;


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