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The Sleep of Reason by  Jonathan Williams  James Leo Herlihy - Paperback - First - 1974 - from Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center Bookstore and

The Sleep of Reason: Lyle Bongé's Ultimate Ash-Hauling Mardi Gras Photographs

by Lyle Bongé, James Leo Herlihy, Jonathan Williams

Condition: Good

Jargon 77.

"Here is another book you can either attribute benignly to Black Mountain College or curse it for."

Starkly vivid and often grotesquely personal portraits taken by Lyle Bongé during visits to New Orleans for Mardi Gras throughout the early sixties. This stunning collection is prefaced by interview of Bonge conducted by fellow BMC alumnus, writer James Leo Herlihy. Preface by Jonathan Williams.

Landscape format quarto with full-page black-and-white photographs. 17 pages, [100] pages of illustrations. Paperback with wear to the edges of cover and spine; price sticker on back cover; older sticker has been removed from the front cover.

  • Bookseller: Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center Bookstore US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 11
  • Title: The Sleep of Reason
  • Author: Lyle Bongé, James Leo Herlihy, Jonathan Williams
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: The Jargon Society
  • Place: Highlands, NC
  • Date published: 1974
  • Keywords: photography, mardi gras, lyle bonge, photos, black mountain college
  • Bookseller catalogs: Photography; The Jargon Society;


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