New York: The Olympia Press, Inc., 1969. First Edition. A key work by the Brooklyn-born Italian-American poet, long regarded as an underground classic for its gritty and unabashedly erotic portrayal of the Beat years. Di Prima's Memoirs describes her coming of age, intellectually and sensually, in a movement dominated by a small confederacy of men, many of whom she lived with and loved. A cornerstone work by one of the few literary women of the Beat Generation. Item #4353
First Printing, a paperback original. Octavo (17.5cm); illustrated wrappers; 174,pp ads. Gentle sunning to spine, pinpoint wear to spine ends and lower front joint, else a Near Fine, well-preserved copy.