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TED / A PERSONAL MEMOIR OF TED BERRIGAN



 
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The Figures / 1993 /
0935724605

VG- in pictorial wraps. 8vo. Just faint shelf wear. Some slight damp staining along top edge to rear wrap and pages throughout.

In 113 short chapters, Ron Padgett's precision prose travels back over the twenty-five years of his close friendship with Ted Berrigan, the legendary poet whose life and work transformed a generation and whose death in 1983 at age forty-eight left a significant rent in the fabric of the American poetry scene. In crisp, clear verbal snapshots, Padgett recaptures the student years in Tulsa and the free-wheeling , scruffy enchantment of their lives in New York City in the early 1960's, a time of low rent and cheap meals, of foreign movies, of hero worship and budding friendships, of endless books and all-night talk-that once-only time when youth's energy is fueled by an intense love of art and poetry.