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ISBN-10: 0931428211
ISBN-13: 9780931428210
Publisher: Vehicle Editions
Publish Date: 01/01/1971
Dimensions: 6.60" L, 4.60" W, 0.30" H

Train Ride

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Price: $12.00

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Poetry. Cover art and design by Joe Brainard. First printed in 1979 using letterpress and handbinding, this second printing is limited to 999 copies and is a digital facsimile of that first edition, 7 inches tall by 5 inches wide (except for updates to the colophon and copyright pages).TRAIN RIDE, subtitled ‘February 18th, 1971: for Joe [Brainard], ‘ is a long poem in the tradition of Herodotus, Goethe, Laurence Sterne, Agatha Christie, & Blaise Cendrars–a poem of the travails & pleasures of travel, truly of the late 20th century in that its verbal events are more internal than external: ‘Out the Window / is / Out to Lunch!!’–one of the results of the developments of industrial capitalism initiated by steam engine and rail-way…Thus we have a great deal of hypothetical & remembered fucking, money, friendship–‘amistad’–and, indeed throughout, witty & precise meditation on the act of writing itself. The persona that emerges is the ‘poet in the state of surprise’ (Apollinaire), a saintly yet human figure, addressing us with wonderful Peruvian frankness: ‘I’d be a terrific Senator / because I’d love it’ … The ‘Our Friends’ section is a marvelous catalog of prominence… One could go on cataloging the delights of the ride: one would be wiser to simply urge all who can run & read to take it, with Ted Berrigan, a Great Companion.–Anselm Holl

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ISBN-10: 0931428211
ISBN-13: 9780931428210
Publisher: Vehicle Editions
Publish Date: 01/01/1971
Dimensions: 6.60" L, 4.60" W, 0.30" H
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