Hotel Albert by PRIMA, Diana Di.

Hotel Albert by PRIMA, Diana Di.
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Signed, with a gift inscription to the composer John Herbert McDowell

Hotel Albert

New York: Krija Press, 1968. 14 pages. Wrappers. The whole book, apart from the cover designs, but including the colophon page, consists of reproductions of the author's holograph manuscripts. Twelve poems and a few drawings. One of 150 copies, out of a total edition of 162 copies, numbered and signed by the author. Diane di Prima (b 1934) is a New York beat poet. She was associated with the Hotel Albert prior to moving to California. Her poetry is often about personal relationships, informed by her Buddhist beliefs. This copy is inscribed "For John. Who was our sometime playmate at the Hotel Albert." It seems that this was John Herbert MacDowell (1926-1985) who collaborated with di Prima on "The Floating Bear" and "Poet's Vaudeville." among other works. The New York Times referred to the latter as 'theater‐of the absurd type of work combining dance, words and music' and noted that 'Some of it made sense, some didn't, but all of it was amusing.'

Condition: Almost as new.

Book ID: 2255
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