Collection of poetry and verse plays by South African poet Sinclair Beiles. Beiles was a key figure in the Paris circle of Beat writers and, along with Burroughs and Gysin, is credited with creating the ‘cut-up’ technique. The theme of heroin use runs throughout the book as exemplified by “The Needle Vestal,” a verse play about heroin addiction that includes a ballet called “The Heroin Harvest Festival”.
Edited and produced by visual artist Gerard Bellaart, Cold Turkey Press was a 1970s Dutch publisher of Beat works whose output included Dutch translations of Burroughs and Ginsberg et al.
Rotterdam: Cold Turkey Press, 1975.
First edition. Limited to 250 copies, this one is numbered 107 4to (29.2 × 20.6 cm) Paperback Unpaginated [92 pp] Texts in English Side-stapled and tape bound into printed light cream wrappers. Brown silkscreen print on wrappers. Mimeograph printed.
Very good condition. Wear and tear. Light toning to wrappers. Item ID: 2010.