“…A SENSE OF BEING SELF-PROPHETIC MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE”
GINSBERG, Allen. Kaddish and Other Poems. San Francisco, 1961.
First edition, first printing, of this significant collection of poems—including the title piece, part lamentation for his mother, part protest of American society—presentation association copy inscribed by the poet on the title page to acclaimed poet (later Poet Laureate) William Meredith: "For William Meredith. January 18, 78. Allen Ginsburg," with original sketches by Ginsberg including his characteristic "AH" inside a sunflower (referring to "Ah! Sun-flower" by William Blake) and a skull beneath a star of David with a flower growing out of it and crossbones beneath. $2300.