WHITE THIGHS.
WHITE THIGHS.

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WHITE THIGHS.

N. Hollywood, CA: Brandon House, 1967. First edition thus. Wrps., 208pp. Introduction by Jack Hirschman (6pp.). Originally published by the Olympia Press in 1955 as volume 14 of its Traveller's Companion Series under the author's pseudonym 'Frances Lengel'.

"White Thighs is the extraordinary, uncompromising portrayal of a man's descent into the hell of his own tortured soul" (back cover blurb). In his introduction Hirschman describes a novel "dominated by domination itself… a book whose style (language, perceptions) - the voice of a contemporary poet - commands the highest respect."

The Brandon House editions of Trocchi's novels, of which this was the first to appear, were mired in deception and double-dealing, and despite strong sales Trocchi received only a paltry sum from the imprint's owner, Milton Luros (a former pulp magazine artist who established Parliament News, a pornography publishing empire).

Faint reading creases to spine, o/w Near Fine.

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