To Fuck Is To Love Again (Kyrie Eleison Kerista), or The Situation in the West Followed by a Modest Proposal. Lawrence FERLINGHETTI.
To Fuck Is To Love Again (Kyrie Eleison Kerista), or The Situation in the West Followed by a Modest Proposal.

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To Fuck Is To Love Again (Kyrie Eleison Kerista), or The Situation in the West Followed by a Modest Proposal.

NY: Fuck You/press, 1965. First edition. 4to. 12 mimeographed typescript sheets, printed rectos only on different colour paper stocks, stapled.

The word 'Modest' in the poem's title is changed to 'Holy' on the title page. A statement at its conclusion reads: "Read at Royal Albert Hall, London, June 11, 1965" (Ferlinghetti opened his reading at the International Poetry Incarnation with the poem, an earlier version of which had appeared in Fuck You Number 5, Volume 8 [February 1965]). The back cover lists "other FUCK YOU/press books of interest", including "Bugger", "Suck", and "The Fugs' Songbook".

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