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The banana book

Title
The banana book / [by Joe Brainard].
Author
Brainard, Joe, 1942-1994.
Publication
New York : Siamese Banana Press, c1972.

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TextPermit needed Berg Coll+ Counterculture Brainard B36 1972Schwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Description
[20] leaves : chiefly ill.; 28 cm.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Illustrated works – New York (State) – New York – 20th century.
Note
  • Cover title.
  • "With special thanks to Jimmy Schuyler."--p. [2].
  • Issued in white paper wrappers printed in black; staple bound.
  • "This siamese banana booklet was printed and produced at The Print Center, Inc., a non-profit facility funded by a grant from the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines and the New York State Council on the Arts [...]."--Colophon.
  • "Pulitzer Prize winning poet James Schuyler was a central member of the New York School. [...] Before moving to New York in 1950, Schuyler lived for two years on the Isle of Ischia in Italy where he worked as a secretary for W. H. Auden. In 1951, Schuyler was introduced to Frank O'Hara and John Ashbery at a party in New York. The three poets would go on to share an apartment on 49th Street in Manhattan and to work closely together, often collaborating on a variety of writing projects. By the mid-1950s, Schuyler was writing for Art News and working as a curator for circulating exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art."--From Poetry Foundation website.
  • Contains innocently humorous, pop, and ribald references to bananas, with reproductions of newspaper clippings and pornographic gay photographs, as well as erotically suggestive depictions by Brainard of bananas in a commercial and pop art style.
  • One page using cut-up method reminiscent of William S. Burroughs contains passages from Tobias Schneebaum's Keep the River on Your Right (N.Y.: Grove Press, 1969), about native tribes of Peru.
  • With reproduction of "Nancy" comic strip about ordering and canceling a banana split at an ice cream counter.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Call Number
Berg Coll+ Counterculture Brainard B36 1972
OCLC
1185956
Author
Brainard, Joe, 1942-1994.
Title
The banana book / [by Joe Brainard].
Imprint
New York : Siamese Banana Press, c1972.
Access
Restricted access; request permission from holding division.
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Added Author
Schuyler, James.
Print Center (Brooklyn, N.Y)
Siamese Banana Press, publisher.
Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines (U.S.)
New York State Council on the Arts.
Research Call Number
Berg Coll+ Counterculture Brainard B36 1972
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