Long Time Coming and a Long Time Gone
  • Long Time Coming and a Long Time Gone

    Richard Fariña.


    New York: Random House, 1969. Octavo. Black cloth boards in an unclipped, though slightly chipped, pictorial dust-wrapper encased in mylar, red top-stain with some spots, deckled fore-edge. 268 pages. First edition. Near fine.


    Foreward by Joan Baez & notes by Mimi Fariña. Most of the characters in Positively Fourth Street under one roof. Fariña, according to legend, had a secret pact with the Muses and was poised in the middle sixties to give Bob Dylan, a friend and one-time romantic rival, a run for his money. All that hype came to nothing after Fariña's untimely death in 1966 (motorcycle crash outside Carmel during Mimi's 21st birthday party). Rad psychedelic portrait on the cover, charming photo of he and his wife on the verso. An important collection of what he did produce outside of his opus, Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me


    "I've got plenty of


    But then

    so do most people

    in my position ."