Photographs by Robert Frank. Forward by Jack Kerouac.
Steidl: 2008. First Steidl edition, originally published in 1959. Hardcover in dust jacket. Near fine.
‘That crazy feeling in America when the sun is hot on the streets and the music comes out of the jukebox or from a nearby funeral, that's what Robert Frank has captured in tremendous photographs taken as he traveled on the road around practically forty-eight states in an old used car and with the agility, mystery, genius, sadness, and strange secrecy of a shadow photographed scenes that have never been seen before on film . . . What poem this is, what poems can be written about this book of pictures some day by some young new writer high by candlelight bending over them describing every gray mysterious detail, the gray film that caught the actual pink juice of human kind.