Benjamin grabbed his Glicken and ran: an autobiography

By: Gordon, Fred

Price: $15.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dj

[solid copy, light soiling to covers and page edges, black remainder stripe on top edge; jacket shows light surface/edge wear, very minor chipping at spine ends, some creasing to both flaps]. "This first novel introduces a young writer whose imagination offers a unique literary and visceral experience," and purports to be the autobiography of one "Benjamin Hackett -- frightening, fascinating, dangerous, lovable, a twenty-three-year-old living on the edge of madness -- [who] tries to explore the most remote corners of his mind." His instrument is his notebooks, in which he "talks about himself and pours out his deepest anxieties and most horrible thoughts, as well as medieval fantasies of great beauty. He [also] becomes enmeshed in a novel called 'Glicken On, Baby, It's Now' -- a futuristic fantasy about Lex Baker, a superhero of the 21st century assigned to save the world from Operation Suffocate, an evil plot...." Well, you get the idea: the author was evidently smoking some serious weed. (The unusual wrap-around jacket design features a photo of the author; because the blurb is actually printed on the inside, this jacket will NOT be provided with a Brodart protector as is my usual practice.)

Title: Benjamin grabbed his Glicken and ran: an autobiography

Author: Gordon, Fred

Illustrator: Illustrated by (cover photo) C.P. Noyes

Categories: Fiction: Modern Lit, Fiction: Modern Literature,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: (c.1971)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dj

Seller ID: 11761

Keywords: Superheroes Diaries Sexuality Metafiction First Novel