New York: New Directions, (1961). First Edition. hardcover. The trade edition of 8000 copies. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper to poet Margaret Randall and her husband, Mexican poet Sergio Mondragón, though they are not mentioned by name: "Hommage de amistad cordial/a mis amigos, escritores y poetas/del Corno Emplumado/Thomas Merton." The fragile spine of the book has been replaced with a newer black cloth spine; light wear to boards. Very Good. Item #019766
Margaret Randall moved from the United States to Mexico in the 1960s and married the Mexican poet Sergio Mondragón, with whom she edited the journal EL CORNO EMPLUMADO. She involuntarily gave up her American citizenship and eventually lived in Cuba, Nicaragua, and spent time in North Vietnam during the last months of the U.S. war in that country. Sergio Mondragón is considered the most notable representative of the Beat movement in Mexico.