Thanks for Coming!. An Autobiography
London: Faber and Faber, 1984. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher’s stiff printed wraps.
Inscribed first edition of underground literary figure Jim Haynes's memoir. Born in Louisiana, Haynes spent the majority of his life abroad: first in Scotland, where he established Britain’s first paperback bookstore and cofounded the Traverse Theatre; then in London, where he founded the Arts Lab theatre space and International Times newspaper; briefly in Amsterdam where he co-launched Suck newspaper, which celebrated free love and queer sexuality; and finally in Paris where he wrote, taught, and hosted many legendary dinner parties. This scrapbook style memoir details his ascent to expat icon status and shares anecdotes involving several countercultural luminaries such as John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, Henry Miller, and others, many of whom are listed in his dedication page (which lists roughly 3000 people). Copiously illustrated in black-and-white with photos, drawings, and reproductions. Inscribed to half-title: "29 X 90, Paris / David and Alina – / Come again.. Have a good trip home – / Jim." Light edgewear to wraps. Very good. Item #5715