City of Night. John Rechy.

City of Night

New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1964. 1st Paperback Edition. 12mo, publisher's photo-illustrated wraps printed in black, white and red.

"Later I would think of America as one vast City of Night stretching gaudily from Times Square to Hollywood Boulevard – jukebox-winking, rock-n-roll-moaning: America at night fusing its darkcities into the unmistakable shape of loneliness." First paperback printing of Rechy's classic underground novel about a gay hustler making his way across America in the early 1960s. With blurbs by James Bladwin and Christopher Isherwood, and three pages of ads for other titles published in Grove Press's Black Cat Books series. Embrowning to textblock, light rubbing to spine-ends and joints, with two small nicks to top edge of upper wrap. Very good. Item #93


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