Narcotica by Philip Lamantia
Publisher: Auerhahn Publications, San Francisco
Format: Softcover, staple bound
Condition: Used, light foxing otherwise in very good condition
Cover design and photos (of Lamantia injecting himself with hypodermics) by multi-disciplinary/collage artist Wallace Berman.
The pamphlet contains a combination of prose by surrealist poet Lamantia and a short essay by Antoin Artaud, both making impassioned cases for the legalisation of drugs and a radical overhaul of prohibitive narcotics laws.
'License the true addicts
Give them pure heroin and controlled habits!
Hands off marijuana!
Keep peyote free!
STOP KILLING HUMAN BEINGS WITH YR DAMNED LAWS!' (Lamantia)
Tags: America, Drugs, Poetry