San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1970. First Edition. First printing. Staple-bound, photo-pictorial wrappers; 25,(3)pp. Hint of dusting to lighter portions of wrappers, else Fine - a clean and well-preserved copy.
Text of Genet's speech made on the occasion of the Yale student strike of May 1st, 1970. With a six-page introduction by Ginsberg, who calls Genet the "...most eminent prosateur of Europe and saintly thinker of France." Genet issued a declamatory endorsement of the New Haven Panthers and a sweeping denigration of American institutions, including the Press, the Church, charitable institutions, the unions, the universities - and, above all, the police. An oddly elusive City Lights title.