“Been down so long it looks like up to me": First edition of Richard Fariña's Long Time Coming And A Long Time Gone
Long Time Coming And A Long Time Gone.
Item Number: 96091
New York: Random House, 1969.
First edition of this posthumous collection of the works of Richard Fariña. Octavo, original cloth. Foreword by Joan Baez. Notes by Mimi Fariña. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Eric von Schmidt.
In 1966, two days after the publication of Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me, Richard Fariña was killed in a motorcycle accident near Carmel, California. Long Time Coming and a Long Time Gone brings together the best of Richard Farina's shorter writings, stories, poems, essays and song lyrics, many of which had never before been published. Joan Baez, Fariña's sister-in-law provided the introduction and Mimi Fariña supplied notes which offer a profound insight into the tragically short odyssey of the well-known artist.