Valerie Solanas | New York: Olympia Press, 1968.
First edition in book form, a Paperback Original (preceded by a rare, self-published mimeo edition). In very good condition.
Before Valerie Solanas shot Andy Warhol, she wrote SCUM Manifesto, a controversial radical feminist manifest which she self-published in 1967 and peddled on the street. Solanas argued that women should overthrow society and men should be eliminated in her angry, violent, at times humorous, and insightful screed. The manifest divided feminists at the time--who were either shocked or sympathetic--and the way it should be read remains arguable, though many today consider it societal satire. Since its publication, it has been translated into several languages and remains an influential feminist work that continues to be discussed today.
Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation and destroy the male sex.