Finally, a new edition of the seminal novel, You Can't Win by Jack Black. Here's a book that can lay claim – if any can – to having launched the "outlaw" literary counterculture, way back in 1926. This edition sports an intense black and white cover drawn by Joe Coleman, taken from his set of illustrations of this novel originally published in Blab! (#3?); also included is a full color reproduction of the Coleman painting that graced the 1988 Amok Press republication of this classic. The foreword by William Burroughs written for that edition is also here (although we recommend that this be read as an afterword, as it gives away some plot particulars). NEW to this edition are the (first ever?) republication of two fairly lengthy articles written by Mr. Black for Harpers Magazine in 1929 & 1930 and a biographical essay on Black by Donald Kennison. ESSENTIAL!