New York, NY: Sadruddin Aga Khan, 1970. First Printing. Softcover. The first thing one sees when opening the Fall 1970 issue of The Paris Review is a contemporary ad for the release of the now-legendary "Anthology of New York Poets" co-edited by Ron Padgett and David Shapiro. Turn a few pages further to our illustrious list of contributors and the surprise (and treat) waiting there quietly reveals itself: "The Basketball.....[Item #3783]
MAY FEATURE: THE "MAGAZINES & LITERARY JOURNALS" SPECIAL
The THIRD MIND BOOKS MAY FEATURE spotlights 25 delectable selections from our “MAGAZINES & LITERARY JOURNALS” category, a longtime favorite of collectors worldwide. In magazines and literary journals, the now-canonized and celebrated literary movements germinated and gestated, proceeding to make more pronounced encroachments upon the gatekept literary establishment’s shifting battle lines. Many would make shockwaves throughout the counterculture(s), and a treasured few would simmer up to puncture the collective consciousness at large. We honor these magazines—their contributors and their legacies—in this month’s feature.
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Chicago, IL: Big Table, Inc., Spring 1959. First Printing. Softcover. A famous & essential collector's item, this is "the complete contents of the suppressed winter 1959 Chicago Review" as noted on the front cover. As editor Irving Rosenthal explains in his introductory editorial, the authorities of University of Chicago Press would not allow contributions by William S. Burroughs or Jack Kerouac in the Chicago Review, due to their then-very controversial.....[Item #1803]
New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc., 1959. First Printing. Softcover. An early vintage number of the legendary literary journal chiefly edited by Barney Rosset & published by his Grove Press imprint. With Embers (A Play for Radio) by the canonical existentialist playwright Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), & "Notes Written on Finally Recording Howl" by Beat Generation Founding Father Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997). Also in this issue are contributions of poetry by Black-Mountain-&-Beyond.....[Item #4267]
Asheville, NC: The Arts Journal Inc., 1990. First Printing. Stapled folded Sheets. Signed by Philip Glass to Thomas Rain Crowe. This number of "The Southeast's Most Complete Arts Calendar" (front cover) features a lengthy, illustrated article by Thomas Rain Crowe based on an interview he conducted with the canonical contemporary composer Philip Glass. The interview, as Crowe explains in his introduction, took place earlier on the day of the premiere.....[Item #3523]
New York, NY: Interim Books, 1966. First Edition. Stapled Sheets Bound in Wrappers. Signed by poet Diane Wakoski at her contribution. The third number of a quintessential exemplar of "The Mimeograph Revolution" literary phenomenon during the 1960s. Edited by the prolific longtime poet & publisher Kirby Congdon (whom we believe is still active in Key West at about age 95 as of this writing); & published/distributed by poet-painter Jay Socin.....[Item #3201]
California, PA: Arthur & Glee Knight, 1972. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. "This issue is dedicated to Henry Miller, a great artist, on his 81st birthday." (from contents-copyright page) Thus do the late Arthur (1937-2012) & Glee (a/k/a Kit?) Knight state the main theme of this vintage issue of their acclaimed, pioneering series of Beat-related publications under the umbrella title of "The Unspeakable Visions of the Individual." Henry Miller, the great.....[Item #3225]
New York, NY; Calais, VT: Z Press, Inc.; The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church In-The-Bowery, 1973-1976. First Printings. Softcovers. The first five contiguous numbers (of a total of only six) of the cutting-edge avant garde literary journal edited & with contributions by Kenward Elmslie, the noted & prolific poet-artist associated with Joe Brainard, the un-categorizable cult legend who also contributed to this series. The poets, writers & artists on.....[Item #3416]