Madison, MN: The Seventies Press, 1972. First Printing. Softcover. Signed by Robert Bly. The first issue of the literary journal edited & with contributions by Robert Bly, the canonical American poet. A legendary landmark compilation with prose essays & commentaries by Bly & poetry by Beat Generation Founding Father Allen Ginsberg, Spanish Master & Martyr Federico Garcia Lorca (translated into English by Bly), Beat-Surrealist Philip Lamantia, revered Austrian modernist Rainer.....[Item #3622]
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]
Paris, France: Olympia Press, 1963. First Edition. Softcover. (Maynard & Miles C54, p. 122). “With bitter hilarity William Burroughs blasts our mismanaged and deranged planet. The section printed here is a continuous excerpt from his latest novel, ‘The Ticket That Exploded.’ Readers unfamiliar with Burroughs’ fold-in technique of writing may appreciate the author’s explanation of what he’s about: ‘My writing methods are similar to those of photographic montage. I want.....[Item #3992]
Pocatello, ID: Wild Dog, 1963. First Printing. Stapled Sheets. "In many respects- name, form, and content- Wild Dog boldly embodies much of what we identify as the "mimeo revolution." Preceded by A Pamphlet, Wild Dog, which joined the mimeograph revolution in April 1963, was the brainchild of Edward Dorn, who was familiar with the emergence of divergent American writing through his association with Black Mountain College, where he had studied.....[Item #3482]
New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc., 1958. First Printing. Softcover. This classic early number of the legendary literary journal co-edited by Barney Rosset & published by his Grove Press features avant-garde icon Antonin Artaud's essay "No More Masterpieces" translated into English by Caroline Richards; Roland Barthe's critical essay "Alain Robbe-Grillet" translated by Richard Howard; the canonical "Krapp's Last Tape" by the great playwright Samuel Beckett; Black Mountain-&-Beyond poet Robert Creeley's.....[Item #4085]
California, PA: Arthur & Glee (Kit) Knight, 1973. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This vintage issue of the pioneering Beat scholarly journal edited & published by the venerable husband-&-wife team of Arthur & Kit (then referred to as "Glee") Knight "...is dedicated to Herbert Huncke, a legend in his own time." (from contents page) The articles devoted to Huncke, the legendary, seminal founder- street mentor of the Beat Generation, include: An.....[Item #3030]
Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, Summer 1958. First Printing. Softcover. Charters, C30, pg. 83. This issue of the Chicago Review features a piece by Jack Kerouac, Meditation in the Woods, an excerpt from The Dharma Bums, not yet published in its entirety at the time of its inclusion here. It is mentioned that "He is at work on..." that novel in his entry in the Notes on Contibutors.....[Item #1822]
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]
New York, NY: Sadruddin Aga Khan, 1966. First Printing. Softcover. This vintage number of the venerable literary journal then-chiefly edited by George Plimpton features a lengthy, very insightful interview of Beat Generation Founding Father Allen Ginsberg, conducted by the prolific poet-biographer Tom Clark (referred here as "Thomas" & then the Poetry Editor of the Review) & preceded by a photograph of Ginsberg atop the remains of an airplane downed at.....[Item #4088]
Hoboken, NJ: Longshot Productions, 1995. First Edition. Soft Cover. Guest edited by poet contributors Herschel Silverman and Alan Kaufman, this is the "It's The Jews!" issue of Long Shot, a literary anthology. A celebration of new Jewish Visions. Writers include Allen Ginsberg, Jack Hirschman, Stuart Perkoff, Jack Micheline, Abbie Hoffman, Hettie Jones, Antler, Steve Richmond, David Meltzer, Wallace Berman & many others. Signed by Herschel Silverman under his name on.....[Item #1339]
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]