The Paris Review. Jack Kerouac.
The Paris Review

The Paris Review

Paris, France: The Paris Review, 1955. Illustrated by Albert Eisenlau, Oscar Kokoschka et. First Printing. Journal. Softcover. The first appearance of "The Mexican Girl" episode/story by Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), in an early number of the legendary literary journal edited by George Plimpton, Peter Matthiessen & Donald Hall. Two years later it would become part of the narrative of On the Road, the great work that would catapult Kerouac & the Beat Generation to fame. The story is the first item in the issue, preceded by a beautiful illustration, rather daring for its time, by Albert Eisenlau. In the Notes on Contributors at the end of the issue, Kerouac is described as ";...french-canadian by birth and a resident of Mexico. Harcourt Brace published his first novel, The Town and the City, in 1950 and an article on jazz appeared in New World Writing 7. 'The Mexican Girl'; is part of a novel on which he is presently at work." In Jack Kerouac: A Bibliography, by Ann Charters (New York, NY: The Phoenix Bookshop, 1975), this is item C 13, pg. 81. This issue of The Paris Review also contains an interview with Nelson Algren and other literary & artistic contributions. A very early & important pre-fame Kerouac relic, a portent of the imminent phenomenon. In near-fine condition, completely intact with relatively minor wear, yellowing & spotting to covers & spine, a very small circular stain near bottom edge of front cover, closed tearing & minor deterioration at top & bottom of spine, soiling to edges with another small stain at right bottom-side corner, interior fine with no markings & almost no wear. Near Fine. [Item #1665]

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