Evergreen Review No. 49, October 1967. Allen Ginsberg, Peter Max, Michael McClure, Barney Rosset, Terry Southern.

Evergreen Review No. 49, October 1967

New York, NY: Evergreen Review, Inc., 1967. First Printing. Softcover. This number of Barney Rosset's now-classic literary magazine is a quintessential exemplar of 1960s Beat-to-Hippie exuberance, right down to its colorful front cover illustration by Peter Max. Among the important contributions in this issue is the complete text of Michael McClure's play, "The Beard"(1965), among the most famous & controversial of this key San Francisco Renaissance/Beat-&-Beyond figure's works, including a foreword note that describes its turbulent early history, provocatively illustrated (by "M. Green") & printed on special colored paper. Also "Beginning of a Poem of "These States": Memento for Gary Snyder" by Beat Generation founding father Allen Ginsberg, with collage illustration by Max; the short story "The Blood of a Wig" by the great, outrageous Terry Southern, with illustration by Jim McMullen; & much, much more. Other iconic contributors include Michael O'Donoghue (who would go on to National Lampoon fame) & canonical countercultural journalists Ralph J. Gleason & Nat Hentoff. With wonderful contemporary ads. An outstandingly significant issue in this collectible series, one that helped define a decade. In exceptionally fine condition with only very slight, thin rubbing esp. at edges of front, back covers & spine; very slight bending outward at right edge of front cover, left edge of back cover; tiniest bumps at corners of same. Interior very fine & complete with still attached two-piece subscription card, with only very mild browning at edges of some page leaves & tiny bumps at corners of same. Very Fine. [Item #2799]

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