Nadada No. 2. Guillaume Apollinaire, Timothy Baum, Ted Berrigan, Robert Cordier, Diane di Prima, Kenward Elmslie, Charles Henri Ford, Rene Magritte, Malanga. Gerard, Harold Norse, Ron Padgett, John Perreault, Aram Saroyan, Tristan Tzara.
Nadada No. 2

Nadada No. 2

New York, NY: Nadada, Inc., 1965. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. The second & last number of the exceedingly rare & significant literary-art journal edited & with contributions by Timothy Baum, Robert Cordier & Gerard Malanga, the esteemed poet & photographer who at the time of this issue was a key associate of Andy Warhol. Baum's specialty in his subsequent writing & curatorial career has been Dada & Surrealism, & this interest is evident here: There are three poems by Guillaume Apollinaire, all translated by Ron Padgett; excerpts of epigrams (translated by Baum) and a portfolio of black & white reproductions of three paintings by Surrealist master Rene Magritte; a retrospective of Tristan Tzara including poems (translated by Cordier), photographs & a play, "The Gas Heart" (1921); & the works of other Dada & Surrealist figures. Also included are contributions by canonical New York School poet Ted Berrigan ("The Ted Berrigan Story"); primary Beat Generation poet Diane di Prima ("Folly Beach"); poet, artist & longtime Joe Brainard associate Kenward Elmslie (three poems including the group "The Babybook Poems"); prolific poet-artist Charles Henri Ford ("3 Spare Parts for the Dada Machine"); Malanga (three poems including "Charles Olson Thinks of Death On Salem Street in West Gloucester"); Beat-&-Beyond legend Harold Norse (the essay "Winter Scene: Athens, or Art-Lit Camps in Greece"); Padgett ("Paris in Pants," a literary collage "cut-up" certainly influenced by William S. Burroughs); noted art critic & curator John Perreault (1937-2015, letter excerpt & five poems including "An Ordinary Poem"); Aram Saroyan ("Boxing Match," a poem consisting of rows of dots, very Dada indeed) & many more. An essential rarity that exemplifies 1960s NYC literary activity at its zenith. In fine condition with only mild rubbing, browning, scratching & creasing to front, back covers & stapled spine; mild-to-miniscule wear at all edges & corners of same; one tiny spot at mid-right area of back cover; lower of two staples beginning to rust but with no bleeding. Interior very fine except for light browning at thin edges of page leaves; mild creasing at & near upper edges of some page leaves; small bumps at upper corners of same. Fine. [Item #2828]

Price: $250.00