Intrepid #VI. Allen De Loach, William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukowski, Diane di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, Carl Solomon, d. a. levy, Peter Orlovsky, Diane Wakoski, Philip Whalen, John Wieners.
Intrepid #VI
Intrepid #VI

Intrepid #VI

Buffalo, NY: Intrepid Press, 1966. First Edition. Stapled Sheets. Signed by Diane Wakoski at her contribution. This sixth vintage number of the quintessential Beat-&-Beyond Mimeo Revolution-era literary journal, edited by Allen De Loach & published by his Intrepid Press, features the classic partly cut-up short story-routine by William S. Burroughs, "Salt Chunk Mary." Also contributions of poetry & prose by Charles Bukowski, Diane di Prima, Allen Ginsberg (an excerpt from his diaries of a 1962 visit to India later published in complete book form as Indian Journals), Carl Solomon, D.A. Levy, Peter Orlovsky (his observations on India during the same visit with Ginsberg); Diane Wakoski, Philip Whalen, John Wieners & many other legendary iconoclastic writers. Next to her contribution, "Love Poem to the Magician," Wakoski has hand-written her signature with characteristic series of vertical doodles, in blue ink at an upward angle. This copy has blue front & back covers, others that we have seen or are described as having brown-green covers, with a very slight difference in layout of words at lower left of front cover. We believe this is a variant of the first & only printing of this item, none of the WSB bibliographies offer any information in this regard (see Maynard & Miles, C146, pg. 147; Schottlaender, C134, pg. 43; Shoaf, Section III, No. 90, pg. 133). With front cover calligraphic artwork by Brion Gysin, the great artist & writer who was WSB's key collaborator, co-inventor of the Cut-Ups & the Dreamachine (the latter along with Ian Sommerville). A very important & desirable rarity, especially for the WSB collector & with this cover variation & Wakoski's signature. In exceptionally fine condition with only very light rubbing & sunning at edges of front, back covers; a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps & light, faint creases at edges & corners of same esp. back cover; one very small streak of stain-discoloration near upper left corner of front cover; one tiny spot-stain near middle of blank back cover; light browning & spotting at edges of text block, including exposed spine. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps & small, very faint creases at corners of page leaves. Book. [Item #3354]

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