The Paris Review Vol. 11 No. 43 (Summer 1968). John Ashbery, Donald Barthelme, Ted Berrigan, Tom Clark, Jim Carroll, Clark Coolidge, Donald Hall, Jack Kerouac, Roland Michenet, Marge Piercy, George Plimpton, James Schuyler, Anne Waldman.
The Paris Review Vol. 11 No. 43 (Summer 1968)

The Paris Review Vol. 11 No. 43 (Summer 1968)

New York, NY: Sadruddin Aga Khan, 1968. First Printing. Softcover. This vintage number of the legendary literary journal then-chiefly edited by George Plimpton with, among others, American poetry giant Donald Hall & (as "Poetry Editor") the Beat-&-Beyond prolific poet & biographer Tom Clark, features an interview with Beat Generation Founding Father Jack Kerouac, conducted by the great New York School-&-Beyond poet Ted Berrigan, a key installment in the Review's "The Art of Fiction" series (No. LXI). With photographs of the later Kerouac & the scroll manuscript of Vanity of Duluoz, the final novel published during Kerouac's lifetime (there is also a contemporary full-page ad for this then-just released work on inner front endpaper). The interview is insightful, probing & poignant, as it was conducted late in Kerouac's life, the year before his death from terminal alcoholism. Also in this issue are contributions by American poetry icon John Ashbery (a prose work in collaboration with James Schuyler); then-youthful Punk Poet & musician Jim Carroll; Clark Coolidge; Marge Piercy, Anne Waldman & many more. With a Pop-Art portfolio by Roland Michenet, notes on contributors, other contemporary ads etc. Trade-format softcover in sewn binding. An issue of particular literary-historical importance for the Kerouac collector-scholar in this esteemed, still-ongoing series. Complete with un-removed sheet of subscription cards & in near-fine condition: Moderate rubbing, creasing & a few small stains to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; moderate rubbing & spotting to edges of text block. Interior fine with small spot-stains at blank side-margins of a few pages; tiny bumps at corners of page leaves. Near Fine. [Item #3431]

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