The Paris Review Vol. 13 No. 49 (Summer 1970). Tom Clark, Robert Creeley, Kenward Elmslie, Joanne Kyger, Frank O'Hara, Charles Olson, George Plimpton, James Salter, Aram Saroyan.
The Paris Review Vol. 13 No. 49 (Summer 1970)

The Paris Review Vol. 13 No. 49 (Summer 1970)

New York, NY: The Paris Review, 1970. First Printing. Softcover. This vintage number of the highly prestigious literary journal then-chiefly edited by George Plimpton along with such esteemed literary figures as Donald Hall & Tom Clark (its official Poetry Editor) features an interview with Charles Olson, the 'Maximus' intellectual & physical Giant of Black Mountain School-&-Beyond poetry. Olson (1910-1970) had passed away very early in the year this issue appeared, & although there is no editorial mention of this, it serves as a de facto tribute to the great, deep & innovative American poet. The interview (introduced & conducted by an unidentified interviewer) is incisive, with Olson demonstrating his erudition & good humor. Following the interview is a late untitled Olson poem, & there is a contemporary publisher's ad for his books. Also in this issue are contributions of poems by Clark, Robert Creeley, Kenward Elmslie, Joanne Kyger, New York School Beat-related icon Frank O'Hara, Aram Saroyan & many more. With prose fiction by the late, acclaimed James Salter & others; more contemporary ads; notes on contributors etc. Trade-format softcover in sewn binding. A very important & most collectible vintage issue in this venerable series, especially for the Olson student. Complete with intact, attached sheet of subscription cards & in near-fine condition with only mild-to-moderate rubbing, short creases to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same esp. at/ near upper right spine corner; light crease across length of spine; mild rubbing, scratching & occasional spotting at edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners & edges of some page leaves. Near Fine. [Item #3435]

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