FreeThought Vol. II Issue II (Fall 2000) with: FreeThought Flyer No. 2. Gary Aposhian, William S. Burroughs, Robert Crumb, Christine Fullwood, James Grauerholz, Bradley Mason Hamlin, Jim McCrary, Arthur S. Nusbaum, Charles Plymell, Anne Waldman.
FreeThought Vol. II Issue II (Fall 2000) with: FreeThought Flyer No. 2
FreeThought Vol. II Issue II (Fall 2000) with: FreeThought Flyer No. 2
FreeThought Vol. II Issue II (Fall 2000) with: FreeThought Flyer No. 2
FreeThought Vol. II Issue II (Fall 2000) with: FreeThought Flyer No. 2

FreeThought Vol. II Issue II (Fall 2000) with: FreeThought Flyer No. 2

Encinitas, CA: Gary L. Aposhian & FreeThought Publications, 2000. Limited First Printing. Loose Folded Sheets; Folded Sheet in envelope. Jim McCrary's limited edition copy with limited flyer signed by poet Bradley Mason Hamlin & artist Christine Fullwood. This number of the independent literary journal chiefly edited & published by Gary Aposhian (1962-2007) is mostly dedicated to William S. Burroughs, Founding Father of the Beat Generation & among the most influential literary & (counter) cultural figures of all time. This "Burroughs retrospective..." (from front cover subtitle) features front cover portrait of WSB by underground comix legend Robert Crumb; an interview with James Grauerholz, WSB's top associate & guardian of his legacy; "The Junky Essay" about WSB's first published work by Bradley Mason Hamlin; an essay by Jim McCrary, an associate of WSB during his later years, on Allen Ginsberg's visit with WSB which he attended; an essay by this writer about my own one-&-only visit with WSB during 1995 with photo of WSB & myself; an interview with Legendary Literary Outlaw Charles Plymell about his close friendship & collaborations with WSB; an interview with New York School-Beat-&-Beyond iconic poet Anne Waldman also about her thoughts on & experiences with WSB; & more including a transcription of WSB's oral routine "Words of Advice for Young People" (which I had the pleasure of listening to in WSB's voice by live phone hookup at the NYU Beat Generation conference during 1994). This copy is from McCrary's collection, & is part of a hand-numbered limited edition of 150 on special thick paper stock. This is copy No. 137/150. Also included from McCrary is FreeThought Flyer No. 2, a single sheet folded into three panels double-door style & printed on both sides, with the WSB-related poem "Love Virus" by Hamlin with illustration of WSB by Christine Fullwood. Both poet & artist have hand-written their signatures at the title-illustration central panel. Both the flyer & the envelope in which it is stored are hand-numbered from an edition of 150- this is copy No. 130/150. This poem & illustration are also featured in the issue proper. A favorite WSB collectible of mine for obvious reasons; & an increasingly rare WSB-related gem in its own right, with association & provenance of distinguished contributors, if we may say so ourselves. In very fine condition, loose sheets folded once lengthwise with only very slight wear at edges & corners; one small spot at blank lower right side margin of front cover. Flyer in very fine condition with a few faint creases on surfaces; very slight wear & a few tiny bumps to edges & corners. Envelope in fine condition with very light rubbing to white surfaces; somewhat profuse but mild creasing at same along with edges & corners. Very Fine. [Item #3621]

Price: $50.00