The Paris Review No. 38 (Summer 1966). George Plimpton, Joe Brainard, Olga Carlisle, Kenward Elmslie, Leroi Jones, Conrad Knickerbocker, Malcolm Lowry, Arthur Miller, James Salter, Peter Schjeldahl, Rose Styron.
The Paris Review No. 38 (Summer 1966)

The Paris Review No. 38 (Summer 1966)

Paris, France: Sadruddin Aga Khan, 1966. First Printing. Softcover. This vintage number of the venerable literary journal then-edited by George Plimpton features a collaborative work of art & poetry in the form of a graphic poem or comic by Joe Brainard & Kenward Elmslie, "The Power Plant Sestina." Brainard (1942-1994), the great New York School but ultimately sui generis artist-poet who died tragically of AIDS; & Elmslie, the prolific poet, artist & occasional playwright, were partners in art, literature & life. Also in this issue is a lengthy, investigative profile-essay including rare images on the great, elusive novelist Malcolm Lowry by Conrad Knickerbocker. As noted by the editor in borders on the first page of the essay (pg. 13), Knickerbocker, the great journalist who had conducted the now-classic interview with William S. Burroughs that appeared in an earlier issue of the Review & has been much-reprinted, had committed suicide during April 1966 at age 37. With a lengthy, deep interview of the great American playwright Arthur Miller conducted by Olga Carlisle & Rose Styron (wife of William); contributions of fiction & poetry by James Salter, Leroi Jones (just before his self-conversion into Amiri Baraka), Peter Schjeldahl & others; contemporary ads; notes on contributors. Trade-format softcover in sewn binding. An especially rich & varied issue in this most collectible series. In near-fine condition with mild rubbing to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; several small, light stains at front cover; previous owner's signature in thick black ink or crayon just below "Review" on front cover; sparse, very light spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine & complete with subscription cards sheet, with only miniscule bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Near Fine. [Item #3686]

Price: $25.00