The Paris Review Vol. 10 No. 39 (Fall 1966). George Plimpton, Edward Albee, Lawrence M. Bensky, Robert Bly, Tom Clark, E. E. Cummings, Diane di Prima, William Flanagan, Pablo Neruda, Ron Padgett, Harold Pinter, Ezra Pound, Martial Raysse.
The Paris Review Vol. 10 No. 39 (Fall 1966)

The Paris Review Vol. 10 No. 39 (Fall 1966)

Paris, France: Sadruddin Aga Khan, 1966. First Printing. Softcover. This vintage number of the prestigious literary journal then-edited by George Plimpton features in-depth interviews with two canonical mid-twentieth-century playwrights: American Edward Albee conducted by William Flanagan & preceded by facsimile manuscript page from a draft of his play A Delicate Balance; & Briton Harold Pinter conducted by Lawrence M. Bensky & preceded by a facsimile manuscript page from a draft of his play The Homecoming. Also annotated transcripts of letters from E.E. Cummings to Ezra Pound dating from the 1930s-1950s; poems by the prolific & underappreciated Tom Clark, primary Beat poet Diane di Prima, Chilean icon Pablo Neruda (co-translated by Robert Bly), New York School master Ron Padgett & others. With portfolio of artworks & short explanatory essay by Martial Raysse, fiction excerpts, notes on contributors, contemporary ads etc. Trade-format softcover in sewn binding, complete with intact sheet of subscription cards. A very rich, eclectic issue in this most collectible series. In fine condition with only very slight rubbing to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; very small area with creasing & slight loss of paper at upper spine-edge & corners; light rubbing & sparse spotting, light staining at edges of text block. Interior fine with tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves; binding in process of loosening at rear spine-edge but intact. Fine. [Item #3697]

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