The Paris Review Vol. 11 No. 42 (Winter-Spring 1968). George Plimpton, Conrad Aiken, Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, Kenneth Koch, Gerard Malanga, Ed Sanders, Philip Whalen.
The Paris Review Vol. 11 No. 42 (Winter-Spring 1968)

The Paris Review Vol. 11 No. 42 (Winter-Spring 1968)

Paris, France: Sadruddin Aga Khan, 1968. First Printing. Softcover. This vintage "Fifteenth Anniversary" issue of the prestigious literary journal then-chiefly edited by George Plimpton features contributions by a particularly rich group of Beat Generation, -related & -beyond poets: Allen Ginsberg, Founding Father of the Beats ("City Midnight Junk Strains"); John Giorno ("Rose"); Kenneth Koch (five poems including "Ten Films"); Gerard Malanga ("Cold"); Ed Sanders ("Two Poems" sections I & II) & Philip Whalen ("The Grand Design" including facsimile illustration-diagrams). With many other poems, fiction, non-fiction, an in-depth interview of the canonical American poet & novelist Conrad Aiken conducted by Robert Hunter Wilbur & preceded by facsimile page of "Early draft of concluding lines of" his poem "Love's Grammarians," a portfolio of mannequin-sculptural art by Erro, notes on contributors, contemporary ads. Trade-format softcover in sewn binding, complete with intact sheet of subscription cards. An especially important issue (by our Beat-biased estimation) in this most collectible series in exceptionally very fine condition: Very light rubbing to front, back covers & spine; a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; light rubbing to edges & corners of text block. Interior very fine with only small bump-creases at corners of page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3739]

Price: $40.00