Mulch 4 Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter 1973-74) (Tom Clark's Copy). Robert Creeley, Theodore Enslin, Allen Ginsberg, David Glotzer, Basil King, Harry Lewis, Jackson Mac Low, Robert Vas Dias, Diane Wakoski, John Wieners.
Mulch 4 Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter 1973-74) (Tom Clark's Copy)
Mulch 4 Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter 1973-74) (Tom Clark's Copy)
Mulch 4 Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter 1973-74) (Tom Clark's Copy)

Mulch 4 Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter 1973-74) (Tom Clark's Copy)

New York, NY: Mulch Press, 1973. First Printing. Softcover. Tom Clark's copy with his ownership signature & marginalia. This vintage number of the venerable literary-critical journal features the first appearance of "The Visions of the Great Rememberer" by Allen Ginsberg, Founding Father of the Beat Generation. A memoir of Jack Kerouac & Neal Cassady that takes off from the text of Kerouac's then-recently posthumously published Visions of Cody, this is a key, illuminating prose work in the Ginsberg canon. With illustrations by Basil king, a noted artist who studied at the fabled Black Mountain College & was also an editor of Mulch. The following year (1974), this memoir was published in book form by Mulch Press with additional materials & images (see our item No. 2840). Within this lengthy Ginsberg piece, there are scholarly-academic notes in pencil at lower margins of pages 64-65, & underlinings in red pencil on pages 61 & 95. This marginalia is in the hand of Tom Clark (1941-2018), the brilliant & prolific poet, novelist, editor & biographer who was a part of the circles & schools of Ginsberg, others in this issue & many more. On front endpaper, Clark has hand-written his owner's signature in red pencil. Also in this issue are contributions of poetry by Theodore Enslin & Robert Vas Dias (also a contributing editor of Mulch), fiction, history, anthropology & an extensive section of reviews including of contemporary works of Robert Creeley by David Glotzer, Ginsberg by Harry Lewis (also an editor of Mulch), Jackson Mac Low by Vas Dias, Diane Wakoski & John Wieners, both by Lewis. With further illustrations & images, a few contemporary ads etc. Trade-format softcover original. A rare & rewarding Ginsberg & co. collectible, especially enriched by the learned notes of its distinguished previous owner, the late great Tom Clark. In near-fine condition with mild rubbing, browning, creasing & spotting to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases to edges & corners of same; moderate-to-profuse spotting at edges of text block. Interior fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves; spotting at mostly blank areas of same. Near Fine. [Item #3742]

Price: $30.00