The Paris Review Vol. 12 No. 46 (Spring 1969). George Plimpton, Ted Berrigan, Rene Bertholo, Clark Coolidge, John Dos Passos, Kenneth Koch, Philip Metcalfe, Ron Padgett, David Sanders, Aram Saroyan, Philip Whalen.
The Paris Review Vol. 12 No. 46 (Spring 1969)

The Paris Review Vol. 12 No. 46 (Spring 1969)

Paris, France: Sadruddin Aga Khan, 1969. First Printing. Softcover. This vintage number of the venerable literary journal then-chiefly edited by George Plimpton features a deep & insightful very-late-in-life interview with the great American writer John Dos Passos (1896-1970), author of the canonical USA Trilogy, conducted by David Sanders & preceded by a facsimile manuscript page of his later novel, Mid-century (which reminds us almost of a Burroughsian cut-up). Also in this issue are contributions of fiction by John Metcalfe & others; a portfolio of imaginative art-&-writing works by Rene Bertholo; & a very rich gathering of Beat-&-Beyond eminent poets including Ted Berrigan, Clark Coolidge, Kenneth Koch, Ron Padgett, Aram Saroyan & Philip Whalen. With notes on contributors, contemporary ads (look for Allen Ginsberg's Planet News, Anne Waldman & Lewis Warsh's Angel Hair journal...) etc. Trade-format softcover in sewn binding, complete with intact sheet of subscription cards. Another important, rewarding issue in this most collectible series. In near-fine condition with mild rubbing, light browning to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases to edges & corners of same; several moderate-to-large but fairly faint angled creases at lower left area of front cover; one short but deep crease at mid-right lower margin/ edge of back cover that decreasingly echoes through last thirty or so page leaves; very light rubbing & occasional spotting to edges of text block. Interior fine with only crease-echoes noted above; small-to-tiny bumps, faint creases to corners of page leaves. Near Fine. [Item #3753]

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