The Paris Review Vol. 12 No. 48 (Fall 1969). George Plimpton, Donald Barthelme, Ted Berrigan, Jim Carroll, Tom Clark, Frank H. Crowther, Jim Dine, Brendan Gill, Gerard Malanga, Ron Padgett, Niki de Saint Phalle, John Steinbeck, Anne Waldman, E. B. White.
The Paris Review Vol. 12 No. 48 (Fall 1969)

The Paris Review Vol. 12 No. 48 (Fall 1969)

Paris, France: Sadruddin Aga Khan, 1969. First Printing. Softcover. This vintage number of the prestigious literary journal then-chiefly edited by George Plimpton features a compilation of commentaries by John Steinbeck, the iconic novelist of the American canon, who had died the previous year (1968). As the Editor's Note explains, Steinbeck had intended to be interviewed for the Review's "Art of Fiction" series late in life but was unable, so this tribute was created as his posthumous contribution. Also in this issue is a full-fledged, deeply insightful interview with another canonical American writer, the then-quite alive-&-well essayist E. B. White, introduced by Brendan Gill & conducted by Plimpton & Frank H. Crowther. With contributions of fiction including the innovative short story "Mouth" by Donald Barthelme; & an especially rich gathering of contemporary Beat-&-Beyond poets including Ted Berrigan, Jim Carroll, Tom Clark (then poetry editor of the Review), Jim Dine (better known as the great artist & sculptor), Gerard Malanga, Ron Padgett & Anne Waldman. With a graphic-artwork ("Letter to Diana") by Niki de Saint Phalle, notes on contributors, contemporary ads etc. Trade-format softcover in sewn binding, complete with intact sheet of subscription cards. A varied & very rewarding issue in this most collectible series. In fine condition with mild-to-moderate rubbing to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; small area of more significant rubbing, light staining & creasing at upper spine-front cover, edge & corner; very slight rubbing & occasional spotting, very small light staining at edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at mostly upper corners of some page leaves. Fine. [Item #3757]

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