The Paris Review Vol. 12, No. 47 (Summer 1969). George Plimpton, John Ashbery, Peter Buckman, Tom Clark, Robert Creeley, William Fifield, Robert Graves, David Hockney, Sarah Plimpton, Charles Plymell, Ed Sanders.
The Paris Review Vol. 12, No. 47 (Summer 1969)

The Paris Review Vol. 12, No. 47 (Summer 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 an in-depth interview with the great, super-prolific British historical novelist & poet Robert Graves (1895-1985), conducted by Peter Buckman & William Fifield, & preceded by a facsimile manuscript page. Also in this issue are contributions of fiction including by Sarah Plimpton (possibly a relation of George's, though not his second wife whom he married during 1992); a portfolio of illustrations for Grimm's Fairy Tales by the great artist David Hockney; & a rich array of poems including by John Ashbery & such primary Beat-&-Beyond poets as Tom Clark (also then-poetry editor of the Review), Robert Creeley, Charles Plymell (a rare appearance of our Literary Outlaw hero in such a highbrow journal) & Ed Sanders. With notes on contributors, contemporary ads etc. Trade-format softcover in sewn binding, complete with intact sheet of subscription cards. Another superbly varied issue in this most collectible series. In fine condition with light rubbing to front, back covers & spine; a bit of wear & some tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; areas of light spot-staining to back cover (a list of back issues) not effecting legibility; miniscule amount of rubbing to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves. Fine. [Item #3771]

Price: $30.00