The Paris Review Vol. 14 No. 54 (Summer 1972). George Plimpton, Tom Clark, Kenward Elmslie, Allen Ginsberg, Howard Grey, Jerzy Kosinski, Rocco Landesman, Michael O'Donoghue, Ron Padgett.
The Paris Review Vol. 14 No. 54 (Summer 1972)

The Paris Review Vol. 14 No. 54 (Summer 1972)

Paris, France: Sadruddin Aga Khan, 1972. First Printing. Softcover. This vintage number of the venerable literary journal then-chiefly edited by George Plimpton features the poem "An Open Window on Chicago" by Beat Generation Founding Father Allen Ginsberg, dated January 8, 1967- near the apex of his Buddhist-hippie flower power phase. The next year, Ginsberg would famously be among those vainly attempting to keep the peace at the Democratic National Convention in that city. Also in this issue are contributions of poetry by Tom Clark (also then-poetry editor of the Review), Ron Padgett & others; fiction by Kenward Elmslie, Michael O'Donoghue & more; & an in-depth interview with the great Polish-American Holocaust survivor-novelist Jerzy Kosinski (The Painted Bird, Being There etc.) conducted by Plimpton & Rocco Landesman. With collage-graphic-comic artwork by Howard Grey ("The Open Secret"), notes on contributors, contemporary ads. Trade-format softcover in sewn binding, complete with intact sheet of subscription cards. Another varied, rewarding issue in this classic series, especially for the Ginsberg collector. In fine condition with only mild-to-moderate rubbing to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; faint angled crease at/near lower right corner of front cover; a touch of rubbing & tiny scratches to lower edge of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves. Fine. [Item #3773]

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