The Paris Review Vol. 13 No. 52 (Summer 1971). George Plimpton, Ted Berrigan, James Blake, Jim Dine, Anselm Hollo, Barbara Kevles, Joyce Carol Oates, Anne Sexton, Lewis Warsh.
The Paris Review Vol. 13 No. 52 (Summer 1971)

The Paris Review Vol. 13 No. 52 (Summer 1971)

Paris, France: Sadruddin Aga Khan, 1971. First Printing. Softcover. This vintage number of the venerable literary journal then-chiefly edited by George Plimpton features an in-depth interview of the canonical, Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Anne Sexton (1928-1974), conducted (three years prior to Sexton's suicide) by Barbara Kevles & preceded by a facsimile manuscript page. Also in this issue are contributions of fiction including the innovative short story "Plot" by the great (if absurdly prolific) author Joyce Carol Oates; a selection of letters from prison by James Blake excerpted from his then-just published book The Joint; & a roster of top-tier poets including such Beat-New York School-&-Beyond figures as Ted Berrigan, Anselm Hollo & Lewis Warsh, & the celebrated artist Jim Dine. With notes on contributors, contemporary ads. Trade-format softcover in sewn binding, complete with intact sheet of subscription cards. Another very rich, varied issue in this most collectible series. In fine condition with mild rubbing (most pronounced at blank, black back cover), occasional spotting & short creasing to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; light vertical creases across spine; very light rubbing & sparse spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only small-to-tiny bumps & creases at mostly upper corners of page leaves. Fine. [Item #3801]

Price: $30.00