The Paris Review Vol. 16 No. 62 (Summer 1975). George Plimpton, Diane Ackerman, Joe Brainard, Christo, Stuart Dybek, Richard Ford, Joan Larkin, Peter Stitt, James Wright.
The Paris Review Vol. 16 No. 62 (Summer 1975)

The Paris Review Vol. 16 No. 62 (Summer 1975)

Flushing, NY: Sadruddin Aga Khan, 1975. First Printing. Softcover. Very Fine. This vintage number of the prestigious literary journal then-chiefly edited by George Plimpton features an in-depth interview with the canonical American poet James Wright (1927-1980) conducted by Peter Stitt & preceded by a facsimile manuscript page. Also in this issue is a portfolio of ten poems by Wright, & a roster of contemporary poets including Diane Ackerman, Stuart Dybeck, Joan Larkin & many more. With contributions of fiction including the continuation of the story "The Friendly Way" by the great New York School-&-Beyond writer-artist Joe Brainard; & the early short story "Shooting the Rest Area" by Richard Ford (prior to his fame as a prize-winning novelist when he was a faculty member of the University of Michigan here in Ann Arbor). Also portfolios of artworks by Christo (1935-2020, illustrated chronicle of his attempt to have one of his sweeping artworks permitted for installation) & Donald Evans (stamp-artworks with commentaries). With notes on contributors, contemporary ads. Trade-format softcover, complete with attached subscription card. Another richly varied issue in this most collectible series. In fine condition with mild rubbing & spotting to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; several thin, faint vertical creases across spine; one small, jagged crease across lower-middle of same; light rubbing & occasional spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Fine. [Item #3825]

Price: $30.00