The Paris Review Vol. 15 No. 60 (Winter 1974). George Plimpton, Michael Benedikt, Gail Godwin, Joseph Heller, Erica Jong, Peter Matthiessen, W. S. Merwin, Anne Sexton.
The Paris Review Vol. 15 No. 60 (Winter 1974)

The Paris Review Vol. 15 No. 60 (Winter 1974)

Flushing, NY: Sadruddin Aga Khan, 1974. First Printing. Softcover. This vintage number of the venerable literary journal then-chiefly edited by George Plimpton features an in-depth interview of the iconic American novelist Joseph Heller (1923-1999), author of Catch-22, conducted by Plimpton & preceded by a facsimile manuscript page from his then-just published novel Something Happened. Also interviewed at less length by Plimpton is the great novelist-naturalist Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), preceded by a facsimile manuscript page from his then-in progress novel Far Tortuga, which is excerpted along with contributions of prose fiction by Gail Godwin & others. With a typically distinguished roster of poets including Michael Benedikt, Erica Jong, W.S. Merwin, Anne Sexton (who had died by her own hand shortly before publication of this issue) & more. With two portfolios of photograph-sequence artworks by Duane Michaels, notes on contributors, contemporary ads. Trade-format softcover, complete with attached subscription card. Another highbrow, 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, creases at thin edges & corners of same; small vertical crease with very slight loss of paper to upper spine; light rubbing & sparse spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners & upper edges of a few page leaves. Fine. [Item #3830]

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