The Paris Review Vol. 16 No. 64 (Winter 1975). George Plimpton, Kingsley Amis, Michael Barber, Michael Benedikt, William S. Burroughs, Gerald Clarke, Gene Frumkin, David Ignatow, Jane Kenyon, Vicki Linder, Gerard Malanga, Kristina McGrath, Vali Myers, Graham Petrie, P. G. Wodehouse.
The Paris Review Vol. 16 No. 64 (Winter 1975)

The Paris Review Vol. 16 No. 64 (Winter 1975)

Flushing, NY: Sadruddin Aga Khan, 1975. First Printing. Softcover. This vintage number of the venerable literary journal then-chiefly edited by George Plimpton features deep interviews of two iconic twentieth-century British novelists of different generations: Kingsley Amis (1922-1995), conducted by Michael Barber & including a facsimile manuscript page; & P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) who had recently died as noted (therefore likely his final interview), conducted by Gerald Clarke (later a key biographer of Truman Capote) & including a facsimile plot manuscript. Also in this issue is a portfolio of photographs of writers by Beat-&-Beyond legend Gerard Malanga accompanied by poems (including of William S. Burroughs with a short prose-poetic essay by David Ignatow), & another of artworks by Vali Myers with her photo by Malanga & commentary by Plimpton. With fiction by Vicki Lindner, Graham Petrie & others; an exemplary roster of distinguished contemporary poets including Michael Benedikt, Gene Frumkin, Jane Kenyon, Kristina McGrath & many more; notes on contributors; contemporary ads (look for Edward Dorn's Gunslinger). Trade-format softcover, complete with attached subscription card. An especially varied issue in this most collectible series. In fine condition with moderate rubbing, spotting & faint scratching to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; area at/near left & lower edges of front cover with significant but light spot-staining; mild rubbing, spotting & some light staining to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only small-to-tiny bumps, creases at corners of some page leaves. Fine. [Item #3840]

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