Evergreen Review Vol. 4 No. 11 (January - February 1960) with: Vol. 4 No. 12 (March - April 1960). Barney Rosset, Edward Albee, Antonin Artaud, Dore Ashton, Bertolt Brecht, William S. Burroughs, Albert Camus, Robert Duncan, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Gelber, Allen Ginsberg, Louis Ginsberg, Nat Hentoff, Andre Hodeir, Jasper Johns, LeRoi Jones, Jack Kerouac, Seymour Krim, Philip Lamantia, Norman Mailer, Robert Rauschenberg, Alain Resnais, Larry Rivers, Jean-Paul Sartre, Terry Southern, Mark Tobey, Alexander Trocchi.
Evergreen Review Vol. 4 No. 11 (January - February 1960) with: Vol. 4 No. 12 (March - April 1960)
Evergreen Review Vol. 4 No. 11 (January - February 1960) with: Vol. 4 No. 12 (March - April 1960)
Evergreen Review Vol. 4 No. 11 (January - February 1960) with: Vol. 4 No. 12 (March - April 1960)
Evergreen Review Vol. 4 No. 11 (January - February 1960) with: Vol. 4 No. 12 (March - April 1960)

Evergreen Review Vol. 4 No. 11 (January - February 1960) with: Vol. 4 No. 12 (March - April 1960)

New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc., 1960. First Printings. Softcovers. Two contiguous, early vintage numbers of the legendary literary journal chiefly edited by Barney Rosset & published by his Grove Press imprint: (1) Evergreen Review Vol. 4 No. 11 (January-February 1960)- this issue features William S. Burroughs' "Deposition: Testimony Concerning a Sickness," the classic essay that went on to serve as a fore- or afterword to most editions of WSB's breakthrough work Naked Lunch. Also in this landmark number are contributions of poetry & prose by Antonin Artaud, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Philip Lamantia, Jean-Paul Sartre, Terry Southern & more; a portfolio of artworks by Mark Tobey following an essay on the artist by Dore Ashton; & reviews including of Jack Gelber's play The Connection by Nat Hentoff & of Norman Mailer's Advertisements for Myself by Seymour Krim. With notes on contributors, contemporary ads (including for Hanover records' Kerouac LPs & Robert Frank's seminal portfolio The Americans). (2) Evergreen Review Vol. 4 No. 12 (March - April 1960)- this issue features a lengthy 1957 essay against capital punishment by the great French novelist & philosopher Albert Camus, who died in an accident shortly before publication in January 1960, on special yellow paper stock preceding the issue proper, as a memorial tribute. Also in this milestone number are contributions of poetry & prose by Edward Albee (his one-act play The Zoo Story), Bertolt Brecht, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Louis Ginsberg (Allen's father), LeRoi Jones (later Amiri Baraka), Alexander Trocchi & more; a portfolio of contemporary artworks including by Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg & Larry Rivers (the latter on front cover); & reviews including "An Analysis of Alain Resnais' Film Hiroshima Mon Amour" by Andre Hodeir. With notes on contributors; contemporary ads from publishers, booksellers, art galleries etc. Trade-format softcovers in sewn bindings. Two exceptionally important issues in this most highly collectible series at the forefront of mid-twentieth century literature, art & culture. (1) in good-to-near-fine condition with moderate rubbing, browning, scratching, creasing & spotting to front, back covers & esp. spine; mild wear, creasing & some tiny bumps at thin edges & corners of same; lower right corner of front cover with very small loss of paper surrounded by small, faded water(?) stain; moderate browning, rubbing, spotting & staining to edges of text block esp. side edge. Interior near-fine with very light browning mostly at blank margins of page leaves; small areas of light water(?) staining at blank lower side margins of same; previous owner's ink signature on first (copyright) page angled at upper margin, very slightly obscuring an ad. (2) also good-to-near-fine with moderate rubbing, browning, scratching, creasing & spot-staining to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same; moderate browning, rubbing & spotting to edges of text block. Interior fine with very light browning mostly at blank margins of page leaves; small water(?) stains at blank lower side margins & corners of a few page leaves; tiny bumps at corners of a few of same. Good- Near Fine. [Item #4286]

Price: $80.00