New Departures No. 7-8 & 10-11. Michael Horovitz, Samuel Beckett, William S. Burroughs, John Cage, Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg, Thom Gunn, Jack Hirschman, Anselm Hollo, David Hockney, Ted Hughes, Jack Kerouac, Lyn Lifshin, Michael McClure, Jeff Nuttall, Kenneth Patchen.
New Departures No. 7-8 & 10-11

New Departures No. 7-8 & 10-11

ISBN: 090268907X
London, England: Michael Horovitz, 1975. First Printing. Softcover. This double-double number of the UK literary journal edited & published by Michael Horovitz brims with mostly original contributions by a wide mixture of the most well- & unknown cutting-edge literary figures (& some artists & musicians for good measure) from the time of (or recently deceased at) its publication during 1975 to now & beyond, compiled over many years since the previous issue. Featuring a prose-poem piece by William S. Burroughs, "The Evening News," along with facsimiles of a delightful short letter from WSB to the editor helping to explain it, & of a photograph of WSB circa mid-1960s (pgs. 120-121; Shoaf, Section III, No. 227, pg. 146; Schottlaender, C388, pg. 65). Also in this landmark issue are many, many mostly short, single contributions by Samuel Beckett, John Cage, Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg, Thom Gunn, Jack Hirschman, David Hockney (drawings of Picasso, etc.), Ted Hughes, Jack Kerouac, R.D. Laing, Lyn Lifshin, Michael McClure, Jeff Nuttall, Kenneth Patchen & scores of others famous & then-(some still) obscure. With reproductions of cartoons, collages, drawings, paintings, photos etc. As written on the front cover, this truly is "...a Cornucopia of the Perennial Arts- Seek Within and ye shall find..." A great rarity of literature & art with ever so much between its covers, not least a very special, multifaceted appearance by WSB. Trade-format softcover in sewn binding. In near-fine condition with moderate rubbing, browning, scratching & creasing to front, back covers & esp. spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same; mild rubbing, browning & occasional spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only light browning at mostly blank margins of page leaves; tiny bumps at mostly upper corners of some of same. Near Fine. [Item #4292]

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