Evergreen Review Vol. 4 No. 13 (May - June 1960) with: Vol. 4 No. 14 (September - October 1960). Barney Rosset, Lionel Abel, Dore Ashton, Samuel Beckett, Bertolt Brecht, Art Buchwald, Rene Clair, Edward Dorn, Jean Dubuffet, Martin Esslin, Philip Guston, Eugene Ionesco, Alfred Jarry, Charlie Parker, Jacques Prevert, Roger Shattuck, Jerry Tallmer, Philip Whalen, Martin Williams.
Evergreen Review Vol. 4 No. 13 (May - June 1960) with: Vol. 4 No. 14 (September - October 1960)
Evergreen Review Vol. 4 No. 13 (May - June 1960) with: Vol. 4 No. 14 (September - October 1960)
Evergreen Review Vol. 4 No. 13 (May - June 1960) with: Vol. 4 No. 14 (September - October 1960)
Evergreen Review Vol. 4 No. 13 (May - June 1960) with: Vol. 4 No. 14 (September - October 1960)

Evergreen Review Vol. 4 No. 13 (May - June 1960) with: Vol. 4 No. 14 (September - October 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. 13 (May - June 1960)- This issue, titled "What is 'Pataphysics?," is introduced in a "Superliminal Note" by Roger Shattuck, who states seven definitions-principals beginning with " 'Pataphysics is the science of the realm beyond metaphysics; or, 'Pataphysics lies as far beyond metaphysics as metaphysics lies beyond physics- in one direction or another." We believe this issue is satirizing /spoofing (especially French) dense critical-theoretical bloviations that attempted to explain the works of (or were emitted by) contributors to this dizzying issue including Rene Clair, Jean Dubuffet, Eugene Ionesco, Alfred Jarry & many other artists, essayists, poets, playwrights & (above all?) provocateurs. With many images of the venerable 'Pataphysicists & graphics, illustrations that augment the humor & puzzlement of the texts; contemporary ads (including for Big Table 4 featuring William S. Burroughs' "Back Seat of Dreaming") & intact subscription promotion with sheet of removable cards. (2) Evergreen Review Vol. 4 No. 14 (September - October 1960)- with this issue we return to a relatively lucid & familiar roster including Samuel Beckett ("From an Unabandoned Work"), Lionel Abel's review of a biography of Bertolt Brecht by Martin Esslin, square-but-cool humorist Art Buchwald's dispatch "The Upbeat Beatnik" from Paris, the poem "A Fate of Unannounced Yeas" by Edward Dorn, a color portfolio of artworks by Philip Guston preceded by a short introductory essay on the artist by Dore Ashton, a critical assessment of the recordings of Jazz Giant Charlie Parker by Martin Williams, a review of the seminal Jazz documentary "Jazz on a Summer's Day" by Jerry Talmer, the poem "The Same Old Jazz" by Beat-Zen Master Philip Whalen & more. With notes on contributors, contemporary ads (including for Donald Allen's canonical anthology The New American Poets) & another intact subscription promotion with sheet of removable cards. Trade-format softcovers in sewn bindings. Two rare & significant issues of this most collectible & influential series. (1) in good-to-near-fine condition with mild-to-moderate rubbing, scratching, creasing & spotting to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; small area of intensive creasing & slight loss of paper at upper-left edges & corner of back cover; mild rubbing & occasional spot-staining to edges of text block. Interior fine with light spotting to a few page leaves & esp. inner covers; tiny bumps at corners of some of same. (2) near-fine with mild rubbing, scratching & creasing to front, back covers & spine; very light wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; light rubbing & occasional spotting to edges of text block. Interior fine with small, faint creases & tiny bumps at upper corners of page leaves. Good- Near Fine; Near Fine. [Item #4297]

Price: $80.00