Evergreen Review Vol. 6 No. 24 (May - June 1962). Barney Rosset, Louis Armstrong, Joseph Barry, Julian Beck, Brassai, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Henry Miller, Sine, Philip Whalen, Martin Williams.
Evergreen Review Vol. 6 No. 24 (May - June 1962)

Evergreen Review Vol. 6 No. 24 (May - June 1962)

New York, NY: Evergreen Review, Inc., 1962. First Printing. Softcover. This vintage number of the legendary literary, cultural & arts journal chiefly edited by Barney Rosset features an essay on nighttime Paris by one of its foremost authorities, the great proto-Beat mentor Henry Miller, interspersed with classic images of the nocturnal city by Brassai (Gyula Halasz), the acclaimed photographer. Also in this issue are contributions of poetry by Beat poet- Buddhist monk Philip Whalen, New York Schoolers Bill Berkson & Frank O'Hara (two collaborative prose-poems) & others; prose essays by the (almost literally) immortal Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Joseph Barry & more; activist journalism ("Report from Times Square") by the great avant-garde theater figure & actor Julian Beck; an article on Jazz icon Louis Armstrong's music by Martin Williams including several photographs & a portfolio of cartoons by the French artist Sine (Maurice Sinet). With notes on contributors, contemporary ads (including for Vladimir Nabokov's Pale Fire & several works by Jean Genet). Trade-format softcover in sewn binding, all-but-complete (see below) with subscription promotion including sheet of removable cards. Another rich & varied issue in this most collectible series. In near-fine condition with moderate rubbing & scratching to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; mild rubbing & sparse spotting to edges of text block esp. upper edge. Interior near-fine with lower half of third page leaf (both sides consisting of ads) cut out, small area of marginalia in blue ink at blank area recto of same; one "X" in blue ink each at blank margins of fourth & fifth page leaf rectos; one "X" in blue ink at blank margins of pages 122, 123 (next to ads); slight spotting & brown-staining at mostly blank areas of inner covers & endpapers; tiny bumps at mostly upper corners of a few page leaves. Near Fine. [Item #4416]

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