Transatlantic Review No. 25 (Summer 1967). J. F. McCrindle, William S. Burroughs, William Byler, Giles Gordon, Joyce Carol Oates, Malcolm Ritchie, D. M. Thomas, William Trevor, Sol Yurick.
Transatlantic Review No. 25 (Summer 1967)

Transatlantic Review No. 25 (Summer 1967)

London, England; New York, NY: The Transatlantic Review, 1967. First Printing. Softcover. A (groovy Summer-of-Love) vintage number of the acclaimed literary review, a joint production of the UK & USA chiefly edited by J.F. McCrindle. Featuring the story "23 Skidoo" (pgs. 93-96) by William S. Burroughs, a cautionary-hallucinatory classic written as his rewarding but challenging high cut-up phase was cooling into a (relatively) more lucid, linear stream-of-consciousness style. Maynard & Miles, C167, pg. 152; Shoaf, Section III, No. 103, pg. 134; Schottlaender, C173, pg. 46. Also in this self-titled "Special Issue" (front cover) are two novellas on which the Review bestowed its "Novella Award" including "Not with a whimper, but..." by Sol Yurick; poetry by William Byler, Giles Gordon, D.M. Thomas & others; stories including "In the warehouse" by Joyce Carol Oates, "Miss Smith" by William Trevor & more; & a few illustrations including by Malcolm Ritchie. With notes on contributors (including that "(WSB) is currently working on a children's book entitled Academy 23" !?), a few contemporary ads. Trade-format softcover, complete with loose, substantially mint subscription card which was to be filled in & mailed to London or NYC. A most important issue especially by our WSB-worshipping standards, one of several with his key contributions. In relatively near-fine condition with mild rubbing, somewhat extensive but faint scratching & creasing to front, esp. back covers & spine; mild wear & some tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; mild rubbing to edges of text block; sparse, light spotting to upper edge of same. Interior near-fine with slight loosening of first two page leaves (but still attached to binding); diminishing closed tears & gauges with very slight loss of paper at blank inner upper corner-margins of first four leaves; small, faint creases & tiny bumps to mostly upper corners of some leaves. Near Fine. [Item #4419]

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