Evergreen Review Vol. 6 No. 26 (September - October 1962). Barney Rosset, Joseph Barry, Edward de Grazia, Edward Field, Paul Flora, Billie Holiday, Anselm Hollo, Norman Mailer, Martin Williams, Yevgeny Yevtushenko.
Evergreen Review Vol. 6 No. 26 (September - October 1962)

Evergreen Review Vol. 6 No. 26 (September - October 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 by Norman Mailer, the prolific & pugilistic provocateur of American Letters ("truth and Being; Nothing and Time: A broken Fragment From A Long Novel," pgs. 68-74). Also in this issue are contributions of poetry by Edward Field & others; Joseph Barry's "Letter from Paris" on then-cutting-edge doings in that fabled city; a short play by Edward de Grazia (who as council for William S. Burroughs won an obscenity trial against the novel Naked Lunch after it was published by Rosset's fearless Grove Press, in the course of which he enlisted Mailer & others to vouch for WSB); a portfolio of artworks by Paul Flora (also on front cover); an essay on the tragic life & immortal work of Jazz icon Billie Holiday by Martin Williams; a critical essay by Anselm Hollo ("Fake It New"- a great take on Pound's dictum "Make it new," we think); an interview with the great Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko (here spelled without the "Y"s) & more. With notes on contributors, contemporary ads (including for Jean Genet's play The Screens published by Grove Press). Trade-format softcover in sewn binding, complete with subscription promotion including sheet of removable cards. Another very interesting, rich & varied issue in this most collectible series. In fine condition with mild rubbing, scratching, fading & occasional spotting to front, back covers & esp. spine; very light wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same; very light rubbing, browning & sparse spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves; small stains at blank upper edges/ margins of two leaves (pgs. 89-92, esp. 90-91). Fine. [Item #4431]

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