Evergreen Review Vol. 7 No. 29 (March - April 1963). Barney Rosset, Diane Arbus, Bertolt Brecht, William S. Burroughs, Jose Luis Cuevas, Eugene Ionesco, LeRoi Jones, Ann Morrissett, Oscar Peterson, Gary Snyder, Martin Williams.
Evergreen Review Vol. 7 No. 29 (March - April 1963)

Evergreen Review Vol. 7 No. 29 (March - April 1963)

New York, NY: Evergreen Review, Inc., 1963. First Printing. Softcover. This vintage number of the legendary literary, cultural & arts journal chiefly edited by Barney Rosset features two episodes from Nova Express by William S. Burroughs ("Gave Proof Through The Night" & "The Fish Poison Con," pgs. 109-116), the high cut-up novel which Rosset's Grove Press would be the first to publish in full the following year (1964). Maynard & Miles, C53, pg. 122; Shoaf, Section III, No. 41, pg. 129; Schottlaender, C53, pg. 34. The WSB episodes are preceded by a satire-homage by Ann Morrissett entitled "An Account of the Events Preceding the Death of Bill Burroughs." Also in this issue are further contributions of prose by Eugene Ionesco & others; a one-act play, "The Elephant Calf," by Bertolt Brecht; poetry by LeRoi Jones (later Amiri Baraka, "Black Dada Nihilismus"), Gary Snyder (still among the few surviving primary members of the Beat Generation, "The Public Bath") & more; a portfolio of artworks with text by Jose Luis Cuevas; & an article on Jazz pianists including Oscar Peterson by Martin Williams. With cover artwork by the great & incomparable photographer Diane Arbus, notes on contributors, contemporary ads (including for a suite of Cueva's lithographs, some of which were reproduced in this issue per above). Trade-format softcover in sewn binding. A particularly rich & varied issue in this eminently collectible series, especially for the WSB collector. In fine condition with mild-to-moderate rubbing, browning, scratching & faint creasing to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same; very light rubbing & browning to edges of text block. Interior fine with sparse spotting, rubbing to blank margins of a few page leaves; one underlining in ink of last four words of eighth-from-bottom line on pg. 51; small, faint creases & tiny bumps at mostly lower corners of some leaves. Fine. [Item #4460]

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