Evergreen Review Vol. 7 No. 30 (May - June 1963). Barney Rosset, Fyodor Abramov, Bob Adelman, Samuel Beckett, Paul Bowles, Driss Ben Hamid Charhadi, Ornette Coleman, Federico Garcia Lorca, John Frederick Nims, George Reavey, Gunther Schuller, Alexander Trocchi, Martin Williams.
Evergreen Review Vol. 7 No. 30 (May - June 1963)

Evergreen Review Vol. 7 No. 30 (May - June 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 an entire short novel (The New Life: A Day on a Collective Farm) by the acclaimed Soviet-Russian novelist & critic Fyodor Abramov (1920-1983), translated into English by George Reavey & preceding the issue proper beginning with copyright page. Also in this issue are a short play-monologue by Samuel Beckett ("Cascando"); prose including a short story-memoir ("The Whore") by the Moroccan storyteller Driss Ben Hamid Charhadi, recorded & transcribed into English by Paul Bowles; poetry by the canonical Spanish Master-Martyr Federico Garcia Lorca ("The Unfaithful Wife" translated by John Frederick nims), Beat-&-Beyond elusive spectre Alexander Trocchi & others; a portfolio of contemporary civil rights-era front line photographs by Bob Adelman (also on front cover); & a critical musical article featuring the works of Gunther Schuller & Ornette Coleman by Martin Williams. With letters, notes on contributors & contemporary ads (including for John Rechy's breakthrough first novel City of Night & Henry Miller's Black Spring, both published by Rosset's Grove Press, & for Thomas Pynchon's novel V.). Trade-format softcover in glued binding, complete with subscription promotion with sheet of removable cards. Another dizzyingly varied, rich & all-important issue in this most highly collectible series. In relatively near-fine condition with mild rubbing, browning, light creasing & occasional small spot-stains to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same; rather pronounced crease across length of spine; very light rubbing & occasional scratching to edges of text block. Interior near-fine with exposure to binding between ad pages (pgs. 8-9 of issue proper) coinciding with spine-crease noted above (but with these & all leaves fully attached); one asterisk in deep pencil at margin of an ad made by an enthusiastic former owner (pg. 2 of issue proper); small, faint creases & tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves. Near Fine. [Item #4476]

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