Evergreen Review Vol. 11 No. 46 (April 1967). Barney Rosset, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Michael O'Donoghue, Donald Richie, Irving Rosenthal, A. B. Spellman, Frank Springer, Cecil Taylor, Parker Tyler, Andy Warhol.
Evergreen Review Vol. 11 No. 46 (April 1967)

Evergreen Review Vol. 11 No. 46 (April 1967)

New York, NY: Evergreen Review, Inc., 1967. First Printing. Glued Wrappers. This vintage number of the legendary literary, cultural & arts journal chiefly edited by Barney Rosset features "Exterminator!" by William S. Burroughs, actually what would become the introductory chapter in the short novel-length work of the same name published six years later (pgs. 54-55). Maynard & Miles, C164, pg. 151; Shoaf, Section III, No. 100, pg. 134; Schottlaender, C155, pg. 44. Also in this key Beat-&-Beyond, height-of-the-1960s-counterculture issue is the poem "Chances R" by another Founding Father of the Beat Generation, Allen Ginsberg, preceded on opposite page by a colorful, psychedelic & uncredited illustration of the same title (pgs. 56-57). Dowden, Section D, pg. 73; Morgan, C312, pg. 242. With more contributions of fiction & poetry including by Donald Richie & Irving Rosenthal; a surreal cinematic "scenario" & text for an episode of the risque "Adventures of Phoebe Zeit-Geist" comic series by Michael O'Donoghue (of future National Lampoon fame, the latter illustrated by Frank Springer); an article on the music of avant garde Jazz giant Cecil Taylor by A.B. Spellman; another on the films of Andy Warhol by Parker Tyler illustrated with stills therefrom & more. With letters, contemporary ads (including for a Warhol production of Aspen Magazine). Published during the spring preceding 1967's "Summer of Love," this issue is among the supreme exemplars of that heady period in American & world literature, culture & art. Magazine-format journal in glued wrappers, complete with attached subscription promotion & card. A particularly rich & rewarding issue in this most collectible series, especially for devotees of WSB, Ginsberg & the 1960s countercultural zenith. In relatively good-to-near-fine condition with moderate-to-significant rubbing, creasing to front, back covers & spine esp. at/ near outer edges of covers; mild wear, tiny bumps & creases at thin edges & corners of same; moderate rubbing & browning to edges of text block. Interior near-fine with light browning mostly to margins of page leaves; very faint, slight vertical wave through outer margins of same & covers; small, light creases & tiny bumps at corners of some of same. Good- Near Fine. [Item #4491]

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