Evergreen Review Vol. 12 No. 52 (March 1968). Barney Rosset, William S. Burroughs, Nat Hentoff, John Lahr, Jack Newfield, Gary Snyder, Tom Stoppard, Ann Weisman.
Evergreen Review Vol. 12 No. 52 (March 1968)

Evergreen Review Vol. 12 No. 52 (March 1968)

New York, NY: Evergreen Review, Inc., 1968. First Printing. Glued Wrappers. This vintage number of the legendary literary, cultural & arts journal chiefly edited by Barney Rosset features "Johnny 23," a short story by William S. Burroughs exemplary of the tail-end of the great(est of them all in our estimation) writer's cut-up phase segueing into his later, (relatively) lucid style- & with WSB's favorite number of personal-mythological significance in its title. Accompanied with an illustration by Ann Weisman on opposite page (pgs. 26-27). Maynard & Miles, C191, pg. 155; Shoaf, Section III, No. 118, pg. 136; Schottlaender, C182, pg. 47. Also in this issue published at the high mark of the 1960s counterculture: The essay "Passage to More Than India" by Beat Generation primary poet Gary Snyder (its title obviously a play on that of E.M. Forster's classic novel); topical-contemporary journalism by the hard-boiled greats Nat Hentoff & Jack Newfield; an early essay on "Theater and Propaganda" by the venerable critic-biographer John Lahr (son of Cowardly Lion Bert); the complete, acclaimed & still-popular play "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" by Tom Stoppard; & more. With many other far-out graphics & illustrations throughout, letters, contemporary ads (including for ABC records' recently released albums by Albert Ayler, John Coltrane et al.). Complete with attached subscription promotion/ card for the Review, & another for the New York Free Press (motto: "You Can't Trust Us," with cartoon parody of a Michelangelo fresco you must see to believe). Another significant issue in this highly important series, especially for the dedicated WSB collector. In relatively good-to-near-fine condition with mild rubbing & some tiny spots to front cover; mostly closed tear across much of spine causing extensive loosening from binding; moderate rubbing, scratching & creasing to back cover; mild wear & some tiny bumps to edges & corners of covers; much more extensive with slight loss of paper to spine-edges & corners; moderate rubbing & browning to edges of text block. Interior fine with mild browning & spotting mostly to blank margins of page leaves; very small creases, tiny bumps at corners of some of same; blank lower corner of subscription card torn with slight-moderate loss of paper. Good- Near Fine. [Item #4519]

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