Evergreen Review Vol. 13 No. 67 (June 1969). Barney Rosset, William S. Burroughs, Robert Grossman, Nat Hentoff, Robert Hunter, Robert F. Kennedy, John Lahr, Jack Newfield, Daniel Odier.
Evergreen Review Vol. 13 No. 67 (June 1969)

Evergreen Review Vol. 13 No. 67 (June 1969)

New York, NY: Evergreen Review, Inc., 1969. First Printing. Glued Wrappers. This vintage number of the legendary literary, cultural & arts journal chiefly edited by Barney Rosset is distinguished with two very important contributions by William S. Burroughs, Founder's Founder of the Beat Generation & the Patron Saint (or Demon if you prefer) of our enterprise: The short story "My Mother and I Would Like to Know," a post-cut-up, (relatively) linear & lucid piece that takes place way in the future during "The uneasy spring of 1988" (first sentence) & features those fun-loving "Wild Boys," preceded with an illustration by Robert Grossman (pgs. 34-37); & "Journey Through Time-Space: An Interview with William S. Burroughs by Daniel Odier," an excerpt from the already-published first French edition entitled Entretiens avec William Burroughs (see our item No. 2039) translated into English, which would be published in its entirety as the more familiarly-titled The Job by Rosset's Grove Press the following year, preceded by a terrific illustrated portrait of WSB himself also by Grossman (pgs. 38-41, 78-89). Maynard & Miles, C227, pg. 159 & E27, pg. 205; Shoaf, Section III, No. 136, pg. 137; Schottlaender, C229, pg. 51. Also in this issue are contributions of hardboiled proto-Gonzo journalism by Nat Hentoff, Jack Newfield (on Robert F. Kennedy's assassination) & others; fiction including by Robert Hunter; on then-current theater by John Lahr (the now-venerable critic & biographer who is the son of Cowardly Lion Bert) & more. With many other far-out & risque illustrations, images & cartoons throughout; letters & contemporary ads (including for Dotson Rader's I Ain't Marchin' Anymore opposite copyright/ contents page); & a most moving illustration by Paul Davis of Robert F. Kennedy on front cover (we generally avoid controversy, but must loudly assert that Sirhan should never be released, except by death in prison, alone & despised). Well, then- a spectacular issue from the last year of the turbulent, still-resonant 1960s decade, of especial significance to the devoted WSB collector, & with elite Burroughsian provenance: From the collection of none other than Brian Schottlaender, author of "Anything But Routine," the most complete & up-to-date WSB bibliography now in its fourth ever-expanding online edition. We always consult our good friend Brian's ABR for all our WSB-related rarities, as above. In fine condition with mild rubbing, very faint scratching & waving to front, back covers & spine; a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same; light rubbing & browning to edges of text block. Interior fine with only a hint of browning, spotting mostly to blank margins of page leaves; tiny bumps, creases at mostly upper corners of some of same; one small area of blue-ink squiggles (as if the pen was being tested) at lower area of subscription promotion for the Review (which mars but does not render illegible an ad for the volume "Sadopaideia" & a subscription form, pg. 96). Fine. [Item #4612]

Price: $40.00