Jaguar Vol. 2 No. 1 (January 1966). Jacqueline Wright, William S. Burroughs, Stanley Fisher, Lynn Pomeroy, Steven Tyler.
Jaguar Vol. 2 No. 1 (January 1966)

Jaguar Vol. 2 No. 1 (January 1966)

New York, NY: Jaguar Publications, Inc., 1966. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Magazine. This number of the Playboy-era American men's magazine edited by Jacqueline Wright features an interview with William S. Burroughs conducted by an unknown staff writer entitled "William Burroughs: Prophet or Pornographer?" (pgs. 16-17, 66-68). The interview took place during WSB's break from expatriatism in Tangier while he lived at 22 Centre Street in lower Manhattan approximately between March-September 1965. Several vintage photo images of WSB at that time & place are placed with the title preceding the interview. Much of the interview is devoted to a discussion of WSB's breakthrough novel Naked Lunch, with several generous excerpts interspersed & identified between questions & answers. Maynard & Miles, E5, pg. 201; Shoaf, Section IV, No. 17, pg. 169; Schottlaender, C135, pg. 43. Also in this issue are plenty of black-&-white & color portfolios of naked young women including "Hot little hipster" Lynn Pomeroy, "...a way-out chick that we met at a meeting of...the Committee to Legalize Marihuana, an organization founded by Beatnik poets Allen Ginsberg and Ed Sanders" with centerfold; an article on "Sex-o-Cide" collage artist Stanley Fisher (1926-1980) with many images of his works that we think have a WSB cut-up, Plymell-esque sensibility; fiction including "Twenty-Thousand Feet Under Madison Avenue ("A chilling story of the sex of tomorrow" as noted on contents page) by Steven Tyler; etc. With risqué cartoons & illustrations but, somewhat surprisingly, no contemporary ads as might be expected of such publications. From the collection of 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. A very rare & most interesting WSB appearance with real substance, & with his as well as other Beat-&-Beyond Founding Fathers' popular influence- & exploitation- resonating through this exemplary old-time adult magazine (we wonder how the surviving models, by now at least in their mid-seventies, appear today...). In relatively good-to-near-fine condition with moderate rubbing, creasing & scratching to front, back covers & stapled spine; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same; short,faint waving esp. near lower right corner of front cover through issue; moderate rubbing & browning to edges of text block. Interior fine with mild-to-moderate rubbing, browning mostly to blank margins of page leaves; tiny bumps, very small creases & waves at corners of some of same; very small areas of light (water?) staining at mostly blank lower corners of a few of same. Good- Near Fine. [Item #4627]

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