Magical Blend Issue No. 26 (April 1990). Michael Peter Langevin, Jerry Snider, William S. Burroughs, Maya Angelou, Ed Buryn, Ivan Stang, Robert Anton Wilson.
Magical Blend Issue No. 26 (April 1990)

Magical Blend Issue No. 26 (April 1990)

ISBN: (ISSN)10404287
San Francisco, CA: Magical Blend, 1990. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This number of the New-Ageish fringe-cult magazine produced between 1979-2006, published & edited by Michael Peter Langevin & Jerry Snider, features "Blast On Through: A Review of The Western Lands by William S. Burroughs" written by the noted Beat scholar Michael White. This insightful & lengthy essay analyzes WSB's final volume of his late trilogy (1987, see our item No.s 4062, 2667), following Cities of the Red Night (1981, Item No. 4036) & The Place of Dead Roads (1984, Item No.s 1556, 2905). This essay also discusses the larger subjects of WSB's ideas & works. Opposite the first page is reproduction of a photograph by Ed Buryn depicting the soaring towers of the destined-to-fall World Trade Center, with a tiny bird flying across them that to this writer seems to inadvertently predict the horrifying sight of human victims jumping to their deaths that have been seared into our collective consciousness (pgs. 66-67, 70-72, 94). Shoaf, Section IV, No. 140, pg. 182. Also in this issue are articles by Michael Toms on the poetry of Maya Angelou; "rev." Ivan Stang on his hilarious cult "Church of the Subgenius" led by the pipe-smoking character "Bob Dobbs Jr. (registered)"; Robert Anton Wilson (1932-2007), author of the famous Illuminatus! Trilogy, on various contemporary-futurist topics; & much more. With many other quite Magical illustrations, graphics & contemporary ads. 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, though he did not include this item- or did we miss it? It appears to be ABR's policy to include critical writings on WSB only as stand-alone productions, perhaps our dear colleague could introduce a new section with critical reviews of WSB as contributions to periodicals in the next edition now in progress- although we realize that would be quite a task indeed. In any case, this is a very rare & rewarding WSB-&-Co.-related collectible, with distinguished provenance. In fine condition with mild rubbing, faint scratching & creasing to front, back covers & stapled spine; a bit of wear & some tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; several very small water(?) spot-stains along spine-edge of back cover; slight rubbing, browning & a few tiny scratches to edges of text block; short purple felt-tip line (remainder mark?) across width of lower edge of same near spine. Interior fine with light browning mostly to blank margins of page leaves; small, faint creases & tiny bumps at corners of some of same; two very small asterisks hand-drawn in blue ink at blank margins next to paragraphs of text on pg. 64. Fine. [Item #4651]

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