High Rock Review Vol. 2 No. 1 (1981). Ronda Anderson, Robert Benson, Frank Judge, Joseph Levy, Allan Morris, Wayne Perras, David Scavone, Elizabeth Skinner.
High Rock Review Vol. 2 No. 1 (1981)
High Rock Review Vol. 2 No. 1 (1981)
High Rock Review Vol. 2 No. 1 (1981)

High Rock Review Vol. 2 No. 1 (1981)

Saratoga Springs, NY: Wayne Perras; David Scavone; Elizabeth Skinner, 1981. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. "Since we last went to press, needless to say, much has transpired. In a world clearly filled with ominous signs a year ago, the screws of fate have tightened further. Most notable, perhaps, was the election to Office of men who display attitudes of ego- and ethnocentric impunity, guised by the name of patriotism. Since these men operate on such a colossal global scale, what can we possibly do to counterbalance their policies, their actions, their doublespeak?" (from Introduction, "Premises and Precepts," by Wayne Perras, pg. 3) Is American-world history, past, present & future, just a broken record with ever-higher stakes & consequences, or what? Anyway, this vintage literary & art journal co-published, edited & with contributions by Wayne Perras, David Scavone & Elizabeth Skinner features poetry, prose, photographs & illustrations- all very intriguing- by a wide roster of contributors whom we largely have never heard of before or since this production, including Ronda Anderson, Robert Benson (no relation we're sure to the whatever-happened-to 1980s actor), Frank Judge, Joseph Levy, Allan Morris, Perras, Scavone, Skinner & many others. We find these obscure writers, artists & photographers to be as interesting & worthy of your absorption as many among the more famous in our offerings. Large chapbook-format journal in stapled wrappers. From the collection of Erin Black Matson, the late artist-poet who, along with her then-husband the acclaimed poet & educator Clive Matson, was a member of the Beat Generation- morphing into the hippie counterculture during the 1960s. The Matsons were colleagues & protégés (in lifestyle as well as literature) of Herbert Huncke, Bonnie Bremser et al. Erin lived in New York State for many years until her passing, & undoubtedly was an acquaintance of some of these contributors. A rewarding collectible with distinguished provenance. In relatively fine condition considering its long ownership & use by Erin, who was a tried-&-true Beat-Bohemian to the end: mild rubbing, scratching & mild-to-moderate short creasing to front, back covers & stapled spine; light wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same; just a bit of rubbing to edges of text block; staples in process of rusting with miniscule interior & exterior bleeding. Interior very fine with only a hint of browning to blank margins of some page leaves; short, faint creases & tiny bumps at mostly upper corners, staple-sides of some of same. Fine. [Item #4764]

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