[Item #5178] The Paris Review Vol. 11 No. 43 (Summer 1968). George Plimpton, John Ashbery, Donald Barthelme, Ted Berrigan, Tom Clark, Jim Carroll, Clark Coolidge, Donald Hall, Jack Kerouac, Duncan McNaughton, Roland Michenet, Marge Piercy, Aram Saroyan, James Schuyler, Anne Waldman.
The Paris Review Vol. 11 No. 43 (Summer 1968)
The Paris Review Vol. 11 No. 43 (Summer 1968)
The Paris Review Vol. 11 No. 43 (Summer 1968)

The Paris Review Vol. 11 No. 43 (Summer 1968)

New York, NY: Sadruddin Aha Khan, 1968. First Printing. Softcover. Signed by Ted Berrigan at his interview with Jack Kerouac. This vintage number of the legendary literary journal then-chiefly edited by George Plimpton with, among others, American poetry giant Donald Hall & (as "Poetry Editor") the Beat-&-Beyond prolific poet & biographer Tom Clark, features an interview with Beat Generation Founding Father Jack Kerouac, conducted by the great New York School poet Ted Berrigan (1934-1983), along with his fellow poets Aram Saroyan & Duncan McNaughton, a key installment in the Review's "The Art of Fiction" series (No. LXI). With photographs of the later Kerouac & the scroll manuscript of Vanity of Duluoz, the final novel published during Kerouac's lifetime (there is also a contemporary full-page ad for this then-just released work on inner front endpaper). The interview is insightful, probing & poignant, as it was conducted late in Kerouac's life, the year before his death from terminal alcoholism. On the first page of the interview (pg. 61), below & to the right of "Jack Kerouac" & just above photograph of Kerouac (with "g" very slightly overlapping), Berrigan has hand-written in bold black ink: "by (signed) Ted Berrigan." Also in this issue are contributions by American poetry icon John Ashbery (a prose work in collaboration with James Schuyler); Donald Barthelme; then-youthful Punk Poet & musician Jim Carroll; Clark Coolidge; Marge Piercy; Anne Waldman & many more. With a Pop-Art portfolio by Roland Michenet, notes on contributors, other contemporary ads etc. Trade-format softcover in sewn binding, complete with attached sheet of subscription cards. An issue of particular literary-historical importance for the Kerouac collector-scholar in this esteemed, still-ongoing series; greatly enriched by the very rare signature of Ted Berrigan. In relatively near-fine condition with mild-to-moderate rubbing, light creasing, browning, spotting, spot-staining & scratching to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; several faint vertical creases across length of spine; moderate rubbing, browning & occasional spotting to edges of text block. Interior fine with mild browning to inner covers & page leaves; tiny bumps at corners of a few leaves. Near Fine. [Item #5178]

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