[Item #5251] The Hasty Papers, A One-Shot Review (1960). Alfred Leslie, Allen Ansen, John Ashbery, Fidel Castro, Gregory Corso, Kenward Elmslie, Robert Frank, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Kenneth Koch, Alice Neel, Frank O'Hara, Charles Olson, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Jean-Paul Sartre, Terry Southern, William Carlos Williams.
The Hasty Papers, A One-Shot Review (1960)
The Hasty Papers, A One-Shot Review (1960)

The Hasty Papers, A One-Shot Review (1960)

New York, NY: The Hasty Papers, 1960. First Printing. Large-Format Softcover. Here’s something special (and surprisingly affordable): “The Hasty Papers: A One-Shot Review,” – a glowing time capsule from the early apotheosis of the “New American Poetry,” or at least as Don Allen constituted it in his landmark anthology of that same year, “The New American Poetry, 1945-1960.” While Don Allen did not play a part in this here enterprise, he might as well have; the demarcations made between literary groups (which simultaneously made Allen’s anthology approachable and –to some -- divisive) are evidently here in bloom. “Representatives” (informal) of all 3 categories (“Black Mountain, New York School, and San Francisco Renaissance”) are marked “present” on the attendance sheets, here. “The Hasty Papers,” for its part, also was helped by a notable editor, -- another man of acknowledged Beat-historical pedigree, Alfred Leslie, the painter (b. 1927, and remarkably still with us as of this writing). Leslie is perhaps best known to Beat readers by his legendary collaboration with Robert Frank on the film “Pull My Daisy” (1959). Leslie is a man of refined literary and artistic taste; and some of his valuations have proven outright prophetic. This one-of-a-kind “relic of the trendsetting underground” doesn’t stop there, however; it goes “beyond borders,” as it were, -- and of both genre and geography. Perhaps most notably, Leslie includes work by Alice Neel (who is ‘having a moment’ in the art world as of late; enjoying striking [albeit overdue] revaluation – and on levels fiscal and artistic appraisals, both. Partial contributor list (insofar as it comports to the “Author” entry, above) reads as follows: Jean Paul Sartre (“Sanctity as a Social Fact”); Gregory Corso (“Triptych”); James Schuyler (“Freely Espousing”); Frank O’Hara (“Awake in Spain”); Allen Ginsberg (“Aether”); John Ashbery (“America”); Charles Olson (“A Dogtown Common blues”); Jack Kerouac (“The Flying Horses of Mein-Mo”); Alan Ansen (“Envy”); Kenward Elmslie (“Melodramas”); Derek Walcott (“Malcauchon!”); William Carlos Williams (“The world contracted to a recognizable image”); Robert Frank (“Photographs”); Terry Southern (“Love is a Many Splendored” [sic]); Peter Orlovsky (“Fantasy of My Mother Who’s Always on Welfare”); Alice Neel (“A Statement”); Kenneth Koch (“When the Sun Tries to Go On”); Fidel Castro (“An Address”); & last but not least, Fitz Hugh Ludlow (“The Hasheesh Eater”). Extra large-format literary-journal: the First and only Printing of Alfred Leslie’s legendary “one-shot” magazine from the early apotheosis of the “New American Poetry.” In near fine condition with moderate-to-enunciated shelf-wear, bumping, bump-creases to fine-edges & corners of front, back covers; moderate-to-pronounced nonuniform exhibits of rubbing, browning, foxing & spotting likewise present at same. Near Fine. [Item #5251]

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