[Item #5290] The San Francisco Earthquake Vol. 1 No. 2 (Winter Issue 1968). Jacob Herman, Gail Dusenbery, Mary Beach, Douglas Blazek, William S. Burroughs, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Herbert Huncke, Bob Kaufman, Michael McClure, Piet Mondrian, Jeff Nuttall, Frank O'Hara, Claude Pelieu, Carl Weissner.
The San Francisco Earthquake Vol. 1 No. 2 (Winter Issue 1968)
The San Francisco Earthquake Vol. 1 No. 2 (Winter Issue 1968)
The San Francisco Earthquake Vol. 1 No. 2 (Winter Issue 1968)

The San Francisco Earthquake Vol. 1 No. 2 (Winter Issue 1968)

San Francisco, CA: Jacob Herman; Gail Dusenbery, 1968. First Printing. Softcover. This second number of the literary journal edited & published by Jacob Herman & Gail Dusenbery features two contributions by William S. Burroughs, Founding Father of the Beat Generation-&-Beyond, as well as the iconic figure of our very enterprise: "Salt Chunk Mary" & "Last Awning Flaps on the Pier," exemplary short classics that mark WSB's later-1960s transition from his full-blown cut-up method toward a return to (relative) linearity & lucidity. Maynard & Miles, C217, C218, pg. 158; Shoaf, Section III, No. 119, pg. 136; Schottlaender, C213, pg. 49. M&M notes that these pieces had previously appeared individually in issues of Intrepid during 1965 & 1966; Shoaf notes: "Apparently numbered out of sequence by M&M based on volume as opposed to date of issue, "Winter 1968" being suitably ambiguous to mean either 1967-68 or 1968-69. In this case it was the former, though M&M list it as the latter." Also in this issue are contributions by Douglas Blazek, Dusenbery, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Herman, Herbert Huncke, Bob Kaufman, Michael McClure, Frank O'Hara, Claude Pelieu, Carl Weissner & others. The obvious influence of WSB's style, cut-up & otherwise, is very evident among some of the works of poetry, prose-poetry & prose here, particularly those of Pelieu & Weissner. Also with a portfolio of illustrations by Mary Beach, Jeff Nuttall, Piet Mondrian & others; & front cover artwork by Norman Ogue Mustill. Trade-format softcover in wrappers, first & undoubtedly only printing with no reference to further editions on copyright page. From the collection of Kevin Ring, publisher of Beat Scene magazine & other indispensable productions in the UK, & our good friend. Truly a key issue among the myriad 1960s independent journals, with an almost dizzyingly rich gathering of some of the foremost figures of the Beat Generation, San Francisco Renaissance, New York School & Beyond at their peak of innovation; an essential WSB-in-context collectible; & with distinguished provenance to boot. In relatively fine condition with mild rubbing, browning, faint creasing, light scratching & occasional spotting to front, back covers & spine; very light wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; mild rubbing, a bit of browning to edges of text block; light spotting at upper edge of same. Interior very fine with only a touch of browning mostly to blank margins/edges of inner covers & page leaves; tiny bumps, creases at corners of some leaves. Fine. [Item #5290]

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