[Item #5841] Evergreen Review Vol. 6 No. 23 (March-April 1962). Barney Rosset, Donovan Bess, Gregory Corso, John Lewis, Henry Miller, Harold Norse, Martin Williams.
Evergreen Review Vol. 6 No. 23 (March-April 1962)
Evergreen Review Vol. 6 No. 23 (March-April 1962)

Evergreen Review Vol. 6 No. 23 (March-April 1962)

New York, NY: Evergreen Review, Inc., 1962. First Printing. Softcover. This vintage number of the legendary literary, cultural & arts journal chiefly edited by Barney Rosset features a lengthy, impassioned article by Donovan Bess on the obscenity trial of Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller (1891-1980), the great American author & artist whose earlier works such as this were influential precursors to the Beat Generation. The first American edition thus of Tropic of Cancer was published the previous year by the brave Rosset's Grove Press. Also in this issue is the short play with Drawings "Standing on a Street Corner," a unique work in the oeuvre of the canonical Beat Generation poet Gregory Corso; the poem "Now France" by the great "Bastard Angel" Harold Norse (1916-2009), among our favorite Beat-&-Beyond, William S. Burroughs-inspired-&-certified authors; a review-essay on the now-classic recordings of John Lewis & his Modern Jazz Quartet by martin Williams; & much more. With photographs, notes on contributors, contemporary ads (including a list of then-new or recent City Lights Books releases). Trade-format softcover in sewn binding, complete with subscription promotion including sheet of removable cards. Another rich & significant issue in this most collectible series. In relatively quite fine-verging-on-very-fine condition with mild rubbing, scratching & a few short creases to front, back covers & spine; very light wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; light rubbing, browning & occasional spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only slight browning mostly at blank margins/edges of page leaves; tiny bumps at corners of a few of same. Fine-Very Fine. [Item #5841]

Price: $35.00