[Item #5925] Unmuzzled Ox Vol. 2 No.s 1/2 (Gregory Corso Issue, 1973). Michael Andre, Gregory Corso, Chandler Brossard, Paul Eluard, Theodore Enslin, David Ignatow, Robert Kelly, D. A. Levy, Jack MIcheline, Janine Pomy-Vega, Gary Snyder.
Unmuzzled Ox Vol. 2 No.s 1/2 (Gregory Corso Issue, 1973)
Unmuzzled Ox Vol. 2 No.s 1/2 (Gregory Corso Issue, 1973)
Unmuzzled Ox Vol. 2 No.s 1/2 (Gregory Corso Issue, 1973)

Unmuzzled Ox Vol. 2 No.s 1/2 (Gregory Corso Issue, 1973)

New York, NY: Unmuzzled Ox, 1973. First Edition. Softcover. An oddly nonstandard double issue of NY’s Unmuzzled Ox, this: refulgent with contributors we’ve all come to love, and while that’s nothing new, something else is (but we’ll get there). Unmuzzled Ox 5-6 (Vol. 2, Numbers 1 & 2) , both on face and in actuality establish the issue as promising, early on. Familiar names pop up like birds recognizable to the birdwatcher, and as consanguinities stockpile, the issue strengthens correspondently. Cleveland’s central organizing mimeograph-revolutionary, — the lyre-shouldering Samaritan of samizdat; d.a.levy appears rather frighteningly in this issue; as one of the three poems in the “MAREALIEN” series and posthumously published by UO in 1973 contains the most explicit, horrifying and — I don’t know how else to describe it — ‘empathetically enthusiastic’ descriptions of pederasty (with a focus on incestual rape and molestation) that I’ve ever ‘ran across’ in life and bookselling. My own wide research on levy leads me to believe that this is an exercise in shock-rock, but the look is not a good one; we’ll just say that, for now and leave it to the reader to judge or investigate therefrom. The book is not all bone-crunching pestilence and vector for horrors unnamable: in fact, it's dedicated to the most breezily and uninterruptedly Beatific of Beats [& particularly in the ‘Beat Hotel’ period], the great Gregory Corso. The “Gregory Corso Section” itself begins with [1] a great prefatory essay on Corso and his work by Bill Beyle; [2] and continues this with [3] “A Portfolio of Drawings” reproduced courtesy of Gregory Corso and them Columbia University libraries; followed by Corso’s poem “Dear Villon, Dear Milarepa” and [4] “Interview with Gregory Corso” (pgs. 44-57) conducted by one unnamed “Andrei” (whether it is or isn’t Andrei Codrescu of Beat-surrealistic fame-adjacency, we do not know). Trade-Format Softcover Original: First Edition, First Printing. In strong near fine condition with only moderate-to-enunciated rubbing to front, back covers & spine-edge; light-to-moderate bumping to/at corners; similarly modest age-toning/yellowing throughout, esp. along fine-edges; previous bookseller price sticker at upper left-hand corner of back cover which surely dates back at least a few decades, per our studied inference. Near Fine. [Item #5925]

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