Nos. 1-5 (all publ.). Chicago, Spring 1959-1960. Original pictorial wrappers with only very light soilage and occasional edgewear. Frontcover of no 1 with light brownspotting, frontcover of no 5 a bit shaven. and right bottom corner dogeared. An overall remarkably well preserved set. Quite rare in this condition.

EUR 500.00

One of the foremost magazines of the Beat Generation with contributions by Jack Kerouac, Norman Mailer, John Updike, A. Artaud, A. Breton, Allen Ginsberg (first appearance of Kaddish), Edw. Dahlberg, a.o. The first issue was edited by Irving Rosenthal as an alternative to the suppressed Winter 1959 issue of 'Chicago Review', and was itself subject to prosecution by the Post Office because of Burroughs (Naked Lunch) and Kerouacs' contributions. Later issues edited by Paul Carroll. #1: The Complete Contents of the Suppressed Winter 1959 Chicago Review. Jack Kerouac, Edward Dahlberg, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso. 152pp. #2 : Allen Ginsberg, Antonin Artaud, William S. Burroughs including 2 photographs, Andre Breton, Edward Dahlberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti & others, monochrome illustrations & covers by Leon Golub. 122pp. #3 : Allen Ginsberg, 4 photographic plates & covers by Aaron Siskind, Edward Dahlberg, Norman Mailer, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jean Genet & others. 120pp. #4 : William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Franz Kline folding monochrome plate, The New Poets - Ginsberg, Corso, Creeley, DiPrima, Ferlinghetti & others. 141pp, bibliography. #5 : Frank O"Hara, Edward Dahlberg, Pablo Neruda, John Updike, Paul Bowles, Alain Robbe-Grillet & others. 125pp