Nos. 1-3 (all publ.). San Francisco, 1960. Size (h/w): 25 x 17,5 cm. No. 1 in additional blue wrapper. Staple Bound. Numbers 1 and 2 are from 1960; no. 3, which consists entirely of photos of Murao, is dated 1969
All are in mint condition. Very rare complete.

EUR 1,000.00

Edited by Shig Murao who was manager at City Lights Bookstore and got arrested for selling Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl and Other Poems.” He was descendant of a samurai family, was placed in a camp for Japanese Americans during the war, joined the army and served as an intelligence specialist. He became a fighter for freedom of expression. Contributions by Bill Margolis, Richard McBride, Sadie Monsanto, John Saccaro (drawings) a.o. Shig and Ginsberg remained lifelong friends. Shig collected poems, collages, flyers, photos, and various other materials from his Beat colleagues, and sporadically published them in an eclectic zine called Shig’s Review. He published about 80 editions of his Review. There is a website dedicated to Shig’s memory, which is currently maintained by UC Berkeley.

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