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First edition of Michael Fraenkel's 1st book appearance and the first book of the Carrefour press. The Newberry Library suggests the date of publication as 1930.
In 1930 Michael Fraenkel and Walter Lowenfels founded the Carrefour Press and published their manifesto making the point for artistic anonymity.
Inscribed, signed and dated by Michael Fraenkel on the half-title: "To / Shirley M. Uhle / from / one / of the authors / Michael Fraenkel / Mexico, Feb. 4, 1944".
Michael Fraenkel is best known for his friendship with Henry Miller, with whom he co-authored the "Hamlet Letters". Miller spent some time rooming with Fraenkel when they both lived in Paris. Fair .
Among the contents of this issue on "Reading as Pleasure" are contributions from Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Ford, James Purdy, Joseph Conrad, Donald Hall, Madison Smartt Bell, Charles Simic and A. L. Rowse. Very good .
This issue contains a special section "Reinventions: A New Look at Fairy Tales, Legends, Parables & Fables", Among the contributions to this section are an interview with Rick Moody on "Hawthorne and the Black Veil', essays by Neil Gaiman and Richard Howard, fiction by Jeanette Winterson and artwork by Colin Hunt and Lisa Yuskavage. Fine .
Edited by Bradford Morrow. Contributing Editors: Edouard Roditi (Paris); Walter Abish, Guy Davenport, Kenneth Irby, Ann Lauterbach, Nathaniel Tarn (USA).
Among the contents are conversations between Robert Duncan and Michael McClure and between Edmund White and Edouard Roditi, fiction by John Hawkes and Mary Caponegro, essays by Walter Abish and Cid Corman and poetry by Douglas Messerli, Nathaniel Tarn and others. Very good .
Edited by Bradford Morrow. Co- founding Editor: Kenneth Rexroth. Contributing Editors: Edouard Roditi (Paris); Walter Abish, James Purdy, Guy Davenport, Claude Fredericks, Donald Hall, Nathaniel Tarn (USA). Fine .
"Limited cloth edition".
Edited by Bradford Morrow. Consulting Editor: Kenneth Rexroth. Contributing Editors: Edouard Roditi (Paris); Walter Abish, Guy Davenport, Claude Fredericks, Donald Hall, Nathaniel Tarn (USA). Fine .
Edited by Bradford Morrow. Consulting Editor: Kenneth Rexroth. Contributing Editors: Edouard Roditi (Paris); Walter Abish, Guy Davenport, Claude Fredericks, Donald Hall, Nathaniel Tarn (USA). Very good .
Among the contents are four poems by Dorothy Parker. Good .
Among the contents of this issue are a section on independent publishing with articles by Richard Kostelanetz, Diane Kruchow and Tom Scott; and a section of writings by and about Native American poets, including an interview with Oneida poet Roberta Hill Whiteman and essays on Peter Blue Cloud, Duane Niatum and Ramson Lomatewama. Good .
Uncorrected proof. Not all of the photographs were published in the proof. Very good .
The Dutch Treat Club, founded in 1905, was an association of individuals active in literature, art, music and the theatre. Originally membership was limited to men and the club's yearbooks included "naughty" stories about women and cartoons and drawings of naked or partially nude females. After a controversial 1991 vote to admit women as members, the yearbook somewhat cleaned up its act. Fine .
A magazine of poetry and prose. Very good .