THE PARIS REVIEW [A broken run of seventeen issues from #27 Winter/Spring, 1962, to #51, Winter, 1971]
Paris, France, The Paris Review 1962 to 1971, wrappers. Card covers show minor edge wear & light soiling; else g/vg cond. 8vo, Missing are issues #33, #36, #38, #40, #42, #44, #45, #47. Sold as a lot of seventeen issues - no individual title sales.
¶ The Paris Review is an "International Quarterly" which was founded in Paris in 1953 by George Plimpton, Peter Matthiessen, and Harold L. Humes. Its mission was to "..emphasize creative work - fiction and poetry - not to the exclusion of criticism, but with the aim in mind of merely removing criticism from the dominating place it holds in most literary magazines". As William Styron said in a letter published in the first issue: "I think 'The Paris Review' should welcome these people into its pages; the good writers and the good poets, the non-drumbeaters and non-axe-grinders. So long as they're good." It is still in existence today. Each of the issues in this lot contains original works of fiction and poetry, as well as interviews and original articles. Jack Kerouac was first published in its pages, as were Philip Roth, V. S. Naipaul and others. The many contributors include Mary McCarthy, Robert Bly, Samuel Beckett, Ezra Pound, Malcolm Lowry, Jorge Luis Borges, Warren Miller, James Dickey, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Pablo Neruda. The "Writers at Work" interview series offered authors an opportunity to discuss their work at length. Subjects include Ezra Pound, Henry Miller, Katharine Anne Porter, Evelyn Waugh, S. J. Perelman, Norman Mailer, Jean Cocteau, William Carlos Williams, Simone de Beauvoir, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, William Burroughs, Dizzy Gillespie, Allen Ginsberg, Harold Pinter, Edward Albee, Vladimir Nabokov, Jack Kerouac, John Dos Passos, E. B. White, and Pablo Neruda. Many issues contain a "chronicle" or "diary", such as Jim Caroll, "Basketball Diaries".
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