Stevenson, Jack (editor); Bukowski, Charles, William S. Burroughs, Al Goldstein, Charles Manson, and John Waters (contributors)

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Place Published: Cambridge, MA
Publisher: Living Color Productions, Inc.
Date Published: 1986
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 3495


One of 500 copies. Quarto (27.75cm); photo-illustrated card wrappers; 62pp; illus. Light wear to wrapper extremities; small, circular offsetting along right edge of front wrapper; rubber-stamped "Printed Without Permission" by editor on inner cover and preliminary leaf, else clean throughout; Very Good+. Laid into this copy are: a) a "Wanted by the FBI" poster depicting Bukowski, Burroughs, and Waters, b) the publisher's photo-illustrated prospectus for this issue, c) publisher's publicity sheet, and d) a copy of a 2pp letter from Bukowski's publisher (John Martin) and his lawyer (Arthur M. Applebaum) to Stevenson - essentially asking him to cease and desist publication: "The physical letters written to you by Charles Bukowski belong to you. However the publication rights to these letters belong to Charles Bukowski, and said letters cannot be published by you or anyone else without written permission from Charles Bukowski and without written permission from Black Sparrow Press." Old folds to some, occasional toning to extremities; Very Good+ to Near Fine.


Premiere issue of Stevenson's short-lived journal, here featuring the work of outlaw writers. The volume publishes letters and short works by Goldstein, William S. Burroughs, Bukowski, and Charles Manson, with whom Stevenson corresponded with while he was imprisoned; lengthy interview with John Waters. A somewhat elusive item.

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