THE EVERGREEN REVIEW
VOLUME 1, NUMBERS 1, 2, and 3
“If it is impossible to imagine literature being labeled obscene in our time, it is largely because of the Evergreen Review.” —The Daily Beast
From the moment of its inception, The Evergreen Review pushed the boundaries of propriety and free speech. Authors like Allen Ginsberg, Kenzaburō Ōe, and Jean-Paul Sartre were for the first time introduced to a broad American audience, and the response was explosive: the Review and its contributors faced lawsuits and charges of obscenity. The role of The Evergreen Review in 60’s counterculture can hardly be overstated; at its height, the magazine reached a quarter of a million Americans.
Copies of the original issues of the magazine are hard to come by, and are sought after by collectors. Now, Foxrock Books—the publishing arm of the recently revived Evergreen Review—is pleased to offer carefully crafted facsimile paperback editions of the classic first three issues of the review.
These issues feature Jean-Paul Sartre, Samuel Beckett, Mark Schorer, Henri Michaux, Baby Dodds, Michael Hamburger, James Purdy, Harold Feinstein, Henry Miller, Kenneth Rexroth, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Dore Ashton, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Michael McClure, Gary Snyder, Jack Spicer, Albert Camus, and others.
Dale Peck, editor-in-chief of the relaunched Evergreen Review, is available for interview, as is John Oakes, publisher of The Evergreen Review and co-publisher of OR Books.
The Evergreen Review Volume 1, Numbers 1, 2, and 3
Publication date: May 18, 2017
Vol 1 Number 1 ISBN 978-1-682190-89-0 Paperback ($16)
Vol 1 Number 2 ISBN 978-1-682190-90-6 Paperback ($16)
Vol 1 Number 3 ISBN 978-1-682190-91-3 Paperback ($16)