Evergreen Review, Vol. 1 No. 2
New York, NY: Grove Press, 1957. First Edition. Card wraps with San Francisco night scene in dual tone blue / black. 5.5" x 8", 159 pp with 8 pp of full page author photos. Spine has a reading crease and mild rubbing, small chip at top / bottom of spine, cup impression on rear. The seminal "San Francisco Scene" issue which introduced the beats to a large audience. Contains "Howl", "October in the Railroad Earth", one of Kerouac's finest prose pieces which read like poetry. Also includes contributions by early Beat luminaries: Rexroth, Duncan, Snyder, Whalen, McClure, Spicer, Henry Miller, and others. This particular issue brought The Beats to the front of American visibility and readabilty. Item #2780
"..a pervasive desire to get out into the open in order to breathe fresh, creative air... looking for some large poetic form that can accommodate anything and everything - including ordinarily rejected and suspect material.: (Rear panel).