A Complete Run of all 7 Issues of The Black Mountain Review, the literary organ of Black Mountain College, Edited by Robert Creeley, some-time faculty member of the College. Issue 1: Spring 1954: A Fine copy in decorated printed wrappers, tiny stain to foot. 64pp. Contributors include Charles Olson, Paul Blackburn, Larry Eigner, William Bronk. Issue 2: Summer 1954. Near Fine in decorated printed wrappers, tiny stain to foot, with abrasion to rear lower spinefold. 64pp. Contributors include Kenneth Rexroth, Douglas Woolf, Creeley, Irving Layton. Issue 3: Fall 1954. A Fine copy in decorated printed wrappers. 64pp. Contributors include Robert Duncan, Denise Levertov, Charles Olson. Issue 4: Winter 1954. A Fine copy in decorated printed wrappers. Contributors include Joel Oppenheimer, Paul Carroll, Franz Kline, Jess Collins. Issue 5: Summer 1955. Beginning with Issue 5, the format changes, reduced from 6 1/2x8 1/2 to 4 3/4x6 5/8. About Fine in decorated wrappers, slight overall toning. Cover design by John Altoon. 224pp. Contributors include Louis Zukofsky, Jonathan Williams, James Purdy, Paul Goodman. Issue 6: Spring 1956. A Fine copy in decorated wrappers, cover design by Dan Rice. 223pp. Contributors include Fielding Dawson, Lorine Niedecker, Michael Rumaker, Hilda Morley. Issue 7: Autumn 1957. A Fine copy in decorated wrappers, cover design by Edward Corbett. 240pp. Contributors include Edward Dahlberg, Jack Kerouac, Philip Whalen, Gary Snyder, Hubert Selby Jr., Edward Dorn. The importance of BMR can hardly be overemphasized. It substantially defined much of the new post-war underground literary spirit of the day; and in retrospect, its editor was uncanny in recognizing talent; its table of contents being virtually a Who's Who of poets and writers who would later be seen as among the best of their generation. Very difficult now to assemble a complete run, and in this condition! The set. Q08097. Bookseller Inventory # Q08097
Title: The Black Mountain Review [7 Issues Complete...
Publisher: Black Mountain College 1954-1957
Publication Date: 1954
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Editions
Book Description Black Mountain College 1954 - 1957, Black Mountain, NC, 1954. Paperback. Condition: Very good. First Edition. Illustrated wrappers; small and large 8vo. Issues 1 through 7, all published, of one of the most important small press magazines, edited by Creeley from Mallorca, Spain for the experimental college with Charles Olson as its rector (and with Robert Hellman and Irving Layton, a contributing editor). Except for Issue 7 all the copies have faint pencil marks throughout (often just lines) including some notes on the cover. The contents page for a number of poets include "c" with a circle around it (copyright?), or other marks (e. g. "in DF"), Levertov "Overland" - obviously referring to her book of that name. Issue 1 has in pencil "Allen"; Issue 6 has the name D. M. Allen on the front cover, likely Donald M. Allen the anthologist responsible for the breakthrough The New American Poetry 1945-1960, with Olson and Creeley (established and new poets, respectively) both Black Mountain poets as the twin pillars upon which the book was based. Very good copies, with some soiling and creasing to the spines, but generally quite attractive and needless to say scarce in any condition. Presumably Donald Allen's copies (six of them it seems). Seller Inventory # 13758