Evergreen Review (was Re: NYorker tells all ...)

Bethany K. Dumas dumasb at UTK.EDU
Fri Jun 4 14:24:58 UTC 1999

On Fri, 4 Jun 1999, Larry Horn added to our thread by mentioning my
favorite of all:

>And while we're reminiscing, besides Krassner's Realist (the apogee of
>whose porno-scato-subversive modus operandi was an incredibly over-the-top
>fantasy featuring LBJ and the corpse of JFK set on the plane returning from
>Dallas to Washington after the assassination), I have fond memories of the
>Evergreen Review, also long defunct.  (It did go downhill after a while,
>but it was pretty good there for a few years.)

The Evergreen Review is the first periodical I ever subscribed to. Its
earliest issues (I have original copies of most of the first 25 issues,
including 2 copies of #6 [anybody want one?] did not carry advertising,
and they were absolutely wonderful. The contents of issue #2, for
instance, dedicated to the "San Francisco Scene," published works by
Miller, Rexroth, Ginsberg, Kerouac, Duncan, Ferlinghetti, Miles, and

These issues, slightly tattered as some of them are, will need a home
before too long. I am donating my paintings and drawing by E. E. Cummings
to the Unitarian Church here in Knoxville (because it has long had an E.
E. Cummings lounge). Any suggestions for a library home for the ER issues?


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