Newspaper #18
NY, Self-Published, (1979). Issue #18 of the pseudonymous Green's self-published newspaper, Newspaper, which he founded in 1957 to extol the writing of William Gaddis, whose first novel appeared in 1955 and was dismissed by critics: "jack green" created "newspaper," and wrote as a literary critic, praising Gaddis' work, and his efforts are believed to have been the spur for the new edition of The Recognitions published in 1962. Gaddis' novel eventually made Time magazine's list of the 100 best novels from 1923 to 2005. Speculation over the years had "green" as actually being Gaddis, or Thomas Pynchon, or "Wanda Tinasky" -- a theorized Pynchon pseudonym -- or all of the above. In actuality he was Christopher Reid, the son of both a novelist and of an editor at a New York publishing house, who dropped out of an insurance industry job to become a freelance writer and editor, and advocate of Gaddis's writing. This issue, published in 1979, is a very late issue in the history of newspaper, and is quite uncommon. Three sheets of 8-1/2 " x 11" paper, folded in half and side-stapled to make a 12-page periodical. Slight rust to staples; still fine. [#032873] $150

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