(Sixties)
Fuck You, Vol. 5, No. 7
(NY), (Ed Sanders), (1964). A deliberately provocative mimeographed journal, at first emphasizing poetry and later expanding to include other writing, Fuck You was dedicated to free expression, especially defying the taboos around sex and drugs, and advocating free sex and the use of psychedelics long before those were picked up by the more widespread countercultural movements of the late Sixties. Sanders and his collaborators served as a bridge between the Beat generation of the Fifties and the later counterculture -- the latter building on the breakthroughs initiated by the former. Contributors to this issue include Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Norman Mailer, Charles Olson, Gary Snyder, Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, Paul Blackburn, Carl Solomon, Philip Whalen, Michael McClure, Gregory Corso and many others. Stapled sheets. Title page corner-clipped, mild foxing; near fine. [#033044] $500

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