"Mr. Katz, Mr. Cohen and Cosmology" in Retort, Vol. 1, No. 2
Bearsville, Retort, 1942. A seven page story by Bellow in this left-leaning journal of "Social Philosophy and the Arts." An early appearance by "S.G. Bellow," preceding his first novel, which is erroneously listed in the contributors' notes as being published by Colt Press (Dangling Man was actually published two years later by Vanguard). This issue also contains a poem by Robert Lowry and another by Sheila Alexander in response to a news item that Nazi food rations contain Benzedrine sulphate and marijuana. A couple of pencil marks in text, though not in the Bellow piece. Sunned and dusty stapled wrappers, with shallow vertical crease. A very good copy. Uncommon wartime publication and a very early Bellow piece. [#031654] SOLD

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