Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1958. First Edition. Wraps. 8vo. Blue wraps. Edges and spine sunned. Light edgewear and corner creasing. 90pp. Very good plus. Very good +. Item #22996
This issue of the student-run literary magazine notoriously includes a chapter from Burroughs' NAKED LUNCH, then unpublished (Maynard and Miles, C4). The excerpt's appearance provoked a reactionary response from the Chicago Daily News ("Filthy Writing on the Midway") and the suppression of material from the following issue by the University of Chicago administration. In response, all but one of the Chicago Review's editors resigned as a body and founded a new literary magazine, BIG TABLE. Issue also includes work by Jack Kerouac, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, John Wieners, Michael McClure, Kirby Doyle, Philip Lamantia, and Phlip Whalen, among others.