Two Cities – 1, 15 Avril 1959

Paris: (no publisher), 1959.

Price: $50.00

Softcover. Magazine. Octavo. 88pp. Fine in bright and fresh condition with original belly band with a tiny scrape on the front and a small nick at the fold. The first issue of this literary magazine with a contribution from Henry Miller, "The Durrell of the Black Book days," along with Anaïs Nin, Richard Aldington, Alfred Perles, Frederic J. Temple, Edwin Mullins, Loys Masson, Armand Guibert, Elisabeth Janvier, Philip Jerome, Serge Gavronsky, Michael Baldwin, and Henri-Louis De La Grange.

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Item #342739 Two Cities – 1, 15 Avril 1959. Henry MILLER, Michael Baldwin, Serge Gavronsky, Philip Jerome, Elisabeth Janvier, Armand Guibert, Loys Masson, Edwin Mullins, Frederic J. Temple, Alfred Perles, Richard Aldington, Anaïs Nin, Henri-Louis De La Grang.

Henry Miller
birth name: Henry Valentine Miller
born: 12/26/1891
died: 6/7/1980
nationality: USA

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American writer and perennial bohemian whose autobiographical novels had a liberating influence on mid-20th century literature. Because of their sexual frankness, his major works were banned as obscene in Britain and the United States until the 1960s, but they were widely known earlier from copies smuggled in from France. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore

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