Freak's Literary Tertiary.

San Francisco: Ahab Press of Jackson Square West, 1964-5. Oblong 4to, mimeographed from typescript and drawing on various colors of paper, stab-stapled and tape bound.

A publication by Hawkins that collects a number of issues of his periodicals Freak and the Carbuncle. In an advertisement for the book in Carbuncle Money Green, the editor describeds it as "...mainly composed of past issues of Freak.”

Includes 'Carbuncle Jack Green', a short piece about Jack Green and an exhortation for customers to order Green's Newspaper. Hawkins eventually grew convinced that Jack Green was William Gaddis. Of course, some people thought that William Gaddis was also Thomas Pynchon, with whom Hawkins himself was involved in a more recent mystery of authorship surrounding the Wanda Tinasky letter.

In the mid-1980’s, letters signed with the latter name began to appear in the Mendocino Commentary and Anderson Valley Advertiser. Certain aspects of these unusual letters led some to believe Tinasky was actually Thomas Pynchon, though alternately others believe that Hawkins was actually behind the Tinasky pseudonym, despite the fact that some of the Tinasky letters were published after Hawkins murdered his wife and committed suicide in 1988.

OCLC locates only four holdings.

Covers toned, with a couple of bends and light spots of soiling, but a sturdy, very good example. Item #25533

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