Item #30333 Gorilla Nos. 1-2 [Complete]. Mats G. Bengtsson, ed, William S. Burroughs.
Gorilla Nos. 1-2 [Complete]
Gorilla Nos. 1-2 [Complete]
Gorilla Nos. 1-2 [Complete]
Gorilla Nos. 1-2 [Complete]

Gorilla Nos. 1-2 [Complete]

Stockholm: Albert Bonniers, 1966-67. First edition. Two numbers, each a 4to, 56 + 80 pp, bound in printed wraps. With publisher's printed enclosure sticker to fore edge of second number, as issued. Text mostly in Swedish, with the Burroughs text in English.

A complete run of this audacious artists' periodical edited by Mats G. Bengtsson. The first issue includes work by William S. Burroughs, his text "Substitute Flesh" (excerpted from The Ticket That Exploded), which appears in English, as well as contributions in Swedish by Öyvind Fahlström, Bernard Heidsieck, Richard Smith, John von Neumann, Oskar Morgenstern, Åke Hodell, Svante Bodin, Leon Rappaport, Leif Nylén, and the editor.

The second issue is a gorgeous one, including Carl Fredirk Reuterswärd's conceptual magazine sculpture Rembrandt, printed over two bound in sheets of gold metallic paper. It also is of great interest to William S. Burroughs collectors. As Demian Raven notes on his indispensable Outskirts of the City website,

"Burroughs contributes 'Att utvidga medvetandet: Skillnader mellan sedativa och medvetandeutvidgange preparat' (Swedish translation of "Points of Distinction Between Sedative and Consciousness Expanding Drugs"), pp. 29-31, translated by Torkel Rasmusson from the David Solomon anthology LSD The Consciousness Expanding Drug. Burroughs also contributes "Den osynliga generationen" ("The Invisible Generation"), pp. 56-58. translated by Mats G. Bengtsson from International Times #3, 1966. This also includes a story of a form by Mats G. Bengtsson and Svante Bodin entitled "Work", pp. 69-80 in which William Burroughs ("alias The Trickster, Our Sex-Agent; DNA-Man replicating himself") is a character." - Demian Raven, Outskirts of the City [http://www.outskirtsofthecity.com/2022/09/gorilla-number-2-1967.html?zx=2167ca3b230043a7].


This iss also includes work by Timothy Leary, Buckminster Fuller, Richard Alpert, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Marshall McLuhan et al.

Rare, especially the second issue - this is the first example of the second issue we've handled, and it isn't well known. OCLC locates only two holdings worldwide, neither of which is in North America.

The debut issue with some fading and wear to wraps, and some droplet stains and adhesion ([erhaps from wax?) at lower margin of front panel, otherwise very good. The second issue is very good with some minor staining. Item #30333

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