[ed. SANDERS, Ed]

Fuck You

New York: Fuck You Press, 1963

4to, 40 tangerine mimeographed leaves, unpaginated, secured by staples running the length of left edge. Dampstaining to last few leaves causing a little ruching and wear, but staples remain tight. A very good copy.

First edition. Issue Number 7 of this key publication of the Mimeograph Revolution. Presented, confusingly as Number 5 Volume 2. Printed in May 1963.

In the 'fifties and 'sixties, one-man underground publishing enterprises such as the Fuck You Press rarely got past Issue One -- indeed, many failed even to get that far. Fuck You, A Magazine For The Arts ran for thirteen issues between 1962 and 1965, featured contributors comprising most of the principal cast of that period's counterculture scene, and is now acknowledged as one of the main freeways connecting the end of the Beats to the beginning of the Yippies. In Sanders' own words, 'Fuck You was part of what they called the Mimeograph Revolution, and my vision was to reach out to the 'best minds' of my generation with a message of Gandhian pacifism, great sharing, social change, the expansion of personal freedom (including the legalisation of marijuana), and the then-stirring messages of sexual liberation.'

Contributors to this issue include Nelson Barr, Ray Bremser, Lenore Kandel -- and making his first appearance, Peter Orlovsky, whose contribution Second Sex Experiment is a description of a jerk-off session with his long-term lover Allen Ginsberg in the form of a Socratic dialogue. (Later, Ginsberg himself become a contributor to the magazine).

Around 500 copies of each issue were produced, firstly on the nearby Catholic Worker's Speed-O-Print and later on an A.B. Dick stencil duplicator. They were then distributed free of charge wherever Sanders found himself.

A very good copy.

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