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Cut-Up Method

The cut-up technique (or découpé in French) is an aleatory literary technique in which a text is cut up and rearranged to create a new text. The concept can be traced to at least the Dadaists of the 1920s, but was popularized in the late 1950s and early 1960s by writer William S. Burroughs…

The following is a select and incomplete checklist


MAGAZINES

Arcade, edited by Martin Leman (London 1964) [No.1, Special Burroughs issue].

Bulletin from Nothing, edited by Mary Beach and Claude Pélieu (San Francisco 1965).

City Lights Journal, edited by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (San Francisco 1963-1966)

Fruit Cup, edited by Mary Beach and Claude Pélieu (New York, 1969).

Ginger Snaps, edited by Michael Gibbs (Exeter, 1972).

Gnaoua, edited by Ira Cohen (Tangier, 1964).

Growing Hand, edited by Vincent Cresciman (San Francisco, 1967).

The Insect Trust Gazette, edited by Leonard Belasco and Bill Levy (Philadelphia, 1964-1968).

Intrepid, edited by Allen DeLoach (Buffalo, 1969) [No. 14/15, Special Burroughs issue].

Klacto 23, edited by Carl Weissner (Heidleberg, New York, Frankfurt, 1965-1969).

The Last Times, edited by Charles Plymell and Claude Pélieu (San Francisco, 1967).

The Moving Times, edited by William S. Burroughs and Alex Trocchi (London 1963).

My Own Mag, edited by Jeff Nuttall (London 1963-1967).

Notes from Underground, edited by John Bryan (San Francisco, 1970) [No. 3].

Residu, edited by Daniel Richter (Athens and London, 1965-1966).

The San Francisco Earthquake, edited by Jan Herman (San Francisco, 1967-1969)

UFO, edited by Jurgen Ploog, Jorg Fauser, Carl Weissner (Frankfurt, 1971-1972).


COLLABORATIONS / ANTHOLOGIES

The Braille Film. Carl Weissner, William S. Burroughs (San Francisco: Nova Broadcast Press, 1970)

Brion Gysin Let The Mice In, edited by Jan Herman with texts by William Burroughs and Ian Sommerville (West Glover: Something Else Press 1973).

The Exterminator. Brion Gysin and William Burroughs (San Francisco: Auerhahn Press/Dave Haselwood Books, 1960, 1967).

Minutes to Go. Brion Gysin, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso and Sinclair
Belles (Paris: Two Cities Editions, 1960; San Francisco: Beach Books,
1968).

Oeuvre Croisee (The Third Mind). Brion Gysin and William S. Burroughs (Paris: Flammarion, 1976; New York: Viking Press, 1978; London: John
Calder, 1979).

So Who Owns Death TV? William S. Burroughs, Claude Pélieu, Carl Weissner (San Francisco: Beach Books, Texts & Documents, 1967).


MARY BEACH

Electric Banana (Darmstadt: Melzer Verlag, 1970).


WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS

The Soft Machine (Paris: Olympia Press, 1959; New York: Grove Press, 1963).

The Ticket That Exploded (Paris: Olympia Press, 1962; New York: Grove Press, 1967).

Nova Express (New York: Grove Press, 1964) The final part of the cut-up trilogy. (Maynard & Miles A10a)


BRION GYSIN

The Process (New York: Doubleday, 1969; London: Jonathan Cape,
1970).


… and more to come with Claude Pélieu, Harold Norse, others…

Souce, in part: AQ14 CUT UP, 1973.

William S. Burroughs

Photograph by Richard Avedon / “William Burroughs, New York, July 9, 1975”/© The Richard Avedon Foundation

“I can feel the heat closing in, feel them out there making their moves.”

So starts NAKED LUNCH, the touchstone novel by William S. Burroughs. That hardboiled riff, spoken by a junkie on the run, introduces a mélange of “episodes, misfortunes, and adventures,” which, the author said, have “no real plot, no beginning, no end.”

Material from the manuscripts that would eventually comprise NAKED LUNCH first appeared in the literary periodicals of the late 1950’s including THE BLACK MOUNTAIN REVIEW, YUGEN, THE CHICAGO REVIEW, and BIG TABLE among many others. These periodicals also published Burroughs’ early experimentation with the cut-up method that led to books like MINUTES TO GO and SOFT MACHINE, as well as other routines like ROOSEVELT AFTER INAUGURATION.

This index seeks to list those periodicals that gave folks a first glimpse of episodes, experiments and adventures before they were widely published.


CONTRIBUTIONS TO PERIODICALS

1957

1. THE BRITISH JOURNAL OF ADDICTION, Vol. 53, No. 2, edited by John Yerbury Dent
Shrewsbury: Society for the Study of Addiction, January 1957
“Letter from a Master Addict to Dangerous Drugs”
(M&M C1) (not is ES) (BS C2)

2. THE BLACK MOUNTAIN REVIEW, No. 7, edited by Robert Creeley
Black Mountain: Black Mountain College, Autumn 1957
“from Naked Lunch, Book III: In Search of Yage.”
(M&M C2) (not in ES) (BS C1)



—1958

3. YUGEN, No. 3, edited by LeRoi Jones
New York: Totem Press, 1958
“Have You Seen Pantapon Rose?” [excerpt from Naked Lunch]
(M&M C3) (ES III-1) (BS C5)



4. CHICAGO REVIEW, Vol. 12, No. 1, edited by Irving Rosenthal
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Spring 1958
“Excerpt: Naked Lunch.”
(M&M C4) (ES III-2) (BS C3)




5. CHICAGO REVIEW, Vol. 12, No. 3, edited by Irving Rosenthal
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Autumn 1958
“Chapter 2 of Naked Lunch.”
(M&M C5) (ES III-3) (BS C4)



—1959

6. BIG TABLE, No. 1, edited by Irving Rosenthal
Chicago: Big Table, Spring 1959
“Ten Episodes from Naked Lunch.”
(M&M C6) (ES III-4) (BS C6)




7. BIG TABLE, No. 2, edited by Paul Carroll
Chicago: Big Table, Summer 1959
“In Quest of Yage.”
(M&M C7) (ES III-5) (BS C7)




8. NEW DEPARTURES, No. 1, edited by Michael Horovitz
Oxford: New Departures, Summer 1959
“The Exterminator Does a Good Job”, “Coke Bugs” [excerpts from Naked Lunch]
(M&M C8) (ES III-6) (BS C10)



9. JABBERWOCK, edited by Alex Neish
Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh, 1959
“And Start West” [excerpt from Naked Lunch]
(M&M C9) (not in ES) (BS C8)




10. MAN’S WILDCAT ADVENTURES, Vol. 1, No. 1
New York: Candar Publishing Company, June 1959
“The Amazing Truth About a Junkie”
(Not in M&M) (not in ES) (BS C9)
[not in archive]



11. NOMAD, Nos. 5/6, edited by Donald Factor and Anthony Linick
Culver City: Nomad, Winter 1959
“Open Letter to Life Magazine” [co-authored with Brion Gysin, Sinclair Beiles, and Gregory Corso]
(M&M C10) (ES III-7) (BS C18)



12. SEMINA, No. 4, edited by Wallace Berman
San Francisco: Semina, 1959
“excerpt from Pantapon Rose” [excerpt from Naked Lunch]
(M&M C11) (not in ES) (BS C11)



—1960

13. EVERGREEN REVIEW, Vol. 4, No. 11, edited by Barney Rosset
New York: Evergreen Review, January-February 1960
“Deposition: Testimony Concerning a Sickness”, “Newspeak Précis”
(M&M C12, C14) (ES III-8) (BS C14)

14. LA NOUVELLE REVUE FRANCAISE, No. 85
Paris: Nouvelle Revue Française, January 1960
“Témoignage a propos d’une Maladie” [French translation of “Deposition: Testimony Concerning a Sickness” by Eric Kahane]
(M&M C13) (not in ES) (BS C19)

15. MADEMOISELLE, Vol. 50, No. 3, edited by Betsy Blackwell
New York: Conde Nast, January 1960
“Quo Vadis?”
(M&M C15) (not in ES) (BS C17)
[not in archive]



16. BIG TABLE, Vol. 1, No. 4, edited by Paul Carroll
Chicago: Big Table, Spring 1960
“But Is All Back Seat of Dreaming”
(M&M C16) (ES III-9) (BS C13)




17. KULCHUR, No. 1, edited by Marc D. Schleifer
New York: Kulchur, Spring 1960
“The Conspiracy” [excerpt from Naked Lunch]
(M&M C19) (ES III-11) (BS C16)




18. BETWEEN WORLDS, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Dr. Gilbert Neiman
San German: Inter American University, Summer 1960
“Ten Age Future Time”
(M&M C17) (ES III-10) (BS C12)



19. HAUTE SOCIÉTÉ, No. 1, edited by Jacques Houbart
Paris: Haute Société, June 1960
“Nothing Is True, Everything Is Permitted”
(M&M C18) (not in ES) (BS C15)

20. HAUTE SOCIÉTÉ, No. 2, edited by Jacques Houbart
Paris: Haute Société, September 1960
“The Naked Lunch (fragment)” [French translation by Jacques Houbart]
(not inM&M) (not in ES) (not in BS)

21. SIDEWALK, Vol. 1, No. 2, edited by Alex Neish
Edinburgh: Sidewalk, 1960
“Have You Seen Slotless City?”
(M&M C20) (ES III-12) (BS C20)




—1961

22. EVERGREEN REVIEW, Vol. 5, No. 16, edited by Barney Rosset
New York: Evergreen Review, January-February 1961
“From Naked Lunch”
(M&M C24) (ES III-14) (BS C21)

23. METRONOME, Vol. 78, No. 5, edited by David Solomon
New York: Metronome, May 1961
“No Bueno, from The Soft Machine”
(M&M C25) (not in ES) (BS C28)

24. LOCUS SOLUS, No. 2, edited by Kenneth Koch
Lans-en-Vercors: Locus Solus, Summer 1961
“Everywhere March Your Head”, “Sons of Your In” [cut-ups of Arthur Rimbaud’s “To a Reason,” arranged by Burroughs and Gregory Corso]
(M&M C26, C27) (ES III-15) (BS C27)

25. TWO CITIES, No. 6, edited by Jean Fanchette
Paris: Mistral Bookshop, Summer 1961
“Transitional Period”
(M&M C28) (ES III-16) (BS C34)




26. METRONOME, Vol. 78, No. 8, edited by David Solomon
New York: Metronome, August 1961
“This Is the Time of the Assassins”
(M&M C29) (not in ES) (BS C29)




27. EVERGREEN REVIEW, Vol. 5, No. 20, edited by Barney Rosset
New York: Evergreen Review, September-October 1961
“Comments on ‘The Night Before Thinking’” [commentary by Burroughs on Ahmed Yacoubi’s “The Night Before Thinking,” included in the same issue]
(M&M C30) (ES III-17) (BS C22)

28. THE FLOATING BEAR, No. 5, edited by Diane Di Prima and LeRoi Jones
New York: The Floating Bear, April 1961
“Out Show Window and We’re Proud of It”, “Dear Allen: There is no thing to fear. . . .” [letter dated 21 June 1960]
(M&M C31, C32) (not in ES) (BS C23)


29. THE FLOATING BEAR, No. 9, edited by Diane Di Prima and LeRoi Jones
New York: The Floating Bear, June 1961
“Routine: Roosevelt After Inauguration”
(M&M C33) (not in ES) (BS C24)




30. SWANK, Vol. 8, No. 3, edited by Jonathan Starr
New York: Royal Publications, July 1961
“The Word” [excerpt from Naked Lunch]
(M&M C34) (ES III-18) (BS C33)
[not in archive]



31. THE OUTSIDER, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Jon Edgar Webb and Gypsy Lou Webb
New Orleans: Loujon Press, Fall 1961
“Operation: ‘Soft Machine’/Cut”
(M&M C35) (ES III-19) (BS C31)




32. KULCHUR, No. 3, edited by Marc Schleifer
New York: Kulchur Press, 1961
“In Search of Yage”
(M&M C36) (not in ES) (BS C26)




33. OLYMPIA, No. 1, edited by Maurice Girodias and Marilyn Meeske
Paris: Olympia, December 1961
“Ten Episodes from The Soft Machine”
(M&M C37) (ES III-20) (BS C30)

34. RHINOZEROS, No. 5, edited by Rolf and Gunter Dienst
Itzehoe: Rhinozeros, 1961
“Wind Hand Caught in the Door” [German translation by Anselm Hollo] [excerpt from The Soft Machine]
(M&M C38) (not in ES) (BS C32)


—1962

35. EVERGREEN REVIEW, Vol. 6, No. 22, edited by Barney Rosset
New York: Evergreen Review, January-February 1962
“Introduction to Naked Lunch, The Soft Machine, Novia Express”
(M&M C39) (ES III-21) (BS C36)

36. NUL, No. 5, edited by Dirk Claus
Sint Niklaas: Paradox Press, January 1962
“Take That Business to Wallgreens”
(M&M C40) (not in ES) (BS C39)

37. NUL, No. 6, edited by Dirk Claus
Sint Niklaas: Paradox Press, 1962
“Routine: Roosevelt After Inauguration”
(M&M C41) (not in ES) (BS C40)

38. THE SECOND COMING MAGAZINE, Vol. 1, No. 3, edited by Samuel Pitts Edwards
New York: The Second Coming Magazine, March 1962
“One Chapter from the Novia Express”
(M&M C42) (ES III-22) (BS C44)

39. RHINOZEROS, No. 6, edited by Rolf and Gunter Dienst
Itzehoe: Rhinozeros, July 1962
“Novia Express.”
(M&M C43) (not in ES) (BS C42)




40. BLM: BONNIERS LITTERÄRA MAGASIN, No. 6, edited by Daniel Hjorth
Stockholm: Albert Bonniers: July–August 1962
“Novia Express” [Swedish translation by Lars Wilson]
(not in M&M) (ES III-27) (BS C35)

41. EVERGREEN  REVIEW, Vol. 6, No. 25, edited by Barney Rosset
New York: Evergreen Review, July-August 1962
“Outskirts of the City.” [excerpt from Novia Express]
(M&M C44) (ES III-23) (BS C37)



42. RHINOZEROS, No. 7, edited by Rolf and Gunter Dienst
Itzehoe: Rhinozeros, 1962
“Be cheerful sir, our revels touching circumstance…”
(M&M C45) (not in ES) (BS C43)



43. THE OUTSIDER, Vol. 1, No. 2, edited by Jon Edgar Webb and Gypsy Lou Webb
New Orleans: Loujon Press, Summer 1962
“Wilt Caught in Time.”
(M&M C46) (ES III-24) (BS C41)




44. THE FLOATING BEAR, No. 24, edited by Diane Di Prima and LeRoi Jones
New York: The Floating Bear, September-October 1962
“Spain & 42 St.”, “Dead Whistle Stop Already End”, “Where Flesh Circulates”
(M&M C47-C49) (not in ES) (BS C38)


45. YUGEN, No. 8, edited by LeRoi Jones
New York: Totem Press, 1962
“The Cut-Up Method of Brion Gysin.”
(M&M C50) (ES III-25) (BS C46)




46. AKZENTE, Vol. 9, No.6, edited by Walter Höllerer and Hans Bender
Munich: Carl Hanser, December 1962
“The Photograph Crashes – The Word Crashes”, “Last Rays of Dusk” [excerpts from Naked Lunch]
(not in M&M) (not in ES) (not in BS)

47. THE TRANSATLANTIC REVIEW, No. 11, edited by J.F. McCrindle
Princeton and London: Transatlantic Review, Winter 1962
“Censorship”, “The Future of the Novel”, “Notes on These Pages”, “Nova Police Besieged McEwan Hall”
(M&M C51) (ES III-26) (BS C45)

—1 9 6 3

48. RANDSTAD, No. 4, edited by Hugo Claus, Ivo Michels, Harry Mulisch, Simon Vinkenoog
Amsterdam: De Bezige Bij, January 1963
“Outskirts of the City” [Dutch translation by Cornelis Bastiaan Vaandrager and Simon Vinkenoog]
(M&M C52) (ES III-40) (BS C58)

49. EVERGREEN REVIEW, Vol. 7, No. 29, edited by Barney Rosset
New York: Evergreen Review, March–April 1963
“Two Episodes from Nova Express”
(M&M C53) (ES III-41) (BS C51)

50. OLYMPIA, No. 4, edited by Maurice Girodias
Paris: Olympia, April 1963
“The Ticket That Exploded”
(M&M C54) (ES III-41) (BS C56)

51. THE YALE LITERARY MAGAZINE, Vol. 131, Nos. 3 & 4, edited by Michael S. Gill
New Haven: Yale Literary Society, April 1963
“Call the Old Doctor Twice?”
(M&M C55) (ES III-42) (BS C61)

52. THE OUTSIDER, Vol. 1, No. 3, edited by Jon Edgar & Gypsy Lou Webb
New Orleans: Loujon Press, Spring 1963
“Take It to Cut City U.S.A.”
(M&M C57) (not in ES) (BS C57)




53. GAMBIT: THE NEW UNIVERSITY REVIEW, edited by Mike Shea
Edinburgh: The University of Edinburgh, Spring 1963
“The Mayan Caper”
(M&M C58) (not in ES) (BS C53)

54. THE HARVARD ADVOCATE, Vol. 97, No. 3, edited by Donald Bloch
Cambridge: Harvard Advocate, Spring 1963
“Who Him? Don’t Let Him Out There”
(M&M C59) (ES III-45) (BS C54)

55. CLEFT, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Bill McArthur
Edinburgh, June 1963
“Martin’s Folly”
(M&M C60) (ES III-46) (BS C50)
[not in archive]



56. IL VERRI, No. 8, edited by Luciano Anceschi
Milan: Feltrinelli, June 1963
“Le Censura e il Romanzo”
(M&M C61) (not inES) (BS C60)

57. AKZENTE, Vol. 10, No. 3, edited by Walter Höllerer and Hans Bender
Munich: Carl Hanser, June 1963
“Border Town” [German translation by Katharina and Peter Behrens]
(M&M C62) (ES III-47) (BS C47)

58. BIRMINGHAM BULLETIN, No. 2
Birmingham, Autumn 1963
“Unfinished Cigarette.”
(M&M C63) (ES III-48) (BS C48)

59. THE TRANSATLANTIC REVIEW, No. 14, edited by J.F. McCrindle
London: The Transatlantic Review, Autumn 1963
“The Beginning Is Also the End”
(M&M C64) (ES III-49) (BS C59)

60. FILM: QUARTERLY MAGAZINE OF THE FEDERATION OF FILM SOCIETIES, No.37
London: Federation of Film Societies, Autumn 1963).
“Towers Open Fire”
(M&M C65) (not in ES) (BS C52)

61. CITY LIGHTS JOURNAL, No. 1, edited by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
San Francisco: City Lights, 1963
“I Am Dying, Meester?” [excerpt from The Yage Letters]
(M&M C66) (ES III-50) (BS C49)

62. MY OWN MAG, No. 2, edited by Jeff Nuttall
Barnet: Jeff Nuttall, December 1963
“From H. B. William S. Burroughs”
(M&M C93) (not in ES) (BS C55)
[not in archive]





References consulted:

Maynard, Joe and Barry Miles. William S. Burroughs: A Bibliography, 1953-73: Unlocking Inspector Lee’s Word Hoard
Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1978. (ref. M&M)

Schottlaender, Brian E. C. Anything But Routine: A Selectively Annotated Bibliography of William S. Burroughs
San Diego: UC San Diego Libraries, 2012 (ref. BS)

Shoaf, Eric C. Collecting William S. Burroughs in Print: A Checklist
Rumford: Ratishna Books, 2000 (ref. ES)


Online resources:

Reality Studio

Schottlaender Bibliography

Shoaf Bibliography

Dave Haselwood Books

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This index includes books and other items printed by Dave Haselwood from 1965 to 1970.

D. Dave Haselwood Books

1. McClure, Michael. UNTO CAESAR
mcclure_unto(San Francisco): (Dave Haselwood), (1965)
First edition, hand-sewn printed wrappers, 6.5″ x 4″,  24 pages, circa 60 copies.
(Haselwood 1)

2. Hoyem, Andrew. THE MUSIC ROOM
San Francisco: Haselwood, 1965
First edition, hand-sewn printed wrappers, 6.5″ x 4″,  16 pages, circa 100 copies. Illustrated by Bruce Conner.
(Haselwood 2)

3. Wieners, John. CHINOISERIE
San Francisco: Dave Haselwood, 1965
First edition, hand-sewn printed wrappers, 6.5″ x 4″,  20 pages, circa 100 copies.
(Haselwood 3)

4. Wieners, John. THE HOTEL WENTLEY POEMS
San Francisco: Dave Haselwood, 1965
Second edition revised, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 6″ x 8.5″, 28 pages. Illustration by Robert La Vigne. These are the “original versions” of the poems.
(Haselwood 4)

5. McClure, Michael. DREAM TABLE
San Francisco: Dave Haselwood, 1965
First edition, 30 double-sided printed cards, 2.5″ x 3.5″, 200 sets (30 signed). Each card is printed with a Lion and a Tree ornament on one side and two words on the other.
(Haselwood 5)

6. Williams, Jonathan. PAEAN TO DVORAK, DEEMER & McCLURE
San Francisco: Dave Haselwood, 1966
First edition, hand-sewn printed wrappers, 6.5″ x 4″,  32 pages, circa 100 copies.
(Haselwood 6)

7. Johnson, Ronald. ASSORTED JUNGLES: ROUSSEAU
San Francisco: Dave Haselwood, 1966
First edition, hand-sewn printed wrappers, 6.5″ x 4″,  32 pages, circa 100 copies.
(Haselwood 7)

8. Hoyem, Andrew. CHIMERAS
San Francisco: Dave Haselwood, 1966
First edition, hand-sewn printed wrappers, 6.25″ x 9.5″,  28 pages.
(Haselwood 8)



9. Plymell, Charles. APOCALYPSE ROSE
San Francisco: Dave Haselwood, 1966
First edition, saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 6″ x 9″,  52 pages. Introduction by Allen Ginsberg.
(Haselwood 9)



10. McClure, Michael. LOBE KEY STILLED LIONMAN LACED WINGED APRIL RAPHAEL DANCE WIRY
(San Francisco): (Dave Haselwood), (1966)
First edition, 24 cards in printed envelope, 2″ x 2″, envelope measures 4.5 x 5.75″. Each card is printed with  four words one side and a hallucinogram on the other. Illustrated by Bruce Conner.
(Haselwood 10)

11. McClure, Michael and Bruce Conner. MANDALAS
San Francisco: Dave Haselwood, 1966
First edition, saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 10″ x 10″, 32 pages, 1200 copies. Illustrated by Bruce Conner. Printed announcement issued.
(Haselwood 11)

12. Ferlinghetti, Lawrence. AFTER THE CRIES OF THE BIRDS
San Francisco: Dave Haselwood: 1967
First edition, saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 6″ x 8″, 16 pages.
(Haselwood 12)



13. Whalen, Philip. T/O
San Francisco: Dave Haselwood, 1967
First edition, hand-sewn printed wrappers, 6.5″ x 4″,  32 pages, circa 80 copies.
(Haselwood 13)

14. Burroughs, William S. and Brion Gysin. THE EXTERMINATOR
San Francisco: Dave Haselwood, 1967
First edition, second printing, perfect-bound printed wrappers, 6″ x 9″, 51 pages, 1000 copies.
(Haselwood 14) (Maynard & Miles A4b)



15. McClure, Michael. DARK BROWN
First edition, second printing, perfect-bound printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″.
(Haselwood 15)

16. Brown, Geoffrey. TENDING BAR AT THE FILLMORE AUDITORIUM ON ARTISTS’ LIBERATION FRONT BENEFIT NIGHT
San Francisco: Dave Haselwood Books, 1967
First edition, folded broadside, 8.6″ x 10.75″.





17. Welch, Lew. COURSES
San Francisco: Dave Haselwood, 1968
First edition, hand-sewn suede wrappers, 6.5″ x 4.25″, 28 pages, 50 copies. (Haselwood 16)

18. McClure, Michael. THE SERMONS OF JEAN HARLOW & THE CURSES OF BILLY THE KID
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation with Dave Haselwood Books, 1968
— A. First edition, saddle-stapled wrappers, 6″ x 9.25″, 24 pages, 1200 copies.
— B. First edition, hardcover, 6″ x 9.25″, 24 pages, 50 copies signed.
(Haselwood 17)

19. Ginsberg, Allen. INDIAN JOURNALS
San Francisco: City Lights Books with Dave Haselwood Books, 1970
— A. First edition, perfect bound wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.25″, 212 pages.
— B. First edition, hardcover, 5.5″ x 8.25″, 212 pages.
(Haselwood 18)

Auerhahn Press: Books & Pamphlets

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This index includes Auerhahn Press publications from 1958 through 1965: from Dave Haselwood’s first publishing venture through the dissolution of his partnership with Andrew Hoyem and the end of Auerhahn Press.

A. Auerhahn Press: Books & Pamphlets

1. Wieners, John. THE HOTEL WENTLEY POEMS
wieners_wentley1
San Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1958
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 6.25″ x 7.75″, 20 pages, circa 500 copies. Printed—and edited without prior notice to Dave Haselwood—by East West Printers. Cover photo by Jerry Burchard. Illustration by Robert La Vigne. Printed announcement issued.
(Auerhahn 1)

2. Wieners, John. THE HOTEL WENTLEY POEMS
wieners_wentley2
San Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1959
Second revised edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 6.25″ x 7.75″, 20 pages, 500 copies. Cover photo by Jerry Burchard. Illustration by Robert La Vigne.
(Auerhahn 2)

3. Lamantia, Philip. EKSTASIS
lamantia_ekstasisSan Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1959
First edition, perfect-bound wrappers, 5.75″ x 7″48 pages, circa 950 copies. Titling by Robert La Vigne. Printed announcement issued.
(Auerhahn 3)


4. McClure, Michael. HYMNS TO ST. GERYON…
mcclure_hymnsSan Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1959
First edition, perfect-bound illustrated wrappers, 7.25″ x 10″, 62 pages, 950 copies. Cover illustration by McClure.
(Clements A4, Auerhahn 4)


5. Lamantia, Philip and Antonin Artaud. NARCOTICA
lamantia_narcotica
San Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1959
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 6.25″ x 8.5″, 16 pages, 750 copies. Cover photographs by Wallace Berman. Published as “Auerhahn Pamphlet No. 1”. Printed announcement issued.
(Auerhahn 5)

6. Whalen, Philip. MEMOIRS OF AN INTERGLACIAL AGE
whalen_memoirsSan Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1960
— A. First edition, perfect-bound in illustrated wrappers, 8.75″ x 11.25″, 64 pages, (1250 copies). Cover illustration by Robert La Vigne.
— B. First edition, hardcover, 8.75″ x 11.25″, 64 pages,  (60 copies with 25 signed and another 15 signed with holograph poem and illustration), bound by the Schuberth Bindery. Cover illustration by Robert La Vigne.
Printed announcement issued.
(Auerhahn 6)

7. Welch, Lew. WOBBLY ROCK
lew_wobblySan Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1960
First edition, saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 6″ x 8″, 12 pages, 500 copies, illustrated by Robert LaVigne. Dedication: for Gary Snyder / “I think I’ll be the Buddha of this place” / and sat himself / down
(Auerhahn 7)

8. Burroughs, William S. and Brion Gysin. THE EXTERMINATOR
burroughs_exterminator
San Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1960
First edition, perfect-bound in illustrated wrappers, 6.25″ x 9.25″, 64 pages, (1000 copies). Illustrated by Brion Gysin. Printed announcement issued.
(Maynard & Miles A4, Auerhahn 8)

9. Marshall, Edward. HELLAN, HELLAN
marshall_hellanSan Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1960
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 6″ x 8.75″, 24 pages, (750 copies). Illustrated by Robert Ronnie Branaman. Printed announcement issued.
(Auerhahn 10)

10. McClure, Michael. DARK BROWN
mcclure_darkbrownSan Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1961
— A. First edition, perfect-bound printed wrappers, 6″x 9″, 56 pages, 725 copies.
— B. First edition, hardcover, 6″ x 9″, 56 pages, 25 numbered and signed copies, bound by the Schuberth Bindery.
Printed announcement issued.
(Clements A9, Auerhahn 13)

11. Olson, Charles. MAXIMUS FROM DOGTOWN
olson_maximusSan Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1961
First edition, hand-sewn printed wrappers, 9″ x 11.25″, 12 pages, 500 copies. Foreword by Michael McClure.
(Auerhahn 14)


12. Reps, Paul. GOLD FISH SIGNATURES
San Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1961
— A. First edition, Japanese binding, 8.5″ x 11″, 84 pages, (1000 copies).
— B. First edition, Japanese binding, 8.5″ x 11″, 84 pages, (50 copies in slipcase), signed.
Printed announcement issued.
(Auerhahn 15)

13. THE AUERHAHN PRESS CATALOGUE
auerhahn_catalogueSan Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1962
First edition, saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 4″x 5″, 16 pages includes poems by Wieners and Meltzer.
(Auerhahn 17)


14. Lamantia, Philip. DESTROYED WORKS
lamantia_destroyedSan Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1962
— A. First edition, perfect-bound illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 8.75″, 48 pages, 1250 copies.
— B. First edition, hardcover, 7″ x 8.75″, 48 pages, 50 numbered and signed copies, bound by the Schuberth Bindery.
(Auerhahn 18)

15. Meltzer, David. WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY…
meltzer_weSan Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1962
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 6.25″ x 8.5″, 12 pages, 750 copies. Published as “Auerhahn Pamphlet No. 2”.
(Auerhahn 19)


16. Williams, Jonathan. IN ENGLAND’S GREEN &
williams_englandsSan Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1962
First edition, hand-sewn printed wrappers, 6.5″ x 9.25″, 20 pages, 750 copies. Illustrated by Philip Van Aver.
(Auerhahn 20)


17. Spicer, Jack. THE HEADS OF THE TOWN UP TO THE AETHER
spicer_headsSan Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1962
— A. First edition, perfect-bound illustrated wrappers, 4.75″ x 6.75″, 109 pages, 750 copies. Illustrated by Fran Herndon.
— B. First edition, hardcover, signed by the author and artist, with an original drawing, 4.75″ x 7.25″, 109 pages, 50 copies, bound by the Schuberth
Bindery. Illustrated by Fran Herndon.
Printed announcement issued. (Auerhahn 21)

18. Hoyem, Andrew. THE WAKE
hoyem_wakebSan Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1963
— A. First edition, perfect-bound printed wrappers, 6″ x 8.5″, 30 pages, 750 copies.
— B. First edition, hardcover, signed, 6″ x 9″, 30 pages, 35 copies, bound by the Schuberth Bindery.
Three printed announcements issued.
(Auerhahn 22)

19. di Prima, Diane. THE NEW HANDBOOK OF HEAVEN
diprima_newSan Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1963
— A. First edition, perfect-bound printed wrappers, 5.25″ x 7.5″, 48 pages, 1000 copies.
— B. First edition, hardcover, signed, 6″ x 9″, 30 pages, 30 copies, bound by the Schuberth Bindery.
(Auerhahn 23)

20. Brother Antoninus. THE POET IS DEAD
antoninus_poetSan Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1964
First edition, hardcover, 8.25″ x 10.5″, 28 pages, 205 copies. Printed announcement issued. (Auerhahn 24)



21. Deemer, Bill. POEMS
deemer_poemsbSan Francisco: Auerhahn Press, 1964
— A. First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 6.25″ x 9.25″, 20 pages, 500 copies. Introduction by Andrew Hoyem.
— B. First edition, hardcover, signed, 6.5″ x 9.25″, 20 pages, 25 copies, bound by the Schuberth Bindery. Introduction by Andrew Hoyem.
Printed announcement issued.
(Auerhahn 37)

22. Davis, William. JANUS
davis_janusSan Francisco: The Auerhahn Society, Spring 1965
First edition, perfect-bound printed wrappers, 6.5″ x 9.75″, 64 pages,  750 copies.
(Auerhahn 38)



23. Van Buskirk, Alden. LAMI
San Francisco: The Auerhahn Society, 1965
First edition, perfect-bound printed wrappers, 7.75″ x 9.75″, 91 pages, 1000 copies.
(Auerhahn 39)



24. Olson, Charles. HUMAN UNIVERSE AND OTHER ESSAYS
olson_humanSan Francisco: The Auerhahn Society, 1965
First edition, hardcover, 7.75″ x 11″, 160 pages, 250 copies, bound by the Schuberth Bindery. Cover art by Robert La Vigne. Author photo by Kenneth Irby. Edited by Donald Allen.
(Auerhahn 40)

 

Douglas Blazek: Periodicals Edited and Published

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Section E: 
This index includes periodicals edited and published during Blazek’s “prolific early period”.

OLE

1. OLE, No. 1, edited by Douglas Blazek
DEDICATED TO THE CAUSE OF MAKING POETRY DANGEROUS

Bensenville: The Mimeo Press, 1964
first edition, saddle-stapled wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 400 numbered copies, mimeograph. Contributors include: Charles Bukowski, Judson Crews, Ron Offen, Marvin Malone, Kirby Congdon. (DenBoer C2)

2. OLE, No. 2, edited by Douglas Blazek
A MAGAZINE FOR ALL THOSE UNACKNOWLEDGED LEGISLATORS OF THE WORLD, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE REALLY UNACKNOWLEDGED

Bensenville: The Mimeo Press, March 1965
First edition, saddle-stapled wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, mimeograph. Contributors include: d.a. levy, Charles Bukowski, William Wantling, Walter Lowenfels, Gil Orlovitz, Harold Norse, Clarence Major, Key Johnson, Marcus J. Grapes, Al Purdy, Kent Taylor, Steve Richmond. (DenBoer C3)

3. OLE, No. 3, edited by Douglas Blazek
THE ORIGINAL CONSCIOUSNESS-EXPANSION MAGAZINE

Bensenville: The Mimeo Press, November 1965
First edition, saddle-stapled wrappers, 400 numbered copies, mimeograph. Contributors include: Charles Bukowski,Judson Crews, Ron Offen, Marvin Malone, Kirby Congdon. (DenBoer C4)

4. OLE, No. 4, edited by Douglas Blazek
THE POETFOOD FOR CHAMPIONS

Bensenville: The Mimeo Press, May 1966
First edition, saddle-stapled wrappers, mimeograph. Cover art by Blazek. Contributors include: Charles Bukowski, William Wantling, Steve Richmond, Clarence Major, Al Purdy Harold Norse, Lee Harwood, Jack Anderson, Neeli Cheery. (DenBoer C5)

5. OLE, No.5, edited by Douglas Blazek
HAROLD NORSE SPECIAL ISSUE

Bensenville: Open Skull Press, 1966
First edition, stapled wrappers, mimeograph. Cover art by Blazek. Contributors include: Charles Bukowski, Harold Norse, James Baldwin, Anais Nin, William S. Burroughs, William Carlos Williams, Paul Carroll, Jack Hirschman. (DenBoer C6)

6. OLE, No. 6, edited by Douglas Blazek
THE WEIRD HARVEST SPECIAL. THE ALL POETRY JAB-EYE REFLEX EXPLOSION ISSUE

Bensenville: Open Skull Press, July 1966
First edition, stapled wrappers, mimeograph. Cover art by Blazek. Contributors include Charles Bukowski, Al Purdy, William Wantling, Harold Norse, D.r. Wagner, Larry Eigner, Steve Richmond, Jack Grapes, Jeff Nutall. (DenBoer C7)

7. OLE, No. 8, edited by Douglas Blazek
Wood Dale: Open Skull Press, April 1967
First edition, stapled wrappers, mimeograph. Cover art by Blazek. Contributors include: Charles Bukowski, Charles Plymell, William Wantling, D.r. Wagner, Steve Richmond, Al Purdy Harold Norse, Jeff Nutall, T.L. Kryss, Terry Stokes, Clive Matson. [note: issue 8 was published before issue 7] (DenBoer C8)

8. OLE, No.7, edited by Douglas Blazek
THE GODZILLA REVIEW ISSUE OF SMALL PRESS PUBLICATIONS COMPREHENSIVELY ENCOMPASSING BOOKS PUBLISHED OVER THE LAST HALF-DECADE

San Francisco: Open Skull Press, May 1967
First edition, stapled wrappers, mimeograph. Cover art by Charles Plymell. Contributors include: d.a. levy, Charles Bukowski, Charles Plymell, William Wantling, D.r. Wagner, Steve Richmond, Al Purdy Harold Norse, Jeff Nutall, T.L. Kryss, Terry Stokes, Clive Matson. (DenBoer C9)


OPEN SKULL

OPEN SKULL, No. 1, edited by Douglas Blazek
San Francisco: Open Skull Press, 1967
First edition, stapled wrappers, 34 pages. Illustrated by Blazek. Letters from Plymell, Wantling, Norse, Purdy, Kryss, Cauble, and two letters to Bukowski. A “one-shot” periodical.

Fuck You/ a magazine of the arts

Fuck You/ a magazine of the arts ran for thirteen issues from 1962 to 1965. Considered one of the most influential underground magazines of the early sixties, Ed Sanders’ Fuck You was a deliberately fypprovocative mimeographed journal, at first emphasizing poetry and later expanding to include other writing. Each issue is illustrated with line drawings by Sanders.

Contributors include Sanders, Tuli Kupferberg, Carol Bergé, John Wieners, Andy Warhol, Ray Bremser, Lenore Kandel, Charles Olson, Joel Oppenheimer, Peter Orlovsky, Philip Whalen, Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, Julian Beck, Frank O’Hara, Leroi Jones, Diane DiPrima, William Burroughs, Gary Snyder, Robert Kelly, Judith Malina, Carl Solomon, Gregory Corso, Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, Michael McClure, Ted Berrigan, Joe Brainard, Gilbert Sorrentino, and many others — a virtual “who’s who” of avant garde poetry in the Sixties.


1. Fuck You, No. 1, edited by Ed Sanders
New York: February 1962
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover by Ed Sanders.

2. Fuck You, No. 2, edited by Ed Sanders
New York: April 1962
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover by Ed Sanders.

3. Fuck You, No. 3, edited by Ed Sanders
New York: June 1962
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover by Ed Sanders.

4. Fuck You, No. 4, edited by Ed Sanders
New York: August 1962
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover by Ed Sanders.

5. Fuck You, No. 5, Vol. 1, edited by Ed Sanders
fy51New York: December 1962
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover by Ed Sanders.

“Dedicated to pacificism, national defense thru nonviolent resistence, total assault on the culture, vaginal zapping, multilateral indiscriminate apertural conjugation, Hole Cons, Crotch Lake, Peace Eye, mad bands of stompers for peace, & all those gropped by J. Edgar Hoover in the silent halls of congress.”

6. Fuck You, No. 5, Vol. 2, edited by Ed Sanders
New York: December 1962
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover by Ed Sanders.

7. Fuck You, Number 5, Volume 3, edited by Ed Sanders
New York: May 1963
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover by Ed Sanders.

“Dedicated to pacificism, National Defense thru Nonviolent Resistance, Anarchia the Goddess, Orlovsky’s long Egyptian finger, Peace Eye, Hole Cons, Peace Walk Dicking, dope thrill Banana rites, Acapulco Gold, Panamanian Red, Honduras Brown, windowbox freak grass, the anarcho-commio-greaser conspiracy, submarine boarders, mad bands of stompers for Peace, and all those groped by J. Edgar Hoover in the silent halls of Congress”.

8. Fuck You, Number 5, Volume 4, edited by Ed Sanders
New York: Summer 1963
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover by Ed Sanders.

9. Fuck You, Number 5, Volume 5, edited by Ed Sanders
New York: December 1963
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover by Ed Sanders.

10. Fuck You, Number 5, Volume 6, edited by Ed Sanders
New York: April/May 1963
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover by Ed Sanders.

11. Fuck You, Number 5, Volume 7, edited by Ed Sanders
New York: September 1964
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover by Ed Sanders.

12. Fuck You, Volume 5, Number 8, edited by Ed Sanders
New York: March 1965
First edition, side-stapled printed wrappers, 8.5″ x 11″, mimeograph. Cover artwork by Andy Warhol.

13. Fuck You/ a magazine of the arts, Volume 5, Number 9

Auerhahn Press

Section A: Auerhahn Press: Books & Pamphlets 1958-1965

Section B: Auerhahn Press: Broadsides 1959-1965

Section C: Auerhahn Press: Commissioned Publications 1961-1965

Section D: Dave Haselwood Books 1965-1969

While stationed with the U.S. Army in Germany during the 1950s, David Haselwood conceived the idea of becoming a publisher. At the time he was corresponding with his friend Michael McClure (also a native of Wichita, Kansas) who was living in San Francisco. McClure’s first book of poems, Passage (1956), was being published by Jonathan Williams’ Jargon Press. “Jonathan was having books printed in Germany because of the high quality and low cost,” Haselwood says, “and I began looking into things.”

When Haselwood was released from the Army, he came to live in San Francisco. According to Haselwood, “During the summer of 1958 I drifted around San Francisco talking endlessly with painters such as Robert LaVigne and Jesse Sharpe and poets [Philip] Lamantia, [Michael] McClure, [John] Wieners, and reading all the live poetry and prose I could get my hands on. It was at this time that it occurred to me that the press could mean a great many things … ” From this intense exposure to the active literary scene in the Bay Area grew the desire to see these writers published without the great delays imposed by larger printing establishments.

A short while later in 1958 appeared the first publication of the Auerhahn Press, John Wieners’s The Hotel Wentley Poems. After this initial experience, in which the actual printing was done by a commercial printer (and edited by the printer without Haselwood’s knowledge), Haselwood was convinced that he should not only design all future books himself, but also print them: “The first and final consideration in printing poetry is the poetry itself. If the poems are great they create their own space, the publisher is just a midwife during the final operation…” With this ideal in mind, Haselwood tackled the publication of Philip Lamantia’s Ekstasis, and went on to the printing of Michael McClure’s Hymns to St. Geryon.

Though its limited financial resources were drained by this last publication, the press continued its publication of controversial and avant-garde works, such as Lamantia’s pamphlet Narcotica.

Haselwood took on a partner, Andrew Hoyem, in 1961. By then, a number of Kansans had arrived in San Francisco — including Robert Branaman, who shared living quarters with Haselwood for a time, and Glenn Todd, who later worked as a pressman and editor at Arion Press, which Hoyem founded after an amicable dissolution of his Auerhahn interests in 1964. Todd remembers the partners at work at 1334 Franklin Street: “The Auerhahn was a small press in a small room. Andrew would be setting type, and Dave running the press, passing single sheets of paper through. They’d be in their blue printer’s aprons.” Branaman adds, “Dave looked like someone out of Dickens to me. His shop was a center for artists. It was a well-known center of the culture.”

Another of San Francisco’s cultural hot spots was the Batman Gallery, first owned by William Jahrmarkt, a.k.a. Billy Batman, whose art interests leaned to the visionary, the experimental and the mystical. According to Jack Foley in O Her Blackness Sparkles! The Life and Times of the Batman Art Gallery, 1960-65 (1995), the opening of the gallery was a “spectacular affair” and featured 99 pieces of Bruce Conner’s work. Auerhahn produced the announcement. In 1962, the gallery was sold to Michael Agron, a psychiatrist and University of California Medical Center associate professor who researched LSD as a therapeutic tool. Collaborating with Haselwood, Agron conceived of each exhibition’s announcement as a work of art. The first Agron show, Master-Bat, showcased the works of, among others, Conner and Branaman.

As the Beat scene faded with the ascent of Hippie culture, Haselwood continued to collaborate with artists on Dave Haselwood Books projects. He worked for a time at Arion Press and designed books for other presses, but his interest in publishing had waned by the close of the ’60s. It was time, he says, to choose another path.


References consulted:

Clay, Steven and Rodney Phillips. A SECRET LOCATION ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE: Adventures in Writing, 1960-1980
New York: New York Public Library / Granary Books, 1998

Clements, Marshall. A CATALOG OF WORKS BY MICHAEL MCCLURE, 1956-1965
New York: The Phoenix Book Shop, 1965

Johnston, Alastair. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AUERHAHN PRESS & ITS SUCCESSOR DAVE HASELWOOD BOOKS
Berkeley: Poltroon Press, 1976

Lepper, Gary M. A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTION TO SEVENTY-FIVE MODERN AMERICAN AUTHORS
Berkeley: Serendipity Books, 1976