Tag: magazine

Canadian Poetry Magazine

Added on March 29, 2016

Canadian Poetry Magazine Volume II Numbers 1 and 2 Malcolm Lowry Canadian Authors’ Association, Canada, 1947 These two old magazines both contain poems by Malcolm Lowry. Number 1 has Sestina in a Cantina. Number 2 has Old Freighter in an Old Port, Port Moody, and Indian Arm. These magazines were very cheaply manufactured; mimeographed on [...]

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The Laughing Man

Added on January 29, 2016

The Laughing Man J.D. Salinger New Yorker Magazine, N.Y. March 19, 1949 The Laughing Man is another Salinger story which appeared first in the New Yorker, then more famously in his collection Nine Stories. This New Yorker is the true first printing of the story; a story within a story about the end of youth. [...]

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Teddy

Added on November 30, 2015

Teddy J.D. Salinger New Yorker Magazine, New York, Jan. 31, 1953 Due to its unhappy ending, Teddy is definitely one of Salinger’s most controversial stories. This 1953 New Yorker magazine is the true first printing. Later the same year (1953), Teddy was incorporated into the collection Nine Stories. Harper’s magazine, in its review of Nine [...]

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Zooey

Added on July 19, 2014

Zooey J.D. Salinger, New Yorker Magazine, New York,┬áMay 4, 1957 Many people think that Zooey is Salinger’s finest work — certainly one of his finest. Salinger incorporates Zen Buddhism and Eastern religious philosophy all throughout this brilliant novella involving members of Salinger’s fictitious Glass family. This New Yorker magazine is the true first printing of [...]

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Down at the Dinghy

Added on April 28, 2014

Down at the Dinghy J.D. Salinger Bantam, New York, 1953 Down at the Dinghy first came out in Harper’s magazine in April, 1949. Copies of this magazine are hard to find, much harder than any of Salinger’s New Yorker stories, but there is one for sale on-line today in fair condition for $325. Harper’s magazines [...]

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Mexican Manifesto

Added on September 21, 2013

Mexican Manifesto Roberto Bolano New Yorker Magazine, New York, April 22, 2013 This story is the most recent of Bolano’s posthumously discovered works to be translated into English. It is a strange tale of a couple who frequent the bathhouses of Mexico City. The narrator of Mexican Manifesto, along with his female companion, prefer one [...]

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For Esme — With Love and Squalor

Added on May 20, 2013

For Esme — With Love and Squalor J.D. Salinger World Review Magazine, U.K. August, 1950 Time magazine called For Esme — With Love and Squalor “the warmest and best of the┬áNine Stories”. It was an instant huge success; according to Wikipedia, Salinger received more fan mail for it than for any other story. It first [...]

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The Third Reich

Added on February 20, 2013

The Third Reich Roberto Bolano The Paris Review, Volumes 196 – 199, New York, 2011 These four volumes of the Paris Review constitute the true first English language printing of The Third Reich. Bolano wrote this novel in 1989, but never published it during his lifetime. It was found amongst his papers after his death [...]

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For Esme — With Love and Squalor

Added on December 9, 2012

For Esme — With Love and Squalor J.D. Salinger New Yorker Magazine, New York, April 8, 1950 Here is one the most — if not the most — rare of the Salinger New Yorkers. It is certainly one of his most popular stories. Within two weeks of the publication of For Esme — With Love [...]

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Just Before the War with the Eskimos

Added on November 3, 2012

Just Before the War with the Eskimos J.D. Salinger New Yorker Magazine, N.Y. June 5, 1948 Just Before the War with the Eskimos first came out in this 1948 New Yorker magazine, but is probably better known as one of the stories from Salinger’s 1953 collection Nine Stories. After Salinger’s death in 2010, a number [...]

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