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Evergreen Review Vol 4 No 14 by Barney Rosset
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After the profound insights of the pataphysics issue, this fourteenth number of Evergreen feels a littl lackluster. The most striking piece in the issue is "The Baby,' a long story by Turkish writer Yasar Kemal, about a father's desperate efforts to save his child in a subsistence-level peasant community. It's almost too painful to read but very well done. The second part of John Wain's account of his school years in England before World War II is pretty good too, a darkly nostalgic piece in part about the failure of the world to anticipate the rise of Fascism. Are we listening yet? Other contents include a minor piece of prose by Beckett, an excellent poem by Jacques Prevert, and a couple of musings on assorted jazz products. On the whole, a minor issue but a nice window into 1960's hip culture.

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November 20, 2019 – Started Reading
November 20, 2019 – Shelved
November 23, 2019 – Finished Reading

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