GOOD SOUP #1 - all published (?).


GOOD SOUP #1 - all published (?).

New York: N.Y. Federation of Anarchists, nd. (c. 1965). Ed. Joyce Gardner and Allan Hoffman. Oblong 4to. Stapled wrps., unpaginated (44pp.). Illustrated, including photo-montages by Phil Hipwell.

Contents include Murray Bookchin's essay (co-authored with Allan Hoffman and Paul Spencer), 'Towards an Anarchist Manifesto: The Legacy of Domination' (16pp.), along with poems by Jonathan Leake (Resurgence) and the editors; "Glue Sniffer Saturday Night" by anarcho-pacifists Judith Malina and Julian Beck of The Living Theatre; and a short text by Robert Chasse, later a member of the American section of the Situationist International.

The NY Federation of Anarchists (the forerunner of Anarchos) operated from a communal loft in the Bowery where they hosted poets from the Lower East Side (including Allen Ginsberg and Ishmael Reed), and ran an anarchist bookshop, The Torch, at 641 East 9th Street. The editors' introduction to the magazine (printed in the commune's radical print shop on discarded printing presses) begins: "A year & a half ago a group of friends - political activists of the old & new left, artists, communitarians, pacifists, students, poets, vegetarians, Reichians, technicians - began to meet on the Lower East Side to discuss & synthesize our different visions of life, to seek meaningful alternatives to the self-destructive life around us", and concludes: "We offer you this magazine as a contribution to the search for new directions in the emerging struggle for freedom. Take it (only if you are hungry) as though you were taking a bowl of good soup offered you by a friend…".

Staples slightly rusty; front cover slightly edge-worn and rubbed, o/w Very Good.