THE DEAD LANGUAGE PRESENTS WM BURROUGHS reading from THE NAKED LUNCH (recorded in paris 1959) & PIERO HELICZER reading his latest book of poems THE FIRST BATTLE OF THE MARNE.
THE DEAD LANGUAGE PRESENTS WM BURROUGHS reading from THE NAKED LUNCH (recorded in paris 1959) & PIERO HELICZER reading his latest book of poems THE FIRST BATTLE OF THE MARNE.

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THE DEAD LANGUAGE PRESENTS WM BURROUGHS reading from THE NAKED LUNCH (recorded in paris 1959) & PIERO HELICZER reading his latest book of poems THE FIRST BATTLE OF THE MARNE.

Original handbill announcing a reading on December 16 (1962) at B Flat, 201 Avenue B, New York, "admission one dollar". Printed letterpress in black and dark red. Illustrated with the photograph from the front cover of Heliczer's poetry collection, 'The First Battle of the Marne', with the same art nouveau decorative border. 35.5x17.8cm.

This copy bears the typed return address of the Dead Language and the mailing address of the recipient, Marvin Malone (The Wormwood Review). The postmark is dated 'New York, NY Dec. 5, 1962'.

Ondrej Klepsa's online checklist of works by Piero Heliczer, compiled with the help of Tom Raworth, Ira Cohen and others, lists a magnetic tape of 30 minutes duration entitled "The Naked Lunch: A film for tape recorder, no projector needed", and it seems likely that it was this recording of William Burroughs (dating from July 1959) that Heliczer played at the reading (see also item #59).

Folded three times for mailing, with ten small and unobtrusive holes from single staple removal, o/w Near Fine.

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