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The Outsider.

Standardized Title:
Outsider (New Orleans, La.)
Publication:
New Orleans, La. : Loujon Press, 1961-1969.
Format/Description:
Journal/Periodical
2 v. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Quarterly, 1962-1969
Vol. 1, no. 1 (fall 1961)-v. 2, no. 4/5 (winter 1969-69).
Subjects:
American literature -- 20th century -- Periodicals.
American poetry -- 20th century -- Periodicals.
Notes:
Limited ed.
Editor: 1961-1968/69, J. E. Webb.
Imprint varies: -winter 1968-69 published in Tucson, Ariz.
Vol. 1, no. 2 contains "Jack Kerouac: Sept. 16, 1961, Poem" on p. 68. Several variants exist of the line beginning "This is an attempt at the easy lightness of ... poetry". These are probably deliberate alterations to Kerouac's text (which should have read "... of Chinese poetry") made without Kerouac's knowledge by the editor and publisher, Jon Edgar Webb. Recorded variants include: "... of Ciardian poetry"; "... of civilized poetry"; "... of chamber poetry"; "... of Beatnik poetry"; "... of drawing room poetry"; "... of Ciardi poetry"; and "... of wellbred poetry". For a complete discussion, cf. Moore, Dave. Kerouac & The Outsider, a puzzle, at the Empty Mirror Books website (see link below).
Vol. 1 has three issues; v. 2 is complete in one combined issue (no. 4/5).
None published between spring 1963 and winter 1968-69.
Local notes:
Penn Library copy has the variant "... of wellbred poetry" in the Kerouac poem (vol. 1, no. 2, p. 68).
Penn Library copy of v. 2, no. 4/5 contains a two loose items at end: a hand-sealed floral specimen and an explanatory note, the end of which reads: Five hundred were made, each one different, to go as gifts only with the limited 500-copy hardcover ed. of Outsider 4-5.
Penn Library copy of v. 2, no. 4/5 has a copy of a newspaper article about a flood at the Loujon Press laid in at end.
Penn Provenance:
Webb, Gypsy Lou (autograph, New Orleans, 1991)
Penn Chronology:
1961-1969
Contributor:
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
ISSN:
0475-1663
OCLC:
6131475
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