Evergreen Review

Evergreen Review The progressive literary and cultural magazine founded in 1957. Join the underground!
Evergreen Review debuted pivotal works by Samuel Beckett, Jorge Luis Borges, Charles Bukowski, William Burroughs, Marguerite Duras, Jean Genet, Allen Ginsberg, Gunter Grass, Jack Kerouac, Norman Mailer, Henry Miller, Pablo Neruda, Vladimir Nabokov, Frank O’Hara, Kenzaburō Ōe, Octavio Paz, Harold Pinter, Susan Sontag, Tom Stoppard, Derek Walcott and Malcolm X. United States Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas wrote a controversial piece for the magazine in 1969. Kerouac and Ginsberg regularly had their writing published in the magazine. The original Evergreen Review ceased publication in 1973, but the magazine was revived in 1998 in an online edition edited by founder Barney Rosset and Astrid Rosset. Evergreen's latest incarnation came in 2017 with editor-in-chief Dale Peck and publisher John Oakes. Check us out evergreenreview.com!

Our friends at Navayana remind us that May 15 marks the 83rd AoC ("Annihilation of Caste") Day. Read more at the link be...
05/13/2019
Navayana | Endings and Beginnings

Our friends at Navayana remind us that May 15 marks the 83rd AoC ("Annihilation of Caste") Day. Read more at the link below.

Barney getting his due!
05/10/2019

Barney getting his due!

New article on literaturhaus features "Rosset: My Life in Publishing and How I fought Censorship" (OR Books) and digs deeper into the world of publishing.

literaturha.us/news-list/2019/deeper-into-literary-publishing

04/04/2019

Evergreen's candidates for excision from the language:
1. weaponize/weaponization;
2. hydrate.

The Other 98%
04/02/2019
The Other 98%

The Other 98%

Not only did this jury find that punching Nazis* is both morally and legally justifiable it turns out to be shockingly affordable.

NEW STUFF IS UP
03/27/2019
NEW STUFF IS UP

NEW STUFF IS UP

  Joyce Johnson writes about her Memories of Sexual Oppression, not as a victim or even a survivor, but as a woman who chose to believe in herself.

Untitled Album
03/10/2019

Untitled Album

Where’s such madness that senselessness can be set to verse by someoneAssign the meaning of the bird of not-there-ness...
03/07/2019

Where’s such madness that senselessness can be set to verse by someone
Assign the meaning of the bird of not-there-ness to existence, someone
— Ghalib (1797-1869)

In Evergreen's just-posted issue, the critic and translator Anand observes: "When words are placed in an ever-shifting field of allusions, best not be blinded by the pursuit of meaning."
https://evergreenreview.com/read/three-ghazals/

Our rebellious pals at the publisher Badlands Unlimited (which no longer participates in "social media," so if you want ...
02/18/2019

Our rebellious pals at the publisher Badlands Unlimited (which no longer participates in "social media," so if you want to learn more, head to their website https://badlandsunlimited.com/) have the best possible way to celebrate the holiday, in our view.

Evergreen at HACO March 8
02/18/2019
Evergreen at HACO March 8

Evergreen at HACO March 8

And a reminder: Evergreen's imprint Foxrock Books, featuring exclusive books by Samuel Beckett•Marguerite Duras•Kenzaburō Ōe•Robert Coover•Michael Coffey AND facsimile editions of the first three Evergreens from 1957 are on sale online via our friends at OR Books.  

02/13/2019

MARCH 8. Save it. Why? Because there's going to be a Brooklyn reading you won't want to miss featuring Lisa Dierbeck, Minerva Martínez, Joyce Johnson and Evergreen's very own e-in-c, the charmingly ferocious if not ferociously charming Dale Peck. Where? HACO NYC, 31 Grand Street, Brooklyn.

Best poster we've seen in a while. From artist Lydia Moyer
01/08/2019

Best poster we've seen in a while. From artist Lydia Moyer

Nice note on Evergreen in Lou Reed bio by Anthony DeCurtis--thank you, Michelle Sierra Laffitte, for pointing it out!
01/07/2019

Nice note on Evergreen in Lou Reed bio by Anthony DeCurtis--thank you, Michelle Sierra Laffitte, for pointing it out!

We need your love, but also your tax-deductible dollars to keep us ad-free and without paywalls: join the hundreds who s...
12/13/2018

We need your love, but also your tax-deductible dollars to keep us ad-free and without paywalls: join the hundreds who support the publication.

Delighted to report that Susan Bernofsky has been awarded the Modern Language Association's 2018 Lois Roth Award for her...
12/12/2018
Go, Went, Gone – Evergreen Review

Delighted to report that Susan Bernofsky has been awarded the Modern Language Association's 2018 Lois Roth Award for her translation of Jenny Erpenbeck's novel GO, WENT, GONE --read an excerpt of it at Evergreen Review!

When Richard gets home that evening, he can’t remember how the conversation even started. He hadn’t wanted to knock on any more doors behind which men were sleeping. On his way downstairs, he saw the thin man with the broom, sweeping the uninhabited second floor as if he had all the time in the ...

A break from the news (can it get any miserable-er?) of the day to remember a longtime sustaining friend of The Evergree...
10/29/2018

A break from the news (can it get any miserable-er?) of the day to remember a longtime sustaining friend of The Evergreen Review, Joe Bianco, who died this past summer. Astrid Myers Rosset, widow of Barney Rosset, original publisher of Evergreen, wrote: "I will remember Joe for the long and enduring friendship he had with my late husband Barney Rosset. It began I believe when Joe was a young Yale law student and helped in securing for Barney hundreds of documents from the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) showing that Barney had been under surveillance for many years." Pictured: Joe Bianco (right) with Barney in 2002, at Barney's 80th birthday. (Photos of that event can be seen in archived issue #105.)

Here at TER 2018 we try to keep that irrepressible, subversive spirit alive, as exemplified by those two rebels Barney and Joe...

Many thanks to all who turned up last night at KGB Bar & Lit Mag for the Evergreen evening!
10/08/2018

Many thanks to all who turned up last night at KGB Bar & Lit Mag for the Evergreen evening!

We'll be there!
09/27/2018
KEEPING IT COOL: A Fundraiser for Interference Archive

We'll be there!

You’re invited to Interference Archive’s (almost) annual benefit! It’ll be a fun night filled with friends, refreshments, and social movement history, celebrating one year in our new home on 7th Street. There will even be special programming for kids in the first half of the evening, from 4-6p...

NEW FROM ROBERT COOVER: The Enchanted Prince. Now in pre-order--place an order now and get a 15% discount.
09/21/2018
The Enchanted Prince by Robert Coover | Foxrock Books

NEW FROM ROBERT COOVER: The Enchanted Prince.
Now in pre-order--place an order now and get a 15% discount.

“A brilliant mythmaker, a potty-mouthed Svengali, and an evil technician of metaphors. He is among our language’s most important inventors.” —Ben Marcus

Includes discussion of Eleuthéria, the play Beckett wrote more or less contemporaneously with Waiting for Godot (and wh...
09/06/2018
Boockett

Includes discussion of Eleuthéria, the play Beckett wrote more or less contemporaneously with Waiting for Godot (and which is published by Foxrock, the book wing of Evergreen)--story goes that Beckett presented both to director Roger Blin, who chose to produce Godot largely because it has fewer characters...

~ Dedicated to my Sister, General of the Avant-Garde ~ It snuck up on me, but we have a lot of Samuel Beckett in the shop. None of it’s signed by the man himself, so perhaps I gave it short shrift. As I catalogued it, I realized that I know so little of his work. Just as Fitzgerald’s work suffer...

We hardly knew ye, dear Village Voice. But the spirit of NYC's underground lives on....
08/31/2018
The Village Voice Is Officially Dead

We hardly knew ye, dear Village Voice. But the spirit of NYC's underground lives on....

'Today is kind of a sucky day,' the owner told the staff in a phone call.

John Calder obituary
08/21/2018
John Calder obituary

John Calder obituary

Publisher and bookseller who championed some of the great avant-garde writers of the 20th century

Evergreen editor-in-chief Dale Peck had a packed publication party at (le) poisson rouge for his ninth book (and first n...
08/21/2018

Evergreen editor-in-chief Dale Peck had a packed publication party at (le) poisson rouge for his ninth book (and first novel in many years) NIGHT SOIL, just out to great reviews from Soho Press. Peck's own editor at Soho Mark Doten introduced our man.

Nice short piece in The Dance Insider on Chicago, the Beats, "The New American Poetry" and Donald Eberle--all of which i...
07/23/2018
It’s Cooler by the Lake

Nice short piece in The Dance Insider on Chicago, the Beats, "The New American Poetry" and Donald Eberle--all of which implicates Evergreen:

(Art from the exhibition Architecture and Design in Chicago, coming up this fall at The Art Institute of Chicago. Artists should not be implicated in the opinions expressed below.) Like what you…

OR Books
07/22/2018

OR Books

Our favorite poster from the H.O.P.E. (Hackers on Planet Earth) Conference

worth checking out if for no other reason than the fabulous pic of Terry Southern and Rip Torn, in all their demented gl...
07/17/2018
A Parody of Smut — and of Voltaire — Turns 60

worth checking out if for no other reason than the fabulous pic of Terry Southern and Rip Torn, in all their demented glory:

“Candy,” the satirical sex novel by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg now available in a new anniversary edition, wages guerrilla war on prudery.

06/11/2018

New stuff posted! work by Antoine Volodine, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, Heather Abel, Uche Peter Umez, others--all accompanied by amazing artwork...check it out: www.evergreenreview.com

Images from Wednesday's fabulous Evergreen reading at BIZARRE Bushwick featuring Peck, Wilson, Lennard, Stone and Herrin...
06/01/2018

Images from Wednesday's fabulous Evergreen reading at BIZARRE Bushwick featuring Peck, Wilson, Lennard, Stone and Herring! Music by maestro Adjua Johnson

The heroic labors continue by Evergreen staff to make back issues available to all. This week we invite you to peruse th...
05/22/2018
119 – Evergreen Review

The heroic labors continue by Evergreen staff to make back issues available to all. This week we invite you to peruse the August 2009 issue featuring, among others, Jennifer Juneau, Rami Shamir, Jim Feast, Aliya Tyus-Barnwell, Donavon Davidson and . . . Henry Miller and SAMUEL BECKETT.

Don't forget: May 30 BIZARRE Bushwick!!

Wonderful, meditative short essay on the gap between writing and reality, between investigation and resolution.
05/16/2018
Nuto Revelli: the History of the Present | Printed_Matter

Wonderful, meditative short essay on the gap between writing and reality, between investigation and resolution.

Books, Essays May 15, 2018 Nuto Revelli: the History of the Present Alessandro Cassin Alessandro Cassin is the director of Centro Primo Levi’s online magazine, Printed Matter and CPL Editions which published over 13 books since its debut in 2014. Coming from a tradition of publishing —his fath...

05/09/2018

Herewith, in its entirety, Mike Topp's poem "Fair Warning":

Miniature ponies don't make me angry so much as disappointed.

Three cheers for Michael Coffey, whose latest book "Samuel Beckett Is Closed" (from Foxrock Books/Evergreen Review, publ...
04/27/2018
Three Literary Critics Who Engage With Their Subjects, Unconventionally

Three cheers for Michael Coffey, whose latest book "Samuel Beckett Is Closed" (from Foxrock Books/Evergreen Review, published in collaboration with our friends OR Books), gets a tremendous review in today's New York Times:
“Coffey joins Beckett in a ghostly collaboration . . . a rewarding challenge. . . . Coffey takes 'a colossal figure' whose 'form-shattering masterpieces' can seem hermetic and obscure, deliberately closed off, and opens him up in a way we haven’t seen.”

Criticism in verse? Finishing Beckett’s unfinished manuscript? A memoiristic meditation on Kathy Acker? These authors embrace hybrid forms to analyze the literature they love.

Today, like some kind of demented tulip, our new issue pokes its nose aboveground. With new work by an array of artists ...
04/23/2018

Today, like some kind of demented tulip, our new issue pokes its nose aboveground. With new work by an array of artists and writers, some you're familiar with, some you've never heard of:
•in “The Great Fire of London,” Chimene Suleyman argues that the Grenfell Tower tragedy, far from being an isolated disaster, was part of a pattern of neglect for London’s poor and disenfranchised that goes back hundreds of years.

•The great Lynne Tillman returns with “Men and Apparitions,” an innovative, unnerving examination of family, images, and masculinity.

•Mass murder, the Amish, and casual (gay) sex are just a few of the attractions in Stephen Beachy’s “Glory Hole, ” an excerpt from from an underappreciated work that "mixes perversion and purity." (Art below by Mario Tauchi.)

All at www.evergreenreview.com

This is just the first cohort...more to come, very shortly!

Robert Coover reading at Brown Creative Writing Dept.'s fabulous celebration "Unspeakable Practices" featuring the man h...
04/20/2018

Robert Coover reading at Brown Creative Writing Dept.'s fabulous celebration "Unspeakable Practices" featuring the man himself as well as Siri Hustvedt, Paul Auster (Official), Edwidge Danticat, Don DeLillo, Rick Moody, Ben Marcus, many others...catch Coover's latest in the New Yorker or...www.evergreenreview.com!

Samuel Beckett: Connoisseur of Artistic Failure
04/14/2018
Samuel Beckett: Connoisseur of Artistic Failure

Samuel Beckett: Connoisseur of Artistic Failure

Fail better. I am not sure any writer is more identifiable by two words than Samuel Beckett is by these. Though first occurring in one of his late, little-known works, the phrase has nonetheless co…

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