Green Isle in the Sea: An Informal History of the Alternative Press, 1960-85

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Diane Kruchkow, Curt Johnson
December Press, 1986 - Literary Criticism - 265 pages
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Twenty-four editors of small American literary magazines describe the history of their publication and share their observations on small press publishing

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This book helped build the little magazine dream of the later 20th century, and, like the best of the littles, it was about humans as well as the humanities, beyond literati (and fairly oblivious about glitterati and ignored by them). It was fun to read and fun to write, as I and 23 others did, and will endure as history if not profundity. Oh, yes, it should be instructive to anyone doing anything like the characters included here. Johnson himself was an exemplar of the creative editor, the sometimes tipsy battler or collaborator with the windmills - and windbags -of capitalism.  


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