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Vintage book MATURE 1967 censored play in paperback The Beard by Michael McClure MATURE

ORIGINAL Evergreen Black Cat book # BC 142
1967 2nd printing 96 pages- traditional sized paperback book.

Another interesting and twisted bit of history- wiki this guy if you aren't familiar- he was an American beat poet ( think Allen Ginsberg & Jack Kerouac), friend to Jim Morrison, that era-

Still with me? He wrote this play in 1965, had it performed twice, and it caused a sh*t storm

FROM WIKI***McClure would later court controversy as a playwright with his play The Beard. The play tells of a fictional encounter in the blue velvet of eternity between Billy the Kid and Jean Harlow and is a theatrical exploration of his "Meat Politics" theory, in which all human beings are "bags of meat."***

Cops came, law suits,riots... Ahh, the 60's...

The play itself is a VERY quick read. It's a two character play and very limited dialog mostly containing F-word and C-words.

A historic novelty piece, for a less articulate way to put it~ ADULT ONLY.

** Sold AS-IS. Pages are intact with no glaring damage beyond expected wear to a 30 year old magazine. I do not know, nor do I care, what industry grading would be- it is fair or good, or even better or I'd never offer it on etsy. Beyond that, it is your call as to it's condition or "worth".


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Vintage book MATURE 1967 censored play in paperback The Beard by Michael McClure MATURE


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
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