London & Amsterdam: Joy Publication, 1969-1974. Softcover folio. 17 ½ x 12 ½ in. Offset print in color on newsprint. VG+. Item #4784
SUCK: The First European Sex Paper was founded in 1969 in Amsterdam and ran until 1974. Primary editors were William Levy, Germaine Greer, Heathcote Williams, Susan Jansen, and Lynne Tillman. Contributors to SUCK included William S. Burroughs, W. H. Auden, Michael McClure, Maurice Girodias, Valerie Solanas, Bill Levy, Guillaume Apollinaire, Mel Clay. Especially significant in relation to the oeuvre of William Burroughs, SUCK No. 5 and No. 6 feature excerpts of the then-unpublished novel The Wild Boys, which includes “Burroughs’ Blue Movie,” written in part as an outline towards an unrealized pornographic film.
This collection features all eight issues of the paper and the supplementary materials published in conjunction with the newspaper.
No. 1-8; supplementary materials: Finger; The Virgin Sperm Dancer; Wet Dreams; Suck Turns Flesh into Words, Words into Flesh.
All issues in very good condition.