Softcover. Paris, Paris Review, 1965, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 160 pages; includes the first appearance of one of the most well-known & important interviews of William S. Burroughs, conducted in his birthplace of St. Louis when he revisited there briefly in 1965. Conducted by the seasoned biographer-journalist Conrad Knickerbocker, this lengthy interview is full of insight into the life & work of WSB from himself in middle age, still being plumbed by scholars. Preceding the interview is a photograph of WSB in Paris from 1960 taken by Charles Henri Ford, & it is interspersed with facsimiles of three pages from WSB's journal that he created while in St. Louis, cut-up collages of texts & images. Following the interview is "St. Louis Return," a diary-essay-journal hybrid by WSB. Elegaic, reflective, quintessentially Burroughsian, it is another classic in his canon. Both pieces are under the formal over-title of "The Art of Fiction XXXVI." Also in this issue is an interview with Jazz Giant Dizzy Gillispie, two prose-poems by Edward Dorn, a poem by Ron Padgett, another by Aram Saroyan, & more. A very important WSB item, in vg condition with only very mild rubbing & soiling to covers. Previous owner's signature to front fly leaf.