A complete run of the irregularly published, eclectic Parisian underground music and counterculture monthly under the editorial direction of Henri-Jean Enu, consisting of thirteen issues (24 pp. each) plus the rare comix supplement (No. 1, February 1971), combining music journalism and radical politics with adventurous illustrations, comix, and written features on diverse aspects of the international counterculture experience, particularly the psychosexual theories of Reich and Freud, coverage of conflicts in Vietnam, Algeria, Ireland, and South Africa, the nascent ecological movement, drug use and regulation, film, antiauthoritarian education, occultism, sexual liberation and contraception, and underground new media, richly illustrated throughout (full and multiple page spreads, some in color). Illus. self-wrpps, small loss to corner of wrpps. on supplemental issue. Paris 1970-1973.
Experimental rocker and artist Enu was a major figure in the Parisian underground in the early 1970s and deeply committed to alternative media and new modes of distribution--primarily through Le Parapluie, video, and comix. International in scope, Le Parapluie was a member of the Underground Press Syndicate network, with notable contributions by artists and authors such as Dominique Tarlé, Jean-Louis Brau, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, and Andy Warhol, and reviews or articles on music festivals and groups including the Isle of Wight, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Roxy Music, The Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, The Who, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, The Yardbirds, David Bowie, and Sun Ra among others. Together presenting a sophisticated and frank rendering of French counterculture shifting from the psychedelic era toward the harder-edge iconoclasm of protopunk. As of Febraury 2019, WorldCat locates five holdings in North America. Book ID: 47763