Sidney E. Parker | Bibliography

We will endeavor to create a comprehensive bibliography of work by Sidney Parker, and where we’re able, to actually post the item online. Our bibliography contains three main sections, when applicable: Minor Works (essays, articles, contributions to other larger works), Major Works (books and journals) and Letters. Each section is ordered chronologically as best can be determined.
If you are aware of a title were missing, or have some other information to contribute, please contact us.


Minor Works

“The Anarchism of Max Stirner” | PDF
Freedom Anarchist Review | Vol. 41 No. 23 | November 22, 1980
Issue Cover

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The New Freewoman: Dora Marsden & Benjamin R. Tucker | Page
Originally published in Benjamin R. Tucker and the Champions of Liberty: A Centenary Anthology, ed. by Michael E. Coughlin, Charles H. Hamilton, Mark A. Sullivan. New York, 1986.


Major Works

The Anarchists (1952)

the-anarchist-coverRecently discovered among Parker’s papers is a mimeographed issue of The Anarchists. Volume 1, No. 1, from December of 1952.

It is unknown how many issues were made, or how many copies of each issue there were.

 

 

 


Man! Journal (1955)

man-vol1-no1A revival of a journal by the same name, S.E. Parker edited the first three issues.

In a 1993 interview, Sid gave some background on it:

“What it was was an attempt to revive an American publication which had existed in the 1930’s edited by a man called Marcus Graham, whose real name was Shah Marcus. He was somebody who still had a deportation order over his head from the 1930’s but they couldn’t deport him because he refused to tell them which country he was born in, so they didn’t know where to send him. He got very paranoid as a result of this thing hanging over his head and wouldn’t come out into the open; but I had written to him and he asked me if I could revive the paper over here, which I did, and edited three issues. It came out every month. When I got involved with pacifism I decided that Marcus Graham’s brand of apocalyptic “up the masses” anarchism wasn’t compatible with what I was talking about and I handed it over to Arthur Uloth who edited a further three issues. There were other people involved in this, a group of people including Leah Feldman and Jim Peake.”


Twice (1963) PDF

TwiceEdited by S.E. Parker
Only issue: 1963
S.E. Parker, 1963, London, England
14 pages, 8×10″

UoE Notes:

This appears to be a creative writing journal, and possibly only one issue was ever published. A handwritten note on the bottom of the cover reads “This is not the anarchist magazine – it is something we did in Bristol – a few years ago – the new magazine is more professional.”

Contents:

“Editorial the First” 1
Sea Squirt: Monkey: Man, A Myth-stretched drama by Ron Berry 2
(untitled poem) by Cynthia Swettenham 7
An Economic Escape by Benjamin DeCasseres 8
The Homeless (poem) by Pat Parker 11
Conversation with the Devil by Pat Parker 12
Morning (poem) by Sidney Parker 14
Advertisement for “Anarchism & Individualism” 14
Request for Contributions 14

Quote on Front Cover:

“Efficiency tends to automatism.
Careless, irresponsible spontaneity
is life in its most efficient form.”
-DeCasseres.

Back Cover:

Send contributions- creative writing, poetry, humour, etc.- to the editors Pat and Sidney Parker, (address)
The editors do not necessarily agree.


Minus One (1963) Page

MinusOneCoverEdited by S.E. Parker
First issue: 1963
Last issue: 1980
Format Varied

UoE Notes:

Minus One (1963) is the first long-running journal edited by Sidney E. Parker. Though an issue of Minus One (1963) was named “EGO”, and a few issues of this run are titled “The Egoist”, the numbering began with Minus One No. 1 Sept. 1963 and is sequential until Minus One No.44, 1980.

Sid, from the same 1993 interview:

“(Minus One) started off as an occasional publication; in other words, I brought it out when I had enough money and enough material. At that time, we were living in furnished rooms, we had a young son, and I was working long hours, so I didn’t have much time to devote to it. Later on, it came out in the mid-‘60s, over a fairly long period, every two months. By now, I had one or two people to help me with it; they used to help to collate and distribute it, and its circulation went up to about 250. About a hundred were composed of sales in various places. Frances Evans and Shirley MacLaine sold quite a lot at Marble Arch for about one or two years. It appeared in various directories, and I used to get an enormous number of exchanges at that time. Of course what it was generally noted for was my telling people why I thought that my brand of anarchism was the brand of anarchism and everybody else’s was wrong: Which had been my habit for many years in different guises.”


Ego (1982) Page

EgoNo4Edited by S.E. Parker
First issue: 1982
Last issue:
[Publisher], [Year], [City/Country] XX pages, WxH”
Cover price $XX.XX

UoE Notes:

Ego is the second long-running journal edited by Sidney E. Parker. Though an issue of Minus One (1963) was named EGO, and a few issues of this run are titled The Egoist, the numbering was reset at EGO No. 1 in 1982 and is sequential until EGO N0. 15 in 1993. One of our contributors pointed out the following in casual conversation, and I thought it needed a holding place:

“I realised that the ‘John C Smith’ (“John C Smith needs no introduction”) who wrote the last essay in the final SEP edition of EGO was a play on Stirner’s name. The piece must’ve been written by Parker.” – Pól O’Sullivan

Sid, describing the change in name:

“What happened was that I was tending to the view that anarchism could only be a minority interest. This was partly what Armand himself had written, because he could never make his mind up throughout his life whether there was ever going to be an anarchist society or that it was just a hopeless dream. I had also read the writings of the Sydney Libertarians, the Australian group, who argued that libertarianism was only one among many interests in society, and that it would remain such. I adopted their view as well, and this was increasingly reflected in Minus One, and was also increasingly reflected in the declining circulation, because some readers wanted to be told that there was a heaven on the horizon even if was called an individualist heaven, and of course I said there wasn’t…

“I dropped the name Minus One in 1982, because by that time I had stopped calling myself an anarchist. Since Minus One was classified and identified with anarchism, I decided I wasn’t going to continue the title, but continue the publication, first calling it Ego, then The Egoist, then back to Ego again.”


One (1990)

one-1Edited by S.E. Parker
First issue: 1990 (unreleased)

UoE Notes:

A copy of a journal titled ONE was located in Sid’s materials. It was just a two sided single page formatted like En Marge (1995) would be 5 years later. It is unknown if any copies were produced or distributed, but assume it wasn’t as the contents were published in The Egoist #12.

Just below the masthead was the notice:

NOTA BENE: From now on ONE will be published in place of THE EGOIST. ONE will take the form of a personal “viewsletter” and will appear when I have something to say. Unsolicited articles will not be accepted, but readers’ letters will be welcome. (snip)


 

En Marge (1995)

Edited by S.E. Parker
First issue: 1995
Last issue: 1996

UoE Notes:

Sid finally decided that he wanted to issue a smaller occasional journal, which he referred to as a “viewsletter,” that he intended to only issue infrequently. Much like the mock-up of One done five years earlier, En Marge would be one double-sided sheet of paper. The title itself was derived from the title used frequently for his editorials in his other journals. In French “en marge” means “from the margins, “outside” or “on the fringes,” “En marge de la société” would mean “on the fringe of society.” Only two issues were ever published, the second being in 1996.

In the last issue of Ego, in 1994, he announced:

“From the next issue Ego will be incorporated into Non-Serviam which is edited and published by Svein Olav Nyberg. However, I intend to issue occasional ‘viewsletters’, usually consisting of one or two A4 sized pages.”

 


Lost/Unpublished Works

The Egoism of Max Stirner: Some Critical Bibliographical Notes

This title was said to be forthcoming from The Mackay Society in EGO No 7, 1986

Other Items


Items below published BY Parker. Here for filing elsewhere.

Below is a list of journals and booklets published and either written or edited by S.E.P.

1962 “Anarchism and individualism : three essays” Armand, E. (Emile)

1966 “Some Poems/ Pat Parker” 13p; 17x21cm

1966 “O idios : three essays on individualist anarchism” Schweitzer, Jean Pierre. – 14p.,22cm

1967 “Anarchism and modern society.” by Jeff Robinson. – 14p; 26cm

1986 “The New Freewoman: Dora Marsden & Benjamin R. Tucker” (essay included in the book “Benjamin R. Tucker & The Champions of Liberty”)

1988 “Egoism” 4p

If you’re aware of anything he published himself (as opposed to someone else publishing his writing), notate it here. I am creating a separate list of essays/etc. published elsewhere.