Beat Generation

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THE BEATS ABROAD

Bill Morgan

The Beat Generation is one of the great homegrown countercultures of the United States, but in fact its writers traveled widely and most of them lived abroad for periods of time. Their travels were a vital...

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BEATSVILLE: SIGNED AND NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION

Martin McIntosh, editor

The first pop culture history of the beatnik! An extensive, full-color visual tour of the beat era, packed with record covers, books, comics, ceramics and more. Skirting around the more serious philosophical...

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OBSERVED WHILE FALLING

Malcolm Mc Neill

Observed While Falling is an account of the personal and creative interaction that defined the collaboration between the writer William S. Burroughs and the artist Malcolm McNeill on the graphic novel...

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JACK'S BOOK

Barry Gifford, Lawrence Lee

First published in 1978, Jack's Book gives us an intimate look into the life and times of the "King of the Beats." Through the words of the close friends, lovers, artists, and drinking buddies who survived...

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THE SEA IS MY BROTHER

Jack Kerouac

In the spring of 1943, during a stint in the Merchant Marine, twenty-one-year old Jack Kerouac set out to write his first novel. Working diligently day and night to complete it by hand, he titled it The...

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ONE AND ONLY

Gerald Nicosia, Anne Marie Santos

Beloved by both Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, Lu Anne Henderson's story has never been told. Lu Anne was a beautiful 15-year-old girl in Denver in 1945 when she met Neal, a fast-talking hurricane of male...

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THE LETTERS OF ALLEN GINSBERG

Allen Ginsberg, Bill Morgan, editor

Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997) was one of twentieth-century literature's most prolific letter-writers. This definitive volume showcases his correspondence with some of the most original and interesting...

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DINNERS AND NIGHTMARES

Diane di Prima

Diane di Prima has long been recognized as one of the strongest voices of her generation, and one of the few women able to break through the male-dominated beatnik scene. Her poetic portrayal of lowlife...

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WHY KEROUAC MATTERS: THE LESSONS OF ON THE ROAD

John Leland

Legions of youthful Americans have taken On the Road as a manifesto for rebellion and an inspiration to hit the road. But there is much more to the book than that. In Why Kerouac Matters, John Leland embarks...

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DHARMA BUMS

Jack Kerouac

The Dharma Bums was published one year after On the Road made Jack Kerouac a celebrity and a spokesperson for the Beat Generation. Sparked by his contagious zest for life, the novel relates the adventures...

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BEAT: PHOTOGRAPHS OF COUNTER-CULTURE ICONS

Christopher Felver

Never before has there been a book filled with this many photographs of equal Beat Era personalities -- the most comprehensive photography collection of the people, players, and friends of the Beat era...

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ALLEN GINSBERG READS KADDISH

Allen Ginsberg

Written in one one-stop 40-hour marathon session fueled by dexedrine, LSD and coffee, "Kaddish" stands as an epic testament to Ginsberg's literary talent. Here is Ginsberg reading the work, available for...

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