[Item #1747] King of the Beatniks: A Play in Three Acts. Arthur W. Knight, Jack Kerouac.

King of the Beatniks: A Play in Three Acts

ISBN: 0934953279
Sudbury, MA: Water Row Press, 1986. First Softcover Edition. Trade Softcover. A play about Kerouac by Arthur Knight, publisher of the important Unspeakable Visions of the Individual series with his wife, Kit. "Banned from competition in Wales at the All England Drama Festival due to "the controversial nature of the piece," KING OF THE BEATS went on to win an award and recognition at the Shropshire Drama Festival in March 1985."(from back cover) "...I wanted to write something that would transcend what was factual...while the reader will recognize portions of Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady and Gregory Corso in John Duhon, Jesse Younger and Logan, the portraits are not meant to be biographical."(from author's introduction excerpted on back cover) An interesting perspective from one of the pioneering publishers who helped revive interest in the Beat Generation, from the collection of James Perrizo (1944-2006), devoted Beat scholar & collector who at one time was the assistant to Edie Kerouac Parker, Jack's former wife. In very fine, virtually mint condition. Very Fine. [Item #1747]

Price: $30.00

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