Broadside: Folk Counterculture, No. 161, April 1985. Beat Generation, Folk Music History, etc.

Broadside: Folk Counterculture, No. 161, April 1985

ISBN: (ISSN)07407955
New York, NY: Broadside, Ltd., 1985. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This late number of the venerable NYC folk music magazine (which in the 1960s pioneered the style of "zine" publications that would flourish at the time of this issue) features an early article by Ira Silverberg about the then-current whereabouts & status of original members of the Beat Generation, including William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, Diane Di Prima, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg & many more. Three decades ago as of this writing, many were still relatively young & active who have now passed into legend, though many are still with us. Silverberg, currently a major NYC-based literary agent & editor, was working with WSB's organization, Burroughs Communications, at the time of this article. Also song lyrics, covers of vintage early issues, commentary on contemporary politics of the Reagan era, amusing parallel lists of what's "cool" & what's "drool," ads for live music shows, illustrations & more. With photograph of a young Lauren Agnelli when she was a member of The Washington Squares on front cover. A wonderful relic that captures the counterculture of its moment, & the Beat Generation just when it was becoming more importantly appreciated past its initial notoriety. In very fine condition with only very light, mild creasing, spotting, rubbing & browning to front, back covers & spine; staples just beginning to rust. Very Fine. [Item #2016]

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