Beat Scene No. 31. Richard Brautigan, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, Jack Kerouac, Philip Lamantia, Janine Pommy Vega, Hubert Jr Selby.

Beat Scene No. 31

Warwickshire, England: The Beat Scene Press, 1998. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This vintage 1998 number of the magazine-format literary journal edited & published by Kevin Ring in the UK features an excerpt from Keith Abbott's memoir of Richard Brautigan, Downstream from Trout Fishing in America, along with an article about the circumstances of Brautigan's suicide in 1984 by Ring. Also, a very lengthy & informative article by Jay Jones on the Beat origins of the Summer of Love (that is, the Beat-to-Hippie evolution) with many great images that exemplify this important topic; a critical-biographical essay on the great Beat poet Philip Lamantia by Jim Burns; facsimiles of hand-typed & -written letters by Allen Ginsberg to a recipient in Yugoslavia during the early 1980s & early 1990s; reviews of works by or about Janine Pommy Vega, William S. Burroughs, Herbert Huncke, Jack Kerouac, Ginsberg, Hubert Selby Jr. & others; & much more. With many reproductions of iconic Beat photographs & illustrations throughout, including of Brautigan on the front cover & Kerouac (front cover of the softcover edition of Gerald Nicosia's critical biography, Memory Babe) on back cover. A classic, earlier issue in this great & collectible series. In very fine condition with only very tiny bumps at corners of front, back covers; minor short creases along spine; staples in process of rusting. Very Fine. [Item #2089]

Price: $30.00