Beat Scene No. 44 (Winter 2003). David Amram, Charles Bukowski, Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac, Kevin Ring, Jack Spicer, Alexander Trocchi.

Beat Scene No. 44 (Winter 2003)

Warwickshire, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2003. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This vintage Winter 2003 number of the magazine-format literary journal edited & published by Kevin Ring in the UK features an interview with Aubrey Malone about his biography of Charles Bukowski, The Hunchback of East Hollywood, conducted by Ring; an article-review on a Bukowski documentary, Born Into This, directed by John Dullaghan; a delightful "open letter" from David Amram, musician & associate of Jack Kerouac & co.; an intense scholarly essay on the last days of Kerouac by James Birmingham; a most insightful article by Ring on Bob Dylan's connection with Kerouac's hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts; an interview conducted by Ring about poet Jack Spicer & his circle with critical biographer Kevin Killian; a piece on Beat/cult author Alexander Trocchi & a film adaptation of one of his works by Dawn Swoop; & much more. With many reviews, & full of photo-illustrations throughout, including Bukowski filling up his car at the gas pump on front cover; & Allen Ginsberg in Siena, Italy in 1967 on back cover. Another important, increasingly scarce earlier issue in this most collectible series. In very fine condition with only short closed tear & attendant creases at middle side edge of front cover; very mild rubbing to front, back covers; mild creasing along part of edge of stapled spine; tiny bumps at corners of covers & top, bottom edges of spine; staples beginning to rust. Interior very fine except for continuation of bumps & minor rust noted above. Fine. [Item #2150]

Price: $30.00