Beat Scene No. 83 (Late Summer 2016)

Coventry, England: Beat Scene Press, 2016. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. Issue No. 83 of Beat Scene Magazine begins with a great essay with a then-81 year old Lawrence Ferlinghetti about the infamous HOWL trial and the original San Francisco scene surrounding the publication of Ginsberg's most widely-known work. Ferlinghetti, as ever, is quick to dispel rumors and misconceptions about the event and that time, fly-swatting the mythology away from the story with purposeful vigor. Lawrence wants to tell it like it is, the best he can remember it--and excepting minute discrepancy, is more correct than most biographers. Following this is an excellent article on Kenneth Patchen; a piece on Brion Gysin's multifarious talent and incredible influence; a piece on Jeff Nuttall, an interview with Pierre Delattre; an assessment of the newly-established Maud/Olson Library in Gloucester; excerpts from the William S. Burroughs lecture on Jack Kerouac at the 1982 Naropa Beat Conference; and includes an intriguing article on how a medical professional who is working to understand and cure Parkinson's Disease is incorporating William S. Burroughs and his ideas into his medical research. Magazine in very fine condition with only the slightest shelf-wear to fine-edges. Very Fine. [Item #2952]

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