Beat Scene No. 87: "On the Road" Special Issue.

Coventry, England: Beat Scene Press, 2017. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This exceptional issue of Kevin Ring's Beat Scene magazine begins with an excerpt of Jack Kerouac biographer Steve Turner's interview with Luanne Henderson, the real-life "Marylou" of "On the Road." first interviewed about Kerouac, Neal Cassady and this period in the mid-1970s for Barry Gifford and Lawrence Lee's oral biography of Kerouac, "Jack's Book." Henderson had not given an interview for over twenty years at the time this interview took place. It revels so much about the time when Kerouac and Cassady were actually on the road. following this is a delightfully well-researched essay by Jim Burns about Jazz music in "On the Road," and where Kerouac as a Jazz authority is examined--Burns accurately pointing out the inconsistencies in chronology and that "...he (Kerouac) was more of an enthusiast than a critically-minded listener." Ann Charters appears with an adulatory review of the Coen Brothers film "Inside Llewyn Davis." David Amram makes an appearance through an excerpt of his classic "Offbeat: Collaborating with Kerouac," which in this issue is interspersed with segments of an Amram interview conducted by Ring. Of special interest is Ring's coverage of the "Circle in the Square" readings in New York that featured Kerouac, Amram, Howard Hart & Philip Lamantia. A great tale about an early, sponsored "Beat Reading" at Brooklyn College is discussed in the piece as well. Magazine is very fine with only slightest shelf-wear to fine -edges; three slight horizontal creases near spine-edge. Very Fine. [Item #3073]

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