The Beat Scene. Jack Kerouac, Michael Shulman, Sarah Stacke.

The Beat Scene

ISBN: 9781909526266
London, England: Reel Art Press, 2018. First Edition. Hardcover. "This collection of largely unseen photographs was recently discovered in Burt Glinn's archive where they had sat untouched for over 50 years...the photographs offer an intimate, fresh insight into the lives of the legendary and influential Bohemians and are also a celebration of Glinn's inimitable talent. Shot between 1957 and 1960 in New York and San Francisco, Glinn's camera captured the spirit of the counterculture- writers, musicians and artists meeting in cafes, bars and at parties to pursue a truth and future the mainstream would not and could not acknowledge." (from rear flap) An astonishing, heretofore mostly unpublished document of the original Beat Generation & its milieu by Burt Glinn (1925-2008), a legendary photographer who became one of the first Americans to join the esteemed Magnum Photos organization & recorded many historic events, people & places during the second half of the twentieth century. A few of these images appeared in photo essays in Esquire & Holiday magazines in issues from 1957, 1959 & 1960; but most of them remained undiscovered until very recently. Many of the images are in stunning color, & feature iconic Beat writers such as Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti & Allen Ginsberg; hobnobbing candidly with the contemporary artists & musicians who were part of the scene. With an essay by Kerouac, "And This is the Beat Nightlife of New York," which originally appeared in the 1959 Holiday article; & with introductory essays by Sarah Stacke & Michael Shulman. A beautiful "Coffee Table Book" production, & an essential, revelatory Beat Generation collectible destined for rarity. First edition, first printing. As new, still sealed in publisher's shrinkwrap. As New / As New. [Item #3164]

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