The Beat Journey. Arthur Knight, Kit Knight, William S. Burroughs, Carolyn Cassady, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, John Clellon Holmes, Herbert Huncke, Jack Kerouac, Michael McClure, Philip Whalen.
The Beat Journey

The Beat Journey

California, PA: Arthur & Kit Knight, 1978. First Printing. Softcover. A treasure trove of interviews, letters, poems, prose & images by & about the primary figures of the Beat Generation in their prime: A 1955 letter from William S. Burroughs in Tangier to Jack Kerouac followed by some exemplary Burroughsian prose; a memoir by Carolyn Cassady, the long-suffering wife of the notorious-inspiring Neal; a poem by Gregory Corso; an interview with Allen Ginsberg conducted by James McKenzie during 1974; a lengthy 1958 letter from John Clellon Holmes to Kerouac; an excerpt from Guilty of Everything, years in advance of its full publication, by Herbert Huncke; a 1957 letter from Kerouac to Holmes; reproduction of a whimsical, signed drawing by Kerouac of Corso; an interview of Michael McClure conducted by Mick McAllister also during 1974(?); a poem by Philip Whalen; & more. With many vintage photographs of the above & other great Beat figures, mostly dating from the 1950s but altogether from the late 1940s through the 1970s. With front cover photo of WSB by Anne Nordmann; back cover photo of Kerouac by Fred W. McDarrah. Trade-format softcover issued as Volume 8 of the Unspeakable Visions of the Individual, the acclaimed & pioneering series of anthologies published by the husband-wife team of Arthur (1937-2012) & Kit Knight. A rich, landmark compilation; & an essential Beat Generation collectible. In very fine condition with only very mild rubbing to front, back covers & spine; very light wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; one short, thin crack across mid-upper area of spine with loss of surface; very mild rubbing & occasional spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3297]

Price: $25.00