Beat Angels. Arthur Knight, Kit Knight, William S. Burroughs, Carolyn Cassady, Gregory Corso, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, John Clellon Holmes, Herbert Huncke, Ted Jones, Eileen Kaufman, Bob Kaufman, Jack Kerouac, Joanna McClure, Michael McClure, Fred W. McDarrah, Gerald Nicosia, Harold Norse.
Beat Angels

Beat Angels

ISBN: 0934660050
California, PA: Arthur & Kit Knight, 1982. First Printing. Softcover. This issue of the profound, pioneering anthology series edited by Arthur (1937-2012) & Kit Knight features prose, poems, letters & interviews by & about many of the key original founding figures of the Beat Generation: A letter written by William S. Burroughs dated December 4, 1957 to Jack Kerouac from Tangier; an essay by Carolyn Cassady on myth vs. reality vis-a-vis her husband, the legendary Neal Cassady; a letter from Gregory Corso dated October 13, 1961 to Allen Ginsberg; an interview with Robert Duncan conducted by acclaimed Kerouac biographer Gerald Nicosia during July 1978; a very early (December 1945) poem, "To Kerouac in the Hospital," by Ginsberg, & a letter from Ginsberg dated Fall 1947 to Kerouac from Texas; journal entries from 1948-1950 by John Clellon Holmes; an excerpt from the then yet-unpublished memoir, Guilty of Everything, by Herbert Huncke; an interview with Ted Jones conducted by Nicosia during August 1979; excerpt from an autobiography by Eileen Kaufman about her marriage with & impressions of the elusive Bob Kaufman; two great letters written by Kerouac, from 1954 to Allen Ginsberg & from 1957 to Neal Cassady; poems by Joanna McClure & her husband Michael McClure; the classic prose work "Sniffing Keyholes" by Harold Norse; & more. Throughout are photographs of all of the above icons & more, from the late 1930s through early 1980s, many never reproduced before or since, including a portfolio of Kerouac photos assembled & captioned by Nicosia; & one of thereto fore unpublished photos of Ted Jones taken by Fred W. McDarrah. Trade-format softcover, issued as Volume 12 in the Knights' seminal "The Unspeakable Visions of the Individual" series, this is a key acquisition for all serious students & collectors of the Beat Generation. In very fine condition with only mildest rubbing to front, back covers & spine; light wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; spotting to upper & side edges of text block; very sparse, mild rubbing to lower edge of same. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3305]

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