Beat Scene, No. 93, Summer 2019. Kevin Ring, Joan Babbage, Wallace Berman, Ray Bremser, Charles Bukowski, William S. Burroughs, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, LeRoi Jones, jack Kerouac, Michael McClure, Barry Miles, Kenneth Rexroth, Charles Shuttleworth, Jill Weiss Simins, Tom Swift, Hunter S. Thompson, Philip Whalen.
Beat Scene, No. 93, Summer 2019

Beat Scene, No. 93, Summer 2019

Coventry, England: Beat Scene Press, 2019. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This newest (as of this writing) number of the essential Beat Scene magazine published & edited by Kevin Ring in the UK features "A Century of Lawrence Ferlinghetti," a wonderful tribute essay to the iconic poet, publisher & bookseller who remains among the foremost Founding Fathers of the Beat Generation, the San Francisco Renaissance & beyond at 100 years old! The author is Barry Miles, the legendary biographer & another key Beat-&-Beyond figure, especially with his works with & about William S. Burroughs. Also in this issue is an informative article about the great Wallace Berman & his seminal Semina journal, by none other than Michael McClure; an article about a famous happening-reading with poets Ray Bremser, Leroi Jones (later Amiri Baraka) & Philip Whalen at Princeton University during 1959 by Tom Swift; an insightful article by Ring about cult writer Charles Bukowski's letters to his former girlfriend Joan Babbage; a fascinating essay by Charles Shuttleworth about Jack Kerouac & Allen Ginsberg's "Fraternal Tiffs"; a biographical article on the Beloved Blowhard "Kenneth Rexroth: Poet, Pacifist, Radical, and Reluctant Father of the Beat Generation" by Jill Weiss Simins; a piece on Hunter S. Thompson that focuses on his formative early years by Leon Horton; & more. As ever with rare & riveting images of artifacts & all of the above figures & more, reviews (including of several newly published works about WSB), etc. Another stellar issue in this most essential series, of the highest importance to the Beat collector & scholar. As printed on the front cover of this & every issue: "This is the Beat Generation." In as-new condition with only one very small crease at upper left corner of back cover, decreasingly extending through upper corners of page leaves & front cover (the only barely discernible casualty of its transit from UK to USA). As new. [Item #3315]

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