Beat Scene No. 25 (1996). Kevin Ring, Todd Bauer, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Maurice Girodias, Bob Kaufman, Jack Kerouac, Jan Kerouac, Timothy Leary, Gerry Mulligan.
Beat Scene No. 25 (1996)

Beat Scene No. 25 (1996)

Coventry, England: Beat Scene Press, 1996. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This vintage number of the indispensable magazine-format literary journal published & edited by Kevin Ring in the UK features the transcript of a telephone interview with William S. Burroughs conducted by Ron Whitehead on June 19, 1996, slightly over a year before WSB's death. Also, the final interview of Jan Kerouac, Jack's bedeviled daughter, conducted by Todd Bauer only a few months before her death on June 5, 1996; obituaries of Timothy Leary & jazz great Gerry Mulligan, both of whom also died that year; a profile of Maurice Girodias' Olympia Press (Parisian publisher of the first edition of WSB's Naked Lunch among many other iconic works); a descriptive discography of recordings by Allen Ginsberg (part three); a celebratory essay on Bob Kaufman by fellow San Francisco poet A.D. Winans; reviews (including of a live reading at a historic UK venue by poet Robert Creeley) & more. With many reproductions of early & contemporary photographs, including images of WSB on front cover & Jack Kerouac on back cover. A rare issue of this most important series, especially significant with this exclusive late WSB interview. Besides its perennial & always-fulfilled motto "This is the Beat Generation," this is one of several earlier issues with "Beat and Beyond" on front cover, which we have adopted as our own motto & strive to live up to. In very fine condition with only the slightest wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers & stapled spine. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3664]

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