The Beat Road. Arthur Knight, Kit Knight, Ray Bremser, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Diane di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, John Clellon Holmes, Herbert Huncke, Jack Kerouac, Ken Kesey, Peter Orlovsky, Gary Snyder, Anne Waldman.
The Beat Road

The Beat Road

ISBN: 0934660077
California, PA: The Unspeakable Visions of the Individual, 1984. First Printing. Softcover. The 14th volume of the Unspeakable Visions of the Individual series published by Arthur Knight (1937-2012) & Kit Knight features many outstanding photographs taken by Arthur Knight at the legendary conference that took place during summer 1982 at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, CO. Ray Bremser, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Diane di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, John Clellon Holmes, Herbert Huncke, Ken Kesey, Anne Waldman & other Beat-&-Beyond primary figures gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac's On the Road. Depicting them still in their prime or in Early Elder Statesperson phase, these now-vintage images capture the "decisive moment" of classic photojournalism, as explained in Holmes' wonderful preface (pgs. 5-6). With an excerpt from Bremser's "Coming Back Up/ From Down"; transcript of an April 8, 1958 letter from Kerouac to Ginsberg; an interview with di Prima conducted by Waldman at Boulder in July 1978; a (circa) June 30, 1958 letter from Corso to Gary Snyder; a memoir-essay on the very early period of the Beat Generation by Ginsberg; poems by Holmes; a December 28, 1961 letter from Kerouac to Ginsberg & his partner Peter Orlovsky; & much more. A rich, key issue in this monumentally important series that was among the earliest to canonize the Beats. Trade-format softcover original. We deem this copy to be in near-fine condition due to two points: light stain beginning at blank area of front cover lower right corner, continuing decreasingly through interior & back cover also in same blank area; & final page leaf (pgs. 67-68) detached from glued binding. Otherwise, only very mild rubbing to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; interior with only miniscule bumps at upper corners of a few page leaves. Near Fine. [Item #3712]

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