Beat Scene No. 36 (2000). Kevin Ring, Jim Burns, William S. Burroughs, John Fante, Allen Ginsberg, Albert Halper, John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, David Meltzer, Kenneth Patchen, Miriam Patchen, Larry Smith, Philip Whalen.
Beat Scene No. 36 (2000)

Beat Scene No. 36 (2000)

Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2000. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This vintage 2000 number of the magazine-format literary journal edited & published by Kevin Ring in the UK features an insider's memoir of William S. Burroughs by Jim McCrary, a writer who was part of WSB's most intimate circle of friends during his last years in Lawrence, Kansas; an article by Colin Cooper on John Fante, a writer rediscovered by Charles Bukowski; several articles on the life & work of Jack Kerouac; an article by Jim Burns on Albert Halper, a forgotten American writer who was read by & influenced Kerouac; an interview with Larry Smith conducted by Ring about his new biography of Kenneth Patchen, the great poet who was an inspiration to the Beat Generation & the San Francisco Renaissance, along with a tribute to his widow Miriam who had just died; a wonderful, lengthy interview conducted by David Meltzer & Co. with primary poet-monk Philip Whalen, which touches on many great Beat-related events & figures; & much more. With many reviews (including of the then-newly published Allen Ginsberg: Deliberate Prose career-spanning essay collection), photographs, etc.; and a fantastic front cover spelling out practically every name that fills its motto: "This is the Beat Generation." Another indispensable issue in this most collectible series, in very fine condition with only the slightest rubbing & a few short, faint creases to front, back covers & stapled spine; a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; staples beginning to rust with no discernible exterior or interior bleeding. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4083]

Price: $30.00