Beat Scene No. 41 (2002). Kevin Ring, Zoe Artemis, Wallace Berman, Charles Bukowski, Trevor Carolan, Gregory Corso, Francois Duval, Kevin Killian, Hubert Selby Jr., Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, John Wieners, Robert Winston.
Beat Scene No. 41 (2002)

Beat Scene No. 41 (2002)

Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2002. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This vintage 2002 number of the magazine-format literary journal edited & published by Kevin Ring in the UK features an extensive article on pioneering artist & Beat publisher Wallace Berman by Ring, including photographs of Berman & his works (some in color), along with an interview of Berman's son Tosh conducted by Ring circa 2001. Also an excerpt from a critical biography of Charles Bukowski & his relation to the Beats by Jean Francois Duval; a tribute to Gregory Corso, who had recently died, by Zoe Artemis; an excerpt from Waiting Period, the then-latest novel by Hubert Selby Jr.; a lengthy article by Trevor Carolan on primary Beat poet Gary Snyder based on an interview, with many Snyder quotes in italics; a tribute retrospective on poet-monk Philip Whalen, who had also recently died, along with an interview with Whalen conducted by Robert Winston in 1994; a tribute to John Wieners, yet another great poet who had recently died, by Kevin Killian; & more. With many reviews & full of photo-illustrations of rare & delightful images throughout. A personal favorite of Ring, this collectible issue, as ever, more than lives up to its emphatic motto on front cover: "This Really is the Beat Generation." In very fine condition with only a bit of rubbing, scratching & short, faint creasing to front, back covers & stapled spine; very slight wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps to mostly lower corners of some page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4093]

Price: $30.00