Beat Scene No. 49 (Winter 2005/2006). Kevin Ring, James Birmingham, Richard Brautigan, Charles Bukowski, Jim Burns, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Matt Dillon, Jack Foley, John Geiger, Allen Ginsberg, Brion Gysin, Pamela Hardiment, Eric Jacobs, Greg Keeler, Philip Lamantia, Charlie Parker, Jonah Raskin, Gary Snyder, John Suiter, Hunter S. Thompson.
Beat Scene No. 49 (Winter 2005/2006)

Beat Scene No. 49 (Winter 2005/2006)

Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2005. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This late 2005 number of the magazine-format literary journal edited & published by Kevin Ring in the UK features two articles in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of Allen Ginsberg's legendary first reading of "Howl" at the Six Gallery in San Francisco by Jonah Raskin & Jack Foley; another on Gregory Corso's life in London by Pamela Hardyment; several features on Beat-Surrealist Philip Lamantia including an interview conducted by John Suiter; recollections of Richard Brautigan by Greg Keeler; a review of the Charles Bukowski-based film "Factotum" by Jim Burns & an interview with actor Matt Dillon who plays the Bukowski character; & several William S. Burroughs-&-Co.-related pieces including on the collecting of WSB rarities by James Birmingham, the retrieval of WSB's doomed son Billy's writings by Eric Jacobs & an interview with John Geiger, author of a then-new biography of key WSB associate Brion Gysin. Also in this issue are biographical anecdotes on Jazz Giant Charlie Parker's sometimes turbulent, tragic recording sessions compiled by Burns; a tribute to Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, who had taken his life that year, by Thomas P. Healey; & much more. With, as ever, many vintage images including a 1953 photograph of Ginsberg taken by WSB on front cover. A particularly, dizzyingly rich issue in this indispensable & most collectible series that always fulfills its motto: "This is the Beat Generation." In very fine condition with only a bit of rubbing to front, back covers & stapled spine; a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps, creases to corners of page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4108]

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