Beat Scene No. 99 (Winter 2020). Kevin Ring, John Cassady, Neal Cassady, Ann Charters, Diane di Prima, V. J. Eaton, Allen Ginsberg, Walter Goodman, Reggie Hands, Kurt Hemmer, Jack Kerouac, Arthur Knight, Glee Knight, Kit Knight, James McMahen, Frank O'Hara, Lewis Warsh.
Beat Scene No. 99 (Winter 2020)

Beat Scene No. 99 (Winter 2020)

Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2020. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This latest (as of this writing) issue of the magazine-format literary journal edited & published by Kevin Ring in the UK features memorial tributes to two great Beat-&-Beyond figures who recently passed away: Diane di Prima, among the few primary female members of the original Beat Generation as poet & publisher, is remembered by Kurt Hemmer, our esteemed colleague at the European Beat Studies Network (ebsn.eu); & by David Meltzer in an interview he conducted with her during 1999; & is featured in two bold, vintage images on outer & inner front cover. Lewis Warsh, who with Anne Waldman founded the all-important Angel Hair Press, is memorialized by Reggie Hands. Also in this issue is an interview with John Allen Cassady, Neal's son, conducted by James McMahen; an article by the great Ann Charters about her participation in Allen Ginsberg's annotated edition of Howl; a reprint of Walter Goodman's New York Times review of the acclaimed documentary film "What Happened to Kerouac?"; an in-depth history & survey of the canonical "The Unspeakable Visions of the Individual" pioneering publication series by Arthur Knight & his wives Glee & Kit Knight by our good friend & exemplary customer, the Beat scholar V.J. Eaton, along with a lengthy memoir by Kit Knight; a fascinating essay about New York School Giant Frank O'Hara & his fiasco-brush with Kerouac, witnessed by a "mortified" Ginsberg, at a 1959 Living Theater reading by Ring; & more. With, as ever, a robust review section including Ring's of the long-awaited publication of Neal Cassady's legendary "Joan Anderson Letter" in full; many contemporary images throughout. Another very rich & rewarding issue in this indispensable series which always fulfills its front cover motto: "This is the Beat Generation." The very next issue will be the 100th- Bravo, Kevin! In very fine condition with only a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of front, back covers & esp. spine; tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves. Book. [Item #4123]

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