Beat Scene No. 66 (Autumn 2011). Kevin Ring, Gordon Ball, Jed Birmingham, Stan Brakhage, William S. Burroughs, Bill Butler, Ann Charters, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Robert King, Christopher Luna, Michael McClure, Hope Savage, Gregory Stephenson.
Beat Scene No. 66 (Autumn 2011)

Beat Scene No. 66 (Autumn 2011)

Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2011. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This 2011 number of the magazine-format literary journal edited & published by Kevin Ring in the UK includes three wonderful features concerning William S. Burroughs: A profile of WSB by poet Bill Butler first published in London's Guardian newspaper issue of November 27, 1965; a very useful & concise timeline of his life & work mostly credited to the late, great WSB bibliographer Eric Shoaf (a key resource in our own WSB curations); & the essay "My Burroughs" by Jed Birmingham, the towering scholar-collector whose Reality Studio site is a frequent must-visit for all serious Burroughsians. Also in this issue are four articles concerning Gregory Corso including a lengthy interview conducted by Robert King on march 22, 1974 & Ring's haunting essay "Hope Savage: Mystery Girl" about Corso's relationship with the enigmatic Beat-era woman (also reprinted separately in a limited edition Beat Scene chapbook); an essay by our good friend & colleague Gregory Stephenson on Jack Kerouac's fondness for & affinity with Harpo Marx; letters between poet Michael McClure & filmmaker Stan Brakhage written during the 1960s-1970s & edited by Christopher Luna; & much more. With an as-ever rich review section including of Gordon Ball's Allen Ginsberg Memoir East Hill Farm by the great Ann Charters; vintage images throughout including a 1950s NYC photo-booth portrait of Corso on front cover. Another deep, varied issue in this indispensable & most collectible series that always upholds its front cover motto: "This is the Beat Generation." In very fine condition with only slight rubbing & a few short, faint creases to front, back covers & stapled spine; a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; staples in process of rusting with minimal interior bleeding. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at mostly upper corners of a few page leaves; bit of rust-bleeding at middle noted above. Very Fine. [Item #4138]

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