Beat Scene No. 71a (Winter 2014). Kevin Ring, J. G. Ballard, William S. Burroughs, Truman Capote, Gregory Corso, Brian Dalton, Edward Dorn, Jorge Garcia-Robles, Allen Ginsberg, James Grauerholz, Oliver Harris, Rachel Ring, Thom Robinson, Keith Seward, Matthew Levi Stevens, Anne Waldman.
Beat Scene No. 71a (Winter 2014)

Beat Scene No. 71a (Winter 2014)

Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2014. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This Winter 2014 number of the magazine-format literary journal edited & published by Kevin Ring in the UK is a Special issue devoted to the great William S. Burroughs on the occasion of his centenary. Featuring reprint of the first-ever interview with WSB conducted by Gregory Corso & Allen Ginsberg during 1961; an essay on WSB & Truman Capote's bizarre references to each other by Thom Robinson; an intensive comparison of WSB & Alexander Trocchi by the canonical poet Edward Dorn; an in-depth account of WSB & J.G. Ballard by Keith Seward; an interview with WSB conducted in 1984 by Oliver Harris, our most esteemed founder-colleague at the European Beat Studies Network (ebsn.eu), long predating his critical & editorial works that are in the Pantheon of Burroughsian scholarship, & with his contemporary introduction; a 1999 essay on WSB & Dharma by James Grauerholz, companion & collaborator for the last quarter-century of WSB's life & his foremost authority; excerpts of interviews conducted by Matthew Levi Stevens of some of those who knew WSB from the years he lived in London during the 1960s-1970s; Anne Waldman's commentary on WSB at the Naropa Institute; & much more. With several WSB-related reviews including by Brian Dalton of Jorge Garcia-Robles' The Stray Bullet: William Burroughs in Mexico; many rare & vintage images, including reproduction of an original artwork portrait by Rachel Ring on front cover & photograph of WSB with artist Francis Bacon in London from 1989 on inside front cover. A veritable cornucopia of Burroughsiana; a centenary-celebratory treasure not to be missed by collectors; a most Special issue indeed of the journal that really lives up to its front cover motto: This is the Beat Generation. In very fine condition with only the slightest rubbing to front, back covers & stapled spine; a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps, creases at corners of page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4158]

Price: $30.00