Beat Scene No. 83 (Late Summer 2016). Kevin Ring, William S. Burroughs, Pierre DeLattre, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Douglas Field, Allen Ginsberg, Brion Gysin, Kurt Hemmer, Paul Iorio, Eric Jacobs, Jeff Johnson, Jay Jeff Jones, Jack Kerouac, Andrew Lees, Ralph Maud, Morrissey, Jeff Nuttall, Charles Olson, Kenneth Patchen, Tor Torkildson.
Beat Scene No. 83 (Late Summer 2016)

Beat Scene No. 83 (Late Summer 2016)

Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2016. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This late summer 2016 number of the magazine-format literary journal edited & published by Kevin Ring in the UK begins with an interview with Lawrence Ferlinghetti conducted by Paul Iorio during 2000, when he was a youthful 81 years old (as we know, Ferlinghetti just recently as of this writing died at age 101). The subject of the interview is the infamous HOWL trial of 1957, and the original San Francisco scene surrounding the publication of Allen Ginsberg's most widely-known work. Ferlinghetti, as ever, is quick to dispel rumors & misconceptions about that event & time, fly-swatting the mythology away from the story with purposeful vigor. He tells it like it is, the best he can remember it- & excepting minute discrepancy, is more correct than most biographers. Also in this issue is an excellent article on Kenneth Patchen by Larry Smith; a piece on Brion Gysin's multifarious talent & incredible influence by Eric Jacobs; an essay on Jeff Nuttall, publisher of the quintessential 1960s mimeo revolution My Own Mag with many contributions by William S. Burroughs, by Douglas Field & Jay Jeff Jones; an interview with Beat novelist Pierre DeLattre conducted by Tor Torkildson; a report on the then newly-established Ralph Maud/ Charles Olson library in Gloucester, Massachusetts by Jeff Johnson; transcript of WSB's lecture on Jack Kerouac at the 1982 Naropa Beat Conference; a presentation about the Beat Generation's influence on the musician Morrissey by Kurt Hemmer, our distinguished colleague at the European Beat Studies Network (ebsn.eu); an interview with Dr. Andrew Lees, whose presentation we had the pleasure of attending at an EBSN conference, about the incorporation of WSB's (not Dr. Benway's, mind you...) ideas into his own medical research; & yet much more. With reviews, & many vintage images throughout. Another sensational issue in this most collectible series that always outdoes itself in upholding its front cover motto: "This is the Beat Generation." In very fine condition with only a few tiny bumps & faint creases at thin edges & corners of front, back covers & stapled spine; miniscule bumps at upper corners of a few page leaves; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #4183]

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