Beat Scene No. 88 (Winter 2017). Kevin Ring, Charles Bukowski, Stephen Callone, Neal Cassady, Colin Cooper, Gregory Corso, Brian Dalton, William Everson, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Joanne Kyger, Carl Landauer, Anthony Linick, Steve McQuiddy, David Meltzer, Charles Olson, Charles Plymell, David Ross, Iain Sinclair, Gary Snyder, Tom Swift, Glenn Todd.
Beat Scene No. 88 (Winter 2017)

Beat Scene No. 88 (Winter 2017)

Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2017. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This winter 2017 number of the venerable literary journal edited & published by Kevin Ring in the UK features educator-author Anthony Linick's essay on the survey he sent to some of the greatest voices in mid-century American literature- including Charles Bukowski, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg & Jack Kerouac- during 1963, followed by facsimiles of their hand- or typewritten responses. Linick wrote such "asking for it" questions as "Who would you list as your LEAST favorite literary personages or institutions?" You can only imagine how someone like Bukowski or Corso responded- & can see for yourself in this incredible contribution. Also in this issue is an excerpt from Steve McQuiddy's book about William Everson's experience in a Conscientious Objector camp during WWII with a group that seeded the San Francisco Renaissance; transcript of an interview (unknown conductor) with Ginsberg very near the end of his life in late 1996; & an article on Ginsberg by David Ross; two features on Joanne Kyger; & a revisiting of David Meltzer's classic "The San Francisco Poets" by Carl Landauer. With rich reviews as ever, including of works by & related to friends of Third Mind Books: of Oliver Harris' "The Poetics of (William S. Burroughs') Minutes To Go" by Brian Dalton; David Stephen Callone's "Conversations with Gary Snyder" by Colin Cooper; & Glenn Todd's "Book of Friends: Scenes from Life on Gough Street," featuring Neal Cassady & Legendary Literary Outlaw Charles Plymell, by Tom Swift. Also reviews of a volume with transcripts of lectures given by Charles Olson by Michael Kearns, of Iain Sinclair's "The Last London" by Alan Moore, & many more. Full of vintage images throughout, including very early & significant photographs of Ginsberg on outer & inner front covers. Another deep, bountiful issue in this indispensable series that always fulfills its front cover motto: "This is the Beat Generation." In very fine condition with only a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers & stapled spine; one short, vertical crease at lower right edge of front cover. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at lower edges & corners of some page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4198]

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