Blame It On Blake: A Memoir of Dead Languages, Gender Vagrancy, Burroughs, Ginsberg, Corso & Carr. William Blake, William S. Burroughs, Lucien Carr, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Sophia Nitrate.
Blame It On Blake: A Memoir of Dead Languages, Gender Vagrancy, Burroughs, Ginsberg, Corso & Carr

Blame It On Blake: A Memoir of Dead Languages, Gender Vagrancy, Burroughs, Ginsberg, Corso & Carr

ISBN: 9781095139059
Monee, IL: Jacob Rabinowitz, 2019. First Edition. Softcover. A memoir by the author Jacob Rabinowitz about his close friendships & experiences with the foremost Founding Fathers of the Beat Generation, their influence on his life & work, & many, much more- including the mutual inspiration of William Blake on himself & his mentors, his explorations of sexuality, religion, mysticism etc. In her review of this volume in the Summer 2019 issue of Beat Scene magazine (see our Item No. 3315), Sophia Nitrate writes: "(Allen) Ginsberg, (William S.) Burroughs, (Gregory) Corso, Lucien Carr are four important aspects of this book. Especially Allen Ginsberg. The final words of the whole book are 'Allen Ginsberg.' (*actually "Dear Allen," pg. 343) Rabinowitz knew him well- writing to him as a young man keen to shake off the provincial and be in New York. Ginsberg brought him into his inner circle and they were friends for life. That took Rabinowitz to a lot of places. Friends with Burroughs again to the end. Life in the Bunker. And the cranky and irascible and unrepentant Gregory Corso. Again a lifetime of friendship with him, the good and the bad. Real insights into the true nature of these men...Then Lucien Carr. A rare peek at this man who was a kind of glue that helped the Beats in New York become something of a literary force...These are reports from the Beat front. First hand accounts of life with Allen, Bill, Gregory and Lucien. Priceless almost..." (pg. 58) Trade-format softcover original, self-published edition first issued in 2019. On the final page is the statement "Made in the USA/ Monee, IL/ 17 March 2021." This is therefore a print-on-demand production. With a list of Rabinowitz's prolific works of scholarly translations & poetry following text. A most fresh, rewarding & insightful memoir- eyewitness account of WSB, Ginsberg & Co., destined for cult-rarity status. In very fine, as-new condition with only tiny bumps, faint creases at upper corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4313]

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