Beat Transnationalism. John Tytell.
Beat Transnationalism
Beat Transnationalism

Beat Transnationalism

ISBN: 9780993409912
n/p: Beatdom Books, 2017. First Edition. Softcover. "Allen Ginsberg told John Tytell that he would not understand the Beat Generation without first experiencing life in Mexico, and so, while writing Naked Angels, the first book to explore the development of Beat literature, Tytell headed south to Oaxaca. In this volume, Tytell examines the importance of Mexico to the Beat Generation, while recounting- via letters from that period to his wife, Mellon- his own experiences in Oaxaca. Also included are essays on Bonnie Bremser, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Patti Smith, among others." (back cover) A collection of essays & letters by John Tytell, the foremost pioneering authority on the Beat Generation as well as our good friend & mentor. In the form of letters to his wife Mellon (the noted photographer) mostly during 1974 & shortly into 1975, Tytell describes his Beat epiphanies while working on what became the classic Naked Angels (1976), a study of the lives & works of William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg & Jack Kerouac which launched the avalanche of serious, respectful Beat Generation scholarship that continues apace- & which remains a key foundational resource. With further essays on WSB, Ginsberg, Kerouac & some of their colleagues & progeny, all of whom Tytell has known well personally, interviewed & intensively studied & written about. Trade-format softcover original, "First Print Edition" as noted on copyright page. On rear endpaper is this statement next to barcode: "Made in the USA/ Monee, IL/ 21 May 2021." We therefore conclude this is a print-to-order copy of the first edition. We can never adequately express our reverence for Tytell & his colossal Beat-&-Beyond oeuvre, & most highly recommend this volume along with any production that bears his name. We have extensively interviewed Tytell & acquired his archive, the basis of several of our presentations for the European Beat Studies Network (ebsn.eu), links to which can be accessed on the "Newsletter" department of our site. The archive is in the process of painstaking curation & will soon be catalogued & available for purchase by a worthy institution. See also our item No.s 1566, 1858 & 3268. An essential collectible by the great scholar who first brought the Beat Generation into the canon of American letters. In very fine, substantially as-new condition with only a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers, spine & a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4434]

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