Beat Scene No. 101 (Summer 2021). Kevin Ring, William S. Burroughs, Brian Dalton, Diane di Prima, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, John Fles, Jack Foley, Barry Gifford, Allen Ginsberg, Clive Graham, Reggie Hands, Joan Haverty, Jack Kerouac, John Kruth.
Beat Scene No. 101 (Summer 2021)

Beat Scene No. 101 (Summer 2021)

Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2021. First Printing. Glued Wrappers. This latest (as of this writing) number of the magazine-format literary journal edited & published by Kevin Ring in the UK features the deep & analytical critical essay "The Splendid Life of the World" by Jack Foley, originally written & published as a review of a later compilation of poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021), in tribute to the great poet, publisher & bookseller whose City Lights bookstore & imprint is a key foundation of the Beat Generation. Also in this issue are several rich & rewarding articles concerning Beat Founding Father Jack Kerouac, including "Joan Haverty's On the Road Intervention" by Ring on the lesser-appreciated influence of Kerouac's first wife (& the mother of ill-fated daughter Jan) on his literary style & method; a fascinating interview with Allen Ginsberg conducted by John Kruth less than two months before the Fellow Beat Founding Father's death; a very early (yet already jaded) article on the works of William S. Burroughs, Ginsberg & Kerouac as exemplars of the Beat Generation by John Fles, originally published in the December 15, 1960 issue of the Village Voice; & much, much more- including an informative "Brief History" of the four numbers of Ferlinghetti's original, all-important City Lights Journal (1963-1978, see our item No.s 2108, 2111, 4051, 4066) by Brian Dalton. With an as-ever robust review section including Clive Graham's press release for a reissue of WSB's ultra-rare LP recording "Ali's Smile" & a newly published (by City Lights) volume of early memoirs by Diane di Prima (Spring and Autumn Annals, see our item No. 4636) by Reggie Hands. With of course many vintage images throughout, including of a later Kerouac on front cover, & of Barry Gifford's Kerouac's Town on back cover (see our item No.s 3451, 4577). Another indispensable issue in the highly collectible series that never fails to more than live up to its front cover motto: "This is the Beat Generation." In as-new condition with only tiny, faint creases & miniscule bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers, spine & mostly lower corners of some page leaves. As new. [Item #4643]

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