Dharma Beat Bundle: (The First Three Issues: [1] Fall 1993, [2] Spring 1994," & [3] "Fall 1994."). Jack Kerouac.
Dharma Beat Bundle: (The First Three Issues: [1] Fall 1993, [2] Spring 1994," & [3] "Fall 1994.")
Dharma Beat Bundle: (The First Three Issues: [1] Fall 1993, [2] Spring 1994," & [3] "Fall 1994.")
Dharma Beat Bundle: (The First Three Issues: [1] Fall 1993, [2] Spring 1994," & [3] "Fall 1994.")
Dharma Beat Bundle: (The First Three Issues: [1] Fall 1993, [2] Spring 1994," & [3] "Fall 1994.")
Dharma Beat Bundle: (The First Three Issues: [1] Fall 1993, [2] Spring 1994," & [3] "Fall 1994.")
Dharma Beat Bundle: (The First Three Issues: [1] Fall 1993, [2] Spring 1994," & [3] "Fall 1994.")
Dharma Beat Bundle: (The First Three Issues: [1] Fall 1993, [2] Spring 1994," & [3] "Fall 1994.")
Dharma Beat Bundle: (The First Three Issues: [1] Fall 1993, [2] Spring 1994," & [3] "Fall 1994.")

Dharma Beat Bundle: (The First Three Issues: [1] Fall 1993, [2] Spring 1994," & [3] "Fall 1994.")

Lowell, MA: Dharma Beat, 1993-1994. First Printings. Stapled Wrappers. "Welcome to the first issue of DHARMA BEAT, a new magazine dedicated to Jack Kerouac activities, events, and ideas around the world. Our goal is to promote the enjoyment and study of Jack Kerouac, his writings and his philosophy. We plan to publish every February and September, in time for events celebrating Jack's birth and marking his passing. DHARMA BEAT IS: a forum for sharing news, events, thoughts, and ideas; a non-profit publication that seeks participation and contributions from our readers around the world. DHARMA BEAT IS NOT: committed to any single interpretation of Jack Kerouac or his work; a literary magazine (we will publish creative works from time to time, but not exclusively)." "DHARMA BEAT is not in competition with the other fine Kerouac publications already out there. We believe there is a need for a publication that provides a listing of activities and events. This will allow readers to meet other people who share their enthusiasm for Jack Kerouac's writing and philosophy." So reads the informal "mission statement" on the inside front cover of the very 1st Issue ["Fall 1993"] of Dharma Beat, the Kerouac-centered, community-focused publication helmed by editor Attila Gyenis of Dharma Beat & the "Jack Kerouac Subterranean Information Society." This bundle offers the Beat-&-Beyond Collector a chance to jumpstart a collection of Dharma Beat with the three earliest issues, conveniently assembled in the kicks-laden, modest-but-substantive bundle before you. The following is a list of the complete contents of each issue, giving the prospective buyer the fullest possible "feel" for the bundle offered here. Issue No. 1 [Fall 1993] contains the following: an excerpt from "'On the Road: to Rocky Mount" by John Dorfner; "Satori in St. Petersburg" by Ron Lowe; and listings for local-&-regional Kerouac-related events. Issue No. 2 ["Spring 1994"] packs a real Deep-Cut Delight in the form of editor Attila Gyenis' "Talking with Stanley Twardowicz," an interview with Jack Kerouac's neighbor and friend during Kerouac's Northport, Long Island, "Northport Haikus"-period (August 1959-April 1961). Additionally, it features a short review of the Kerouac box set "The Jack Kerouac Collection." One delightful ad that appears directly in the middle of the issue is a contemporary advertisement for the upcoming "The Beats: Legacy and Celebration" conference at New York University in 1994 (at which our Founding Curator was among those who attended). As with Issue No. 1, listings for local-&-regional Kerouac-related events, as well as reviews of Beat-related books, appear in concise formats. Issue No. 3 ["Fall 1994"] features "Safe in Heaven Dead," an Interview with Dave Brow and Dean Contover (two Lowell residents who went to Kerouac's funeral "...for their own reasons."). Yuri Novosjolov appears with an essay titled "Kerouac in Latvia," a report from a self-professed 'Hippie in the former Soviet Union' about Kerouac's influence there. Stephan Ronan appears with "The Beats at 50," a report on the NYU conference referred to above; John Christenson with an article on Naropa and The Allen Ginsberg Library. All three issues contain intact, original yellow subscription slips. Magazine in stapled wrappers, the first and only printing of this Kerouac-centered sequence of rarities. As is the case with another key Kerouac-focused periodical, “Moody Street Irregulars” (search “Moody Street Irregulars” in the Search Engine on the Third Mind Books site to browse our MSI holdings), this is yet another comparatively fragile piece of Kerouaciana that has weathered the years well. All issues in very fine condition with only slightest shelf-wear to fine-edges & corners, otherwise pristine. Very Fine. [Item #4727]

Price: $55.00