Bundle: Moody Street Irregulars, Issue No's. 5-7 (Summer-Fall 1979; Winter-Spring 1980). Michael Basinski, Joy Walsh, John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac.
Bundle: Moody Street Irregulars, Issue No's. 5-7 (Summer-Fall 1979; Winter-Spring 1980)
Bundle: Moody Street Irregulars, Issue No's. 5-7 (Summer-Fall 1979; Winter-Spring 1980)
Bundle: Moody Street Irregulars, Issue No's. 5-7 (Summer-Fall 1979; Winter-Spring 1980)
Bundle: Moody Street Irregulars, Issue No's. 5-7 (Summer-Fall 1979; Winter-Spring 1980)

Bundle: Moody Street Irregulars, Issue No's. 5-7 (Summer-Fall 1979; Winter-Spring 1980)

Clarence Center, NY: Moody Street Irregulars, 1979-1980. First Printings. Stapled Wrappers. A fun fact about Moody Street Irregulars, the Jack Kerouac-focused magazine published and edited primarily by the late Joy Walsh, is that “…the title of the publication derives from the “Baker Street Irregulars,” a group of street urchins often employed by Sherlock Holmes in the novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.” Now that you've imbibed your "Beat Snapple Fact of the day," provided by your favorite independent bookselling source, Third Mind Books, let's dive into what this early issue of Walsh's classic "Moody Street Irregulars" contains. Issue No. 5 begins with "Chaput," an essay by Editor-Contributor Walsh in which she elucidates upon/corrects the record regarding MSI's previously-published interview with one Joseph Chaput, a supposed friend and drinking partner of Jack Kerouac. "Some of the material printed in the interview (with Chaput)," writes Walsh, "...had been refuted by two of Kerouac's friends, according to Tony Sampas." Maurice Poteet contributes "The Delussons and the Martins: Some Family Resemblances," a scholarly-biographical essay comparing "...the first Franco-American novel in English," Jacques Ducharme's "The Delusson Family" with Kerouac's depiction of the Martins in his debut novel, "The Town and the City" (see TMB Item #1821 & #3421). Poteet also contributes "The 'Little (Known) Literature of Kerouac's 'Little Canada,'" an equally-insightful scholarly-biographical essay of similar import. Father Armand "Spike" Morrissette contributes "A Catholic's View of Kerouac"; Wayne Holder contributes "Heart Beat Goes to Hollywood"; and perhaps most notably, a contribution by the great John Clellon Holmes titled "First Reader of On the Road in Manuscript: An Excerpt from the Journals of John Clellon Holmes." Issue No. 6/7, a special Double-Issue of MSI, begins with “His Absence Was All There Was: A Conversation with Jan Kerouac on the Subject of Her Re-Famous Dad” by Gerald Nicosia; “On the Cover of Desolate Angel” by Kerouac Biographer Dennis McNally; Kerouac’s review of the film “Nosferatu”; “Survivors of the Deluge: A North Beach Field Report Ten Years After the Last Disaster of the Sixties” by Gerald Nicosia; “Holy Hijnks” by the great Beat-Jazz Poet Ted Joans & much, much more! Quite the lineup; something for the scholars, the biographically-interested, and the kicks-hungry enthusiast alike. Be sure to search “Moody Street Irregulars” in the Search Engine of the Third Mind Books site to browse our complete MSI holdings. Magazine in stapled wrappers, the first and only printing of this Kerouac-centered sequence of rarities. All issues in very fine condition with only slightest shelf-wear to fine-edges & corners & moderate-to-pronounced rusting to staples at interior & exterior, otherwise pristine. Very Fine. [Item #4737]

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