Dharma Beat Issue 5 (Fall 1995). Attila Gyenis, Jack Kerouac.
Dharma Beat Issue 5 (Fall 1995)

Dharma Beat Issue 5 (Fall 1995)

Lowell, MA: Dharma Beat, 1995. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. “Welcome to Issue 5. This issue brings to you an unpublished Jack Kerouac work, courtesy of John Sampas (“My Mad Sunset Birth,” “…an unknown, and until now, unpublished piece by Jack Kerouac. It was written around 1941 when Jack was about 19 years old. It was recently discovered among papers belonging to his close friend, Sebastian Sampas.”) So reads the introductory note on the inside front cover of the 5th Issue ["Fall 1995"] of Dharma Beat, the Kerouac-themed publication helmed by editor Attila Gyenis of Dharma Beat & the "Jack Kerouac Subterranean Information Society." In addition to the previously-unpublished Kerouac piece, Issue 5 also includes “Jack Kerouac’s Vision of the Golden Eternity” by Ann MacGibbon; a review of the “Beat Culture and the New America: 1950-1965” exhibit on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art from November 9, 1995 to the February 4, 1996; and “Beat Pilgrims” by Marc Kron, an essay on the necessary pilgrimage to San Francisco all Beat Readers must make. The issue concludes with a short guide to the Kerouac Papers at the Berg Collection of the New York Public Library and the short essay “For The Benefit of Kerouac” by Stephan Ronan. Yet another satisfying issue of this Kerouac-centered, community-focused periodical. In very fine condition with only slightest shelf-wear to fine-edges & corners, otherwise pristine. Very Fine. [Item #4742]

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