Dharma Beat: Issue No. 9 (Fall 1997). Attila Gyenis, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Arthur Nusbaum.
Dharma Beat: Issue No. 9 (Fall 1997)

Dharma Beat: Issue No. 9 (Fall 1997)

Lowell, MA: Dharma Beat, 1997. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. "In 1944 the Beat Generation was born when Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs met in New York City at Columbia University. They all had gotten there on different paths, but from that point on their paths would cross and intertwine....Each broke new ground with their work, and fortunately both [Allen] Ginsberg and [William S.] Burroughs lived long enough to see their work appreciated and respected by a new generation. The virtues of these three writers/poets will be argued by academia and in bars for years to come. For now, they are all safe in heaven dead." So writes Attila Gyenis in the Introductory Note which frames this decidedly-memorial issue of Dharma Beat Magazine, a Lowell, Massachusetts-based Beat periodical and collector's cult favorite. The Fall 1997 Issue of Dharma Beat is distinguished by a contribution from our Fearless Founder (and in-house, decorated Black Ops Burroughsian), Arthur S. Nusbaum (b. 1958) -- "...a man whose heart will never tremble," to quote a certain Anthony Hopkins film from 1981. Nusbaum, six-time presenter-contributor at the landscape-defining European Beat Studies Network Conferences (ebsn.eu), contributes "William S. Burroughs: 1914-1997," an obituary for the man whose leathered, fedora-capped visage is the logo (and whose work is the inspiration) for our very enterprise, published in elegy to Burroughs' pioneering life & junk-throttled genius. Magazine in stapled wrappers, the first and only printing of this (typically) Kerouac-centered periodical. 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. Magazine in very fine condition with only slightest rusting to staples at exterior; original, yellow subscription slip at interior unblemished and intact. Very Fine. [Item #4757]

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