[Item #5020] Beat Scene No. 29 (1997). Kevin Ring, David Amram, Todd Bauer, Douglas Brinkley, William S. Burroughs, Joyce Johnson, Hettie Jones, Jack Kerouac, Gerald Locklin, Lee Ranaldo, John Oughton, Jules Smith, John Tytell, Anne Waldman, Joy Walsh.
Beat Scene No. 29 (1997)

Beat Scene No. 29 (1997)

Coventry, England: Beat Scene Press, 1997. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This vintage number of the Beat Generation magazine published by Kevin Ring in the UK features a special central section in tribute to William S. Burroughs upon his death on August 2, 1997. This stirring & deeply reflective section in honor of the Greatest figure of the Beat Generation-&-Beyond (& the presiding Icon of our very enterprise) consists of memorial essays by Todd Bauer, Douglas Brinkley & foremost Beat scholar John Tytell; & two interviews with WSB- conducted by Lee Ranaldo in April 1997 (surely among the last), & by the legendary Anne Waldman with John Oughton in August 1978. In the issue proper are further WSB memorial essays by Ring & Waldman; a celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the first publication of Jack Kerouac's Beat classic On the Road (1957-1997) including articles by the ebullient musician David Amram, Joyce Johnson, Waldman, Joy Walsh & others, along with quotes from OTR & Some of the Dharma by Kerouac himself; an interview of Hettie Jones (editor-publisher of the seminal Beat journal Yugen & former wife of LeRoi Jones before he became Amiri Baraka) conducted by Ring; & another of Gerald Locklin (the hard-living American author & Charles Bukowski biographer) conducted by Jules Smith. As ever with contemporary news, reviews & many historic images throughout. An especially important, rich & rewarding issue (especially for WSB devotees like us) in this indispensable series that always brings to life its front cover motto: "This is the Beat Generation." In relatively good-to-near-fine condition with moderate rubbing, scratching, & some faint creasing to front, back covers & stapled spine; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; small area of thin, light notation in ink at blank red area of front cover to the right of upper-largest image of WSB's face; small notation-impressions near same; staples in process of rusting with miniscule interior bleeding. Interior fine with light rubbing at blank margins of recto first page leaf; tiny bumps & very small, faint creases at corners of leaves. Good- Near Fine. [Item #5020]

Price: $30.00 save 10% $27.00