[Item #5079] Beat Scene No. 56 (Summer 2008). Kevin Ring, James Birmingham, William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Colin Cooper, Brian Dalton, Allen Ginsberg, Brion Gysin, Oliver Harris, Ashley Holt, Jack Kerouac, Michael McClure, Lars Movin, Pauline Reeves, Nic Saunders, Nick Sheehan.
Beat Scene No. 56 (Summer 2008)

Beat Scene No. 56 (Summer 2008)

Coventry, England: Beat Scene Press, 2008. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This Summer 2008 number of the magazine-format literary journal edited & published by Kevin Ring in the UK features a lengthy, extremely important article by Oliver Harris, "Everything Lost: The Latin American Notebook of William S. Burroughs/ The Inside Story." Harris, the foremost WSB scholar & our most esteemed founder-colleague at the European Beat Studies Network (ebsn.eu), writes about the key notebook journal-diary written by WSB in 1953 during his legendary Yage-searching phase in South America, which Harris edited & introduced for publication. The whole context of this all-important document including other Harris-edited WSB volumes is discussed & analyzed in riveting detail & depth. Also in this issue is an interview of the Danish filmmaker Lars Movin conducted by Ring about a film he was making on WSB's visit to Denmark during 1983; a tribute essay on Neal Cassady upon the 40th anniversary of his death by Pauline Reeves; an interview with filmmaker Nick Sheehan conducted by Colin Cooper about his documentary on Brion Gysin, WSB's best friend & co-inventor of the cut-up writing method; several Jack Kerouac-related pieces including a long study of the famous original run-on scroll of On the Road by James Birmingham; an interview with Nic Saunders about his production of Michael McClure's notorious play "The Beard" & his friendship with McClure; & much more. With an as-ever abundant review section including of a collection of Allen Ginsberg's letters by Brian Dalton; & many vintage contemporary images throughout. With front cover illustration of WSB by Ashley Holt. Another great issue in this indispensable series that never fails to uphold its front cover motto "This is the Beat Generation," especially of interest to WSB scholars & collectors. In very fine condition with only a bit of rubbing & short, faint scratching to front, back covers & stapled spine; a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; staples in process of rusting with minimal interior bleeding. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps, creases at mostly upper corners of some page leaves; minor rust-bleeding noted above. Very Fine. [Item #5079]

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