[Item #6030] The Beat Scene. Jack Kerouac, Michael Shulman, Sarah Stacke.
The Beat Scene
The Beat Scene
The Beat Scene
The Beat Scene
The Beat Scene

The Beat Scene

ISBN: 9781909526266
London, England, UK: Reel Art Press, 2018. First Edition. Hardcover. This collection of largely unseen photographs was recently discovered in Burt Glinn's archive where they had sat untouched for over 50 years...the photographs offer an intimate, fresh insight into the lives of the legendary and influential Bohemians and are also a celebration of Glinn's inimitable talent. Shot between 1957 and 1960 in New York and San Francisco, Glinn's camera captured the spirit of the counterculture- writers, musicians and artists meeting in cafes, bars and at parties to pursue a truth and future the mainstream would not and could not acknowledge." (from rear flap) An astonishing, heretofore mostly unpublished document of the original Beat Generation & its milieu by Burt Glinn (1925-2008), a legendary photographer who became one of the first Americans to join the esteemed Magnum Photos organization & recorded many historic events, people & places during the second half of the twentieth century. A few of these images appeared in photo essays in “Esquire” & “Holiday” magazines in issues from 1957, 1959 & 1960, but most of them remained undiscovered until very recently. Many of the images are in stunning color & feature iconic Beat writers such as Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti & Allen Ginsberg, hobnobbing candidly with the contemporary artists & musicians who were part of the scene. With an essay by Kerouac, "And This is the Beat Nightlife of New York," which originally appeared in the 1959 “Holiday” article & with introductory essays by Sarah Stacke & Michael Shulman, this is a beautiful "Coffee Table Book" production & an essential, revelatory Beat Generation collectible destined for rarity. Hardcover in unclipped dust-jacket: First Edition, as stated on copyright page, First Printing, as indicated by number sequence thereon. Book is in Fine condition with only very minor bumping to fine edges and corners of front, back covers & spine; pages are crisp and clean. Dust-jacket is in Very Fine condition having been protected by an archival polyester plastic cover. Only the slightest bumping to fine edges and corners of front, back covers and spine and a single phantom scratch to the front cover. An extra handling fee will be added for shipping due to the weight of this item. Fine / Very Fine. [Item #6030]

Price: $50.00