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By dividing the Beat Collection into three sections: The Original Beats - New York 1944-53; The San Francisco Scene 1954-57 and The Second Wave - New York 1958-60, New York Times bestselling author and Beat expert Barry Miles pulls together writings from, among others, Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, John Clellon Holmes, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Philip Lamantia, Frank O'Hara, Diane DiPrima and Alexander Trocchi to create a fascinating compendium that epitomizes the Beat vibe.

Barry Miles is the critically acclaimed author of biographies of Bukowski, Ginsberg, Kerouac and Burroughs and of The Beat Hotel. He also wrote Hippie and the authorised biography of Paul McCartney, Many Years From Now. He lives in London, U.K. and France. Jack Kerouac coined the title, The Beats, to define the exhausted exhaltation of a generation that came to maturity in the 1950s; whose rejection of the social and political systems of the West was expressed through contempt for normalized occupations, possessions, traditional dress, and espousal of anarchism, communal living, and drugs; and who produced a body of works infected with a new energy. Their spontaneous, often unedited style epitomized their own era and their familed close-knit literary community continues to inspire writers today. By dividing the Beat Collection into three sections: The Original Beats - New York 1944-53; The San Francisco Scene 1954-57 and The Second Wave - New York 1958-60, New York Times bestselling author and Beat expert Barry Miles pulls together writings from, among others, Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, John Clellon Holmes, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Philip Lamantia, Frank O'Hara, Diane DiPrima and Alexander Trocchi to create a fascinating compendium that epitomizes the Beat vibe. Miles] was right in the groovy swim from the start. He was Mr. Alternative before the Beatles or the Rolling Stones got going . . . Miles was the one they all liked, confided in and trusted with their lives (at least their published ones).--The Independent (U.K.)

Miles's mastery of beat generation know-how must surely be unrivalled.--The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.)

Table of Contents

THE ORIGINAL BEATS: NEW YORK, 1944-53

Jack Kerouac

Home at Christmas

Jazz of the Beat Generation

Belief and Technique for Modern Prose

Essentials of Spontaneous Prose

(From) Railroad Earth

(From) Old Angel Midnight

William Burroughs

Twilight's Last Gleamings (With Kells Elvins)

(From) Junky: Definitive Edition, 2003

Roosevelt After Inauguration

(From) Interzone

International Zone

(From) The Naked Lunch

The Black Meat

Hospital (Benway)

Ordinary Men and Women

Allen Ginsberg

Pull My Daisy (with Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady)

Howl

Footnote To Howl

A Supermarket in California

Sunflower Sutra

America

Many Loves

To Aunt Rose

Kaddish

Herbert Huncke

Elsie John

Bill Burroughs

Bill Burroughs, Part II

Carl Solomon

Sex at 20 in America

Report from the Asylum

Neal Cassady

One Night in the Summer of 1945 . . .

Letter to Jack Kerouac, 7 March 1947

Letter to Jack Kerouac, 3 July 1949

Adventures in Auto-Eroticism

Leaving L.A. by Train at Night, High . . .

John Clellon Holmes

(From ) Go: Part One, Chapter 3

Gregory Corso

Italian Extravaganza

The Last Gangster

The Mad Yak

For Miles

Last Night I Drove a Car

Hair

Marriage

Bomb

Peter Orlovsky

First Poem

Second Poem

Creedmore State Mental Hospital Night Shift Look & Mop

Signature Change

THE SAN FRANCISCO SCENE: 1954-1957

Gary Snyder

Riprap

For a Far-Out Friend

(From) Myths and Texts: 17. The Text

Philip Whalen

Sourdough Mountain Lookout

Further Notice

Lew Welch

Chicago Poem

In Answer to a Question From P.W.

I Saw Myself] Wobbly Rock 1

(From) Taxi Suite

I Know A Man's Supposed To Have His Hair Cut Short]

Michael McClure

From the Introduction to Ghost Tantras

Ghost Tantra 39

Ghost Tantra 51

A Garland

Mad Sonnet

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Loud Prayer

Underwear

Sometime During Eternity . . .

They were Putting up the Statue . . .

Constantly Risking Absurdity . . .

Autobiography

Dog

The World is a Beautiful Place . . .

John Wieners

Act #2

A Poem for the Old Man

A Poem for Cocksuckers

A Poem for Vipers

A Poem for Record Players

Bob Kaufman

Abomunist Manifesto

Notes Dis- and Re- Carding Abomunism

Further Notes

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Still Further Notes Dis- and Re- Carding Abomunism

As Usual

War Memoir: Jazz, Don't Listen to it At Your Own Risk

Jazz Chick

Crootey Songo

Waiting

Lenore Kandel

First They Slaughtered the Angels

THE SECOND WAVE: NEW YORK 1958-60

Diane DiPrima

Thirteen Nightmares

LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka

In Memory of Radio

For Hettie

Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note

Black Dada Nihilismus

Frank O'Hara

A Step Away From Them

The Day Lady Died

Poem

Personal Poem

Why I Am Not a Painter

Alexander Trocchi

(From) Cain's Book

Ted Joans

The Truth

Uh Huh

Whiteyes on Black Thighs

They Forgot to Fast

Open Minded

Duke's Advice

Watermelon

My Bag

Natural

Jazz is My Religion

No More

The Nice Colored Man

Ray Bremser

Backyards and deviations

Jack Micheline

Let's Sing a Song

River of Red Wine

Jenny Lee

Night City

South Street Pier

Poet of the Streets

Synopsis:

By dividing the Beat Collection into three sections: The Original Beats – New York 1944-53; The San Francisco Scene 1954-57 and The Second Wave – New York 1958-60, New York Times bestselling author and Beat expert Barry Miles pulls together writings from, among others, Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, John Clellon Holmes, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Philip Lamantia, Frank O'Hara, Diane DiPrima and Alexander Trocchi to create a fascinating compendium that epitomizes the Beat vibe.

About the Author

Barry Miles is the critically acclaimed author of biographies of Bukowski, Ginsberg, Kerouac and Burroughs and of The Beat Hotel. He also wrote Hippie and the authorised biography of Paul McCartney, Many Years From Now. He lives in London, UK and France.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781852272647
Editor:
Miles, Barry
Publisher:
Virgin Books
Editor:
Miles, Barry
Author:
Miles, Barry
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100309
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
388
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 x 1.02 in

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By dividing the Beat Collection into three sections: The Original Beats – New York 1944-53; The San Francisco Scene 1954-57 and The Second Wave – New York 1958-60, New York Times bestselling author and Beat expert Barry Miles pulls together writings from, among others, Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, John Clellon Holmes, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Philip Lamantia, Frank O'Hara, Diane DiPrima and Alexander Trocchi to create a fascinating compendium that epitomizes the Beat vibe.

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