Catch Up With Beatdom

While you wait for the launch of the new www.beatdom.com, why not take a look at our busy Facebook incarnations… We have a group and a page. The group is almost at 500 members and is regularly used to provide links to pieces of Beat news. The page is a little more interactive. Beatdom appears in your updates like a friend. We have nearly 400 fans here and we use this page to play a little game with literary quotes, as well as to...

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Quick Update

I’ve been busy getting issue seven ready these past few weeks, and cconsequently haven’t been updating this blog as much as I’d like. Hopefully that will change after the release, which is scheduled for next month. The Beatdom Facebook page is doing well. I’m always happy to see people participating. This isn’t the sort of magazine I want people just to read… I want you all to feel like part of the...

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Dead Fingers Do Tell Tales

A review by Arthur S. Nusbaum: William S. Burroughs’ Dead Fingers Talk combines texts from the Olympia Press editions of Naked Lunch, The Soft Machine & The Ticket That Exploded, along with additional material, cut-up & folded-in to form a new work. The previously published texts from which it partly derives are themselves different from the UK & USA editions of those works.  DFT was first issued in the UK as a...

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Finding the Beat Poster

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Beat Tweets

Here’s a list of Twitter accounts that frequently reference the Beats… Beatdom, of course! Finding the Beat Rasmenia BurroughsBot Alternativereel Beatp Beatgeneration Arniezuno Are there any I’ve...

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Kerouac's Last Typewriter

If you have a spare $30,000 you might want to head over to Christie’s in New York, because on 22nd June they’re selling one of Jack Kerouac’s typewriters. This was the last typewriter Kerouac ever owned, and was in his possession at the time of his death, in 1969. In January of that year Kerouac had the machine repaired after apparently dropping it. If you don’t have the money for his typewriter, perhaps you...

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Reviews

In order to keep on the pulse of the modern literary scene, Beatdom is venturing now into the field of books reviews. I have appointed Martin Flynn as Beatdom’s official book reviewer, and all communication regarding reviews should be conducted with him at reviews [at] beatdom [dot] com. Books submitted for review need not be about the Beat Generation, although some preference will be given to those – which will be of...

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Issue Seven Update

About Issue Seven: Firstly, I apologise for the delay in releasing this issue. Beatdom is a strange beast. As a not-for-profit organisation we don’t have the funding we’d like, and so it takes a while to get things done. All of our regular staff work their own jobs, live their own lives, and contribute their valuable time to making Beatdom what it is. These past few months have been busier than most. We’ve had the...

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