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On Bitch Magazine’s Response to Joan’s Death

One of our readers, Devin Fahey, recently posted a link to the Beatdom FB page. The link was to a provocatively titled article in Bitch magazine, “A Great Artist Kills His Wife—Now She’s Just a Quirky Footnote in His History.”

The article itself is partly a response to reviews of Barry Miles’ excellent biography, Call Me Burroughs – a much-needed update on the life and times of one of America’s most controversial writers. The author, Leela Ginelle, argues that these reviews cite Burroughs 1951 killing of Joan Vollmer Adams as the most important event in the author’s life, while also pointing out that Miles calls the incident “clearly an accident” and that Burroughs and his fans have made it part of the author’s personal mythology. Continue Reading…

On the Anniversary of the Death of Allen Ginsberg

It’s been fourteen years since he left us.

The Allen Ginsberg Project has some musings on the anniversary of his death.

Remembering Hunter S. Thompson

It’s 20th February, and that means it’s the anniversary of the death of Hunter S. Thompson. It has been six years now since he shot himself at Owl Farm, and every year legions of Gonzo fans remember his life and work by raising a glass on this sad day.

The Quietus is marking the anniversary of his death by publishing an interview with him that you’ve never seen before.

The Independent has a story about Bruce Robinson’s efforts to make HST’s The Rum Diary into a movie.

(image copyright Isaac Bonan)

The Day Kerouac Left Us

Just a quick note to remind you all that it was 21st October 1969 that Jack Kerouac died in St. Petersburg, Florida.