brion gysin

Here To Go & Back Again: The Lives & Arts of Brion Gysin

If Brion Gysin had not existed, it probably would have been necessary to invent him, as the saying goes. Pre-eminent…

6 years ago

The is NOT an Anthology

In 1959, the painter, Brion Gysin, “accidentally” cut through a pile of newspapers with a Stanley Knife and changed the…

7 years ago

American Mutants Spawned in the Bunker

Originally published in Beatdom #14, and excerpted from the forthcoming memoir/scrapbook, Don't Hesitate: Knowing Allen Ginsberg '72 Through '92.  …

7 years ago

Pulling Our Daisy: The Illusion of Spontaneity

1959 was an important year in Beat Generation history. It was the year that William S. Burroughs published Naked Lunch…

7 years ago

William S. Burroughs, C. J. Bradbury Robinson, and Williams Mix

Love or hate him, venerate or revile him, the life and work of William Seward Burroughs continues to inspire and…

8 years ago

Exiled on Beat Street

In 1957 Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky were in the midst of the obscenity trials in the US surrounding the…

8 years ago

Charles Gatewood Photos at the Robert Tat Gallery

Charles Gatewood has not only been working for some of the world's best publications for more than five decades, but…

8 years ago

Rub Out The Words: Collected Letters 1959-1974

Edited and with an Introduction by Bill Morgan.   At the point this second volume of his Collected Letters opens,…

9 years ago

‘Apprentice to an Apprentice’: The Perilous Passage of Terry Wilson

“According to Brion Gysin, I was an Apprentice to an Apprentice and I have never claimed otherwise. In my work…

9 years ago

The Weird Cult: How Scientology Shaped the Writing of William S. Burroughs

Note: This essay inspired the 2013 book, Scientologist! William S. Burroughs and the 'Weird Cult.' All of the uncertainties in…

10 years ago

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