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The Fall of America Journals 1965-1971: a Meta-Review

Plymell and his friends inventing the Wichita Vortex contribute to a tradition stretching back…to Poe and earlier American vibration artists…-…

6 months ago

Conversations with Allen Ginsberg

In his recent book, Straight Around Allen, Bob Rosenthal begins a chapter with this statement: Allen considers the interview to…

2 years ago

Ginsberg Goes Behind Enemy Lines: A Review of Iron Curtain Journals

In 1965, Allen Ginsberg jumped at the chance to peek behind enemy lines with a visit to communist Cuba. He…

2 years ago

Angry Young Men Become Nice Old Men: A Review of Don’t Hide the Madness

In March, 1992, Allen Ginsberg visited his old friend, William S. Burroughs, at his home in Lawrence, Kansas. He recorded…

3 years ago

The Revised Boy Scout Manual: Burroughs on Fake News and Scientology

Ohio State University Press has recently published a “lost masterpiece” by William S. Burroughs, called “The Revised Boy Scout Manual”:…

3 years ago

Review: Translating the Counterculture

Erik Mortenson’s Translating the Counterculture: The Reception of the Beats in Turkey examines the way the Beat Generation is taught,…

3 years ago

After Me, The Deluge: Considering Kerouac’s Final Statement

An artistic and introverted spirit, Jack Kerouac never set out to become the leader of one of the greatest literary…

3 years ago

Review: Hip Sublime

It always amazes me that after so many decades of scholarship, there is always a new way of looking at…

3 years ago

Review: I Am The Revolutionary

Paul Maher Jr has written an intimate, interesting look at the life of Jack Kerouac – not the whole life,…

3 years ago

Review: Summer of Crud

Summer of Crud is a coming-of-age story that takes place on a road trip across America. It makes reference on…

3 years ago

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