the subterraneans

Mark Murphy/ Bop for Kerouac

“I want to be considered a jazz poet . . .” i Don’t miss Mark Murphy’s 1981 recording “Bop for…

7 years ago

Subterranean Lost Love

“They are hip without being slick, they are intelligent without being corny, they are intellectual as hell and know all…

8 years ago

Tristessa: Heavengoing

by Paul Arendt   Jack Kerouac’s surroundings invariably affected his writing style. Narrator Leo Percepied’s voice in The Subterraneans reflected…

10 years ago

Death Within a Chrysalis

At the turn of the 1960s, Jack Kerouac found himself in a profound state of limbo, the climax of an…

10 years ago

Alene Lee

One of the great mysteries of the Beat Generation is that of Alene Lee. She is, or rather, was, an…

12 years ago

Finding Alene

Finding Alene--Excerpts by Christina Diamente There is of course no definitive way of knowing a woman who has been dead…

12 years ago

Walking With the Barefoot Beat: Alene Lee

by Christina Diamente No girl had ever moved me with a story of spiritual suffering And so beautifully her soul…

12 years ago

Lady Beats

by Hannah Withrow 1 I begin my immersion into female Beat writers fittingly with Diane di Prima; referred to in…

12 years ago

Alene Lee – Subterranean Muse

by Steven O'Sullivan Alene Lee is the real name of The Subterraneans’ Mardou Fox, and of Irene May from Big…

12 years ago

Visions of Vollmer

by David S. Wills In Issue Two of Beatdom, we ran a story about the women of the Beat Generation,…

12 years ago

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