LITERATURE

"And for God's sake, don't let me ever hear you say, 'I can't read fiction. I only have time for the truth.' Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of 'literature'? That means fiction too, stupid." -John Waters

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  1. Wait Till I'm Dead

    Wait Till I'm Dead: Uncollected Poems

    $24.00

    Rainy night on Union Square, full moon. Want more poems? Wait till I’m dead.—Allen Ginsberg, August 8, 1990, 3:30 A.M. Learn More
  2. The Continual Condition

    The Continual Condition: Poems

    $25.99

    A volume of never-before-collected poems from America's most imitated and influential poet. Learn More
  3. On Writing

    On Writing

    $25.99

    Sharp and moving reflections and ruminations on the artistry and craft of writing from one of our most iconoclastic, riveting, and celebrated masters. Learn More
  4. On Love

    On Love

    $24.99

    A companion to On Writing and On Cats: A raw and tender poetry collection that captures the Dirty Old Man of American letters at his fiercest and most vulnerable, on a subject that hits home with all of us. Learn More
  5. On Cats

    On Cats

    $25.99

    A raw and tenderly funny look at the human-cat relationship, from one of our most treasured and transgressive writers. Learn More
  6. Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters

    Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters

    $20.00

    Perhaps one of the last great dual correspondences of the twentieth century, Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters reveals not only the process of creation of the two most celebrated members of the Beat Generation, but also the unfolding of a remarkable friendship of immense pathos and spiritual depth. Learn More
  7. East Hill Farm

    East Hill Farm: Seasons with Allen Ginsberg

    $28.50

    “This was Allen Ginsberg,” Gordon Ball declares after recounting intimate moments with the cultural icon and beloved Beat Generation poet on East Hill Farm, outside Cherry Valley, New York. Learn More
  8. The Cool School

    Cool School: Writing from America's Hip Underground

    $27.95

    Who were the original hipsters? In this dazzling collection, Glenn O’Brien provides a kaleidoscopic guided tour through the margins and subterranean tribes of mid-twentieth century America—the worlds of jazz, of disaffected postwar youth, of those alienated by racial and sexual exclusion, of outlaws and drug users creating their own dissident networks. Learn More
  9. City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology

    City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology: 60th Anniversary Edition

    $21.95

    "Printer's ink is the greater explosive."—Lawrence Ferlinghetti Learn More

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