THE BEATS

"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night, who poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed and high sat up smoking in the supernatural darkness of cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities..." - Allen Ginsberg, "Howl"

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  1. A Coney Island Of The Mind

    A Coney Island Of The Mind: Poems By Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    $9.95

    The title of this book is taken from Henry Miller's Into The Night Life and expresses the way Lawrence Ferlinghetti felt about these poems when he wrote them during a short period in the 1950s - as if they were, taken together, a kind of Coney Island of the mind, a kind of circus of the soul. Learn More
  2. Absence of the Hero

    Absence of the Hero: Uncollected Stories and Essays Volume 2: 1946-1992

    $16.95

    Everyone's favorite Dirty Old Man returns with a new volume of uncollected work. Learn More
  3. The Adding Machine

    Adding Machine

    $15.00

    Acclaimed by Norman Mailer more than twenty years ago as "possibly the only American writer of genius," William S. Burroughs has produced a body of work unique in our time. Learn More
  4. American Hipster

    American Hipster: A Life of Herbert Huncke, The Times Square Hustler Who Inspired the Beat Movement

    $17.95

    American Hipster: The Life of Herbert Huncke, The Times Square Hustler Who Inspired the Beat Movement tells the tale of a New York sex worker and heroin addict whose unrepentant deviance caught the imagination of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs. Learn More
  5. And The Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks

    And The Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks: A Novel

    $14.00

    The legendary unpublished collaboration between William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, a hard-boiled crime novel about a shocking murder at the dawn of the Beat Generation. Learn More
  6. Beat Generation

    Beat Generation: The Lost Work

    $14.95

    Beat Generation is a play about tension, about friendship, and about karma — what it is and how you get it. Learn More
  7. The Beats: A Graphic History

    Beats: A Graphic History

    $15.95

    In The Beats: A Graphic History, those who were mad to live come back to life through artwork as pulsatingly vibrant as the movement itself. Told by Harvey Pekar and his frequent artistic collaborator Ed Piskor, and by a range of artists and writers, including feminist comic creator Trina Robbins and MAD Magazine artist Peter Kuper, The Beats takes us on a wild tour. Learn More
  8. Big Sur (Penguin Ink ed.)

    Big Sur (Penguin Ink)

    $16.00

    'Big Sur's humane, precise account of the extraordinary ravages of alcohol delirium tremens on Kerouac, a superior novelist who had strength to complete his poetic narrative, a task few scribes so afflicted have accomplished - others crack up.' Learn More
  9. Bone Palace Ballet

    Bone Palace Ballet

    $17.00

    A posthumous collection of Bukowski's poetry. Learn More
  10. Bring Me Your Love

    Bring Me Your Love

    $9.95

    One of a handful of legendary Bukowski/R.Crumb collaborations. Learn More

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