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. Burning In Water Drowning In Flame

    Burning In Water Drowning In Flame

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    Selected poems: 1955 - 1973. Learn More
  2. Call Me Burroughs

    Call Me Burroughs: A Life

    $32.00

    Fifty years ago, Norman Mailer asserted, "William Burroughs is the only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius." Few since have taken such literary risks, developed such individual political or spiritual ideas, or spanned such a wide range of media. Learn More
  3. Cities Of The Red Night

    Cities Of The Red Night

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    The first in a trilogy of Burroughs' apocalyptic vision of the future. Learn More
  4. 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
  5. Dangling In The Tournefortia

    Dangling In The Tournefortia

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    A collection of Bukowski's longer, narrative poetry. Learn More
  6. The Dharma Bums

    Dharma Bums

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    THE DHARMA BUMS relates the adventures of an ebullient group of Beatnik seekers in a free-wheeling exploration of Buddhism and the search for Truth. 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. Factotum

    Factotum

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    One of Charles Bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America. Learn More
  9. Go: A Novel

    Go: A Novel

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    The novel that launched the beat generation's literary legacy describes the world of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Neil Cassady. Learn More
  10. Ham On Rye

    Ham On Rye

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    The cult classic. Full of debauchery, this is one of the books they won't teach in school but should. Learn More

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