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. Post Office

    Post Office

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    'It began as a mistake.' By middle age, Henry Chinaski has lost more than twelve years of his life to the U.S. Postal Service. Learn More
  2. Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook

    Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook: Uncollected Stories and Essays, 1944-1990

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    Charles Bukowski (1920-1994), one of the most outrageous and controversial figures of twentieth-century American literature, was so prolific that many important pieces were never collected during his lifetime. Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook is a substantial selection of these wide-ranging works, most of which have been unavailable since their original appearance in underground newspapers, literary journals, and even porn magazines. Learn More
  3. Pleasures Of The Damned

    Pleasures of the Damned: Poems 1951-1993

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    To his legions of fans, Charles Bukowski wasóand remainsóthe quintessential counterculture icon. Learn More
  4. Play The Piano Drunk...
  5. Nova Express: The Restored Text

    Nova Express: The Restored Text

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    The most ferociously political and prophetic book of Burroughs's "cut-up" trilogy, Nova Express fires the reader into a textual outer space the better to see our burning planet and the operations of the Nova Mob in all their ugliness. Learn More
  6. Notes of a Dirty Old Man (old edition)

    Notes of a Dirty Old Man

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    'People come to my door - too many of them really - and knock to tell me Notes of a Dirty Old Man turns them on.' Learn More
  7. Naked Lunch (Restored Text Edition) (new)

    Naked Lunch: The Restored Text

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    Since its original publication in Paris in 1959, Naked Lunch has become one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. Learn More
  8. The Most Beautiful Woman In Town & Other Stories

    Most Beautiful Woman In Town And Other Stories

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    These mad immortal stories, now surfaced from the literary underground, have addicted legions of American readers, even though the high literary establishment continues to ignore them. Learn More
  9. More Notes of a Dirty Old Man

    More Notes of a Dirty Old Man

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    After toiling in obscurity for years, Charles Bukowski suddenly found fame in 1967 with his autobiographical newspaper column, "Notes of a Dirty Old Man," and a book of that name in 1969. He continued writing this column, in one form or another, through the mid-1980s. More Notes of a Dirty Old Man gathers many uncollected gems from the column's twenty-year run. Learn More
  10. Meditations in an Emergency

    Meditations in an Emergency

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    Frank O’Hara was one of the great poets of the twentieth century and, along with such widely acclaimed writers as Denise Levertov, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, and Gary Snyder, a crucial contributor to what Donald Allen termed the New American Poetry, “which, by its vitality alone, became the dominant force in the American poetic tradition.” Learn More
  11. Lunch Poems

    Lunch Poems

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    Lunch Poems, first published in 1964 by City Lights Books as number nineteen in the Pocket Poets series, is widely considered to be Frank O'Hara's freshest and most accomplished collection of poetry. Learn More
  12. Love Is A Dog From Hell

    Love Is A Dog From Hell

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    Love poems, Bukowski-style. Learn More
  13. Junky

    Junky (50th Anniversary Definitive Edition)

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    A legendary account of heroin addiction, drawn from William S. Burroughs' own life. Learn More
  14. Interzone cover

    Interzone

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    In 1954 William Burroughs settled in Tangiers, find a sanctuary of sorts in its shadowy streets, blind alleys, and lowlife decadence. Learn More
  15. Howl: A Graphic Novel

    Howl: A Graphic Novel

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    A tie-in to the forthcoming movie Howl starring James Franco and featuring graphics by Eric Drooker, this graphic novel adapts Allen Ginsberg's legendary poem. Learn More
  16. Hot Water Music

    Hot Water Music

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    A collection of Bukowski's shorter fiction. Learn More
  17. Hollywood

    Hollywood

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    Bukowski's novel about his Hollywood experience. Learn More
  18. Herbert Huncke

    Herbert Huncke: The Times Square Hustler Who Inspired Jack Kerouac And The Beat Generation

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    Muse and mentor to Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac—who said of him, “Huncke is the greatest storyteller I know, an absolute genius at it”— Herbert Huncke steps out of the shadow of his more famous peers in this absorbing and tender biography by Hilary Holladay. Learn More
  19. The Haunted Life (paperback)

    Haunted Life: and Other Writings

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    1944 was a troubled and momentous year for Jack Kerouac. Learn More
  20. Ham On Rye (new edition)

    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
  21. 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
  22. The First Third

    First Third

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    Immortalized as Dean Moriarty by Jack Kerouac in his epic novel, On the Road, Neal Cassady was infamous for his unstoppable energy and his overwhelming charm, his savvy hustle and his devil-may-care attitude. Learn More
  23. 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
  24. The Essential Ginsberg

    Essential Ginsberg

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    Featuring the legendary and groundbreaking poem “Howl,” this remarkable volume showcases a selection of Allen Ginsberg’s poems, songs, essays, letters, journals, and interviews and contains sixteen pages of his personal photographs. Learn More
  25. 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

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