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. Howl: A Graphic Novel

    Howl: A Graphic Novel

    $19.99

    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
  2. Howl And Other Poems

    Howl and Other Poems

    $7.95

    Allen Ginsberg's Howl & Other Poems was originally published by City Lights Books in the fall of 1956. Subsequently seized by U.S. Customs and the San Francisco police, it was the subject of a long court trial at which a series of poets and professors persuaded the court that the book was not obscene. Learn More
  3. Hot Water Music

    Hot Water Music

    $16.99

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

    Hollywood

    $16.00

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

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

    $17.95

    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
  6. The Haunted Life (paperback)

    Haunted Life: and Other Writings

    $14.99

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

    Ham On Rye

    $15.99

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

    Go: A Novel

    $16.95

    The novel that launched the beat generation's literary legacy describes the world of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Neil Cassady. Learn More
  9. The First Third

    First Third

    $15.95

    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
  10. Factotum

    Factotum

    $16.99

    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
  11. The Essential Ginsberg

    Essential Ginsberg

    $17.99

    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
  12. 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
  13. The Dharma Bums

    Dharma Bums

    $16.00

    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
  14. Desolation Angels

    Desolation Angels

    $16.00

    With the publication of On the Road in 1957, Jack Kerouac became at once the spokesman and hero of the Beat Generation. Learn More
  15. The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses...

    Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over The Hills

    $15.99

    A collection of Bukowski's poetry. Learn More
  16. Dangling In The Tournefortia

    Dangling In The Tournefortia

    $16.00

    A collection of Bukowski's longer, narrative poetry. Learn More
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Cities Of The Red Night

    Cities Of The Red Night

    $16.00

    The first in a trilogy of Burroughs' apocalyptic vision of the future. Learn More
  20. Burning In Water Drowning In Flame

    Burning In Water Drowning In Flame

    $16.99

    Selected poems: 1955 - 1973. Learn More
  21. Bring Me Your Love

    Bring Me Your Love

    $9.95

    One of a handful of legendary Bukowski/R.Crumb collaborations. Learn More
  22. Bone Palace Ballet

    Bone Palace Ballet

    $17.00

    A posthumous collection of Bukowski's poetry. Learn More
  23. Big Sur (Penguin Ink ed.)

    Big Sur (Penguin Ink)

    $17.00

    '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
  24. Betting On The Muse

    Betting On The Muse: Poems And Stories

    $17.99

    Betting on the Muse is a combination of hilarious poetry and stories. Charles Bukowski writes about the real life of a working man and all that comes with it. Learn More
  25. The Bell Tolls for No One

    Bell Tolls for No One

    $14.95

    From the self-illustrated, unpublished work written in 1947 to hardboiled contributions to 1980s adult magazines, The Bells Tolls for No One presents the entire range of Bukowski's talent as a short story writer, from straight-up genre stories to postmodern blurring of fact and fiction. Learn More

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