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. The Bell Tolls for No One

    Bell Tolls for No One

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    From the self-illustrated, unpublished work written in 1947 to hardboiled contributions to 1980s adult magazines, The Bells Tolls for No One presents the entire range of Bukowski's talent as a short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
  2. The Beats: A Graphic History

    Beats: A Graphic History

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    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
  3. The Beats Abroad

    Beats Abroad: A Global Guide to the Beat Generation

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    The Beat Generation is one of the great homegrown countercultures of the United States, but in fact its writers traveled widely and most of them lived abroad for periods of time. Their travels were a vital source of inspiration, and in turn they inspired literary scenes and kindred spirits around the globe. Learn More
  4. Beat Generation

    Beat Generation: The Lost Work

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    Beat Generation is a play about tension, about friendship, and about karma — what it is and how you get it. Learn More
  5. Atop an Underwood

    Atop an Underwood: Early Stories and Other Writings

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    Before Jack Kerouac expressed the spirit of a generation in his 1957 classic, On the Road, he spent years figuring out how he wanted to live and, above all, learning how to write. Learn More
  6. And The Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks

    And The Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks: A Novel

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    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
  7. Absence of the Hero

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

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    Everyone's favorite Dirty Old Man returns with a new volume of uncollected work. Learn More
  8. A Coney Island Of The Mind

    A Coney Island Of The Mind: Poems By Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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    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

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