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 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Burning In Water Drowning In Flame

    Burning In Water Drowning In Flame

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

    Bring Me Your Love

    $9.95

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

    Bone Palace Ballet

    $17.00

    A posthumous collection of Bukowski's poetry. Learn More
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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