"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. A Coney Island Of The Mind

    A Coney Island Of The Mind: Poems By Lawrence Ferlinghetti


    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
  2. Absence of the Hero

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


    Everyone's favorite Dirty Old Man returns with a new volume of uncollected work. Learn More
  3. And The Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks

    And The Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks: A Novel


    The legendary unpublished collaboration between William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, a hard-boiled crime novel about a shocking murder at the dawn of the Beat Generation.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
  4. Atop an Underwood

    Atop an Underwood: Early Stories and Other Writings


    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
  5. Beat Generation

    Beat Generation: The Lost Work


    Beat Generation is a play about tension, about friendship, and about karma — what it is and how you get it. Learn More
  6. The Beats Abroad

    Beats Abroad: A Global Guide to the Beat Generation


    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
  7. The Beats: A Graphic History

    Beats: A Graphic History


    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
  8. The Bell Tolls for No One

    Bell Tolls for No One


    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
  9. Betting On The Muse

    Betting On The Muse: Poems And Stories


    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
  10. Big Sur (Penguin Ink ed.)

    Big Sur (Penguin Ink)


    '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
  11. Bone Palace Ballet

    Bone Palace Ballet


    A posthumous collection of Bukowski's poetry. Learn More
  12. Bring Me Your Love

    Bring Me Your Love


    One of a handful of legendary Bukowski/R.Crumb collaborations. Learn More
  13. Burning In Water Drowning In Flame

    Burning In Water Drowning In Flame


    Selected poems: 1955 - 1973. Learn More
  14. Cities Of The Red Night

    Cities Of The Red Night


    The first in a trilogy of Burroughs' apocalyptic vision of the future. Learn More
  15. City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology

    City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology: 60th Anniversary Edition


    "Printer's ink is the greater explosive."—Lawrence Ferlinghetti Learn More
  16. The Cool School

    Cool School: Writing from America's Hip Underground


    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
  17. Dangling In The Tournefortia

    Dangling In The Tournefortia


    A collection of Bukowski's longer, narrative poetry. Learn More
  18. The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses...

    Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over The Hills


    A collection of Bukowski's poetry. Learn More
  19. Desolation Angels

    Desolation Angels


    With the publication of On the Road in 1957, Jack Kerouac became at once the spokesman and hero of the Beat Generation. Learn More
  20. The Dharma Bums

    Dharma Bums


    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
  21. East Hill Farm

    East Hill Farm: Seasons with Allen Ginsberg


    “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
  22. The Essential Ginsberg

    Essential Ginsberg


    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
  23. Factotum



    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 First Third

    First Third


    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
  25. The Flash Of Lightning Behind The Mountain

    Flash Of Lightning Behind The Mountain


    A new posthumous collection of Bukowski's poetry. Learn More

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