"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. 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
  2. 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    The legendary unpublished collaboration between William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, a hard-boiled crime novel about a shocking murder at the dawn of the Beat Generation.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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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    From the self-illustrated, unpublished work written in 1947 to hardboiled contributions to 1980s adult magazines, The Bells Tolls for No One presents the entire range of Bukowski's talent as a short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
  6. 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
  7. Bone Palace Ballet

    Bone Palace Ballet


    A posthumous collection of Bukowski's poetry. Learn More
  8. Burning In Water Drowning In Flame

    Burning In Water Drowning In Flame


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

    Cities Of The Red Night


    The first in a trilogy of Burroughs' apocalyptic vision of the future. Learn More
  10. Dangling In The Tournefortia

    Dangling In The Tournefortia


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

    Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over The Hills


    A collection of Bukowski's poetry. Learn More
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Go: A Novel

    Go: A Novel


    The novel that launched the beat generation's literary legacy describes the world of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Neil Cassady. Learn More
  16. Ham On Rye (new edition)

    Ham On Rye


    The cult classic. Full of debauchery, this is one of the books they won't teach in school but should. Learn More
  17. The Haunted Life (paperback)

    Haunted Life: and Other Writings


    1944 was a troubled and momentous year for Jack Kerouac. Learn More
  18. Herbert Huncke

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


    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. Hollywood



    Bukowski's novel about his Hollywood experience. Learn More
  20. Hot Water Music

    Hot Water Music


    A collection of Bukowski's shorter fiction. Learn More
  21. Howl: A Graphic Novel

    Howl: A Graphic Novel


    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
  22. Interzone cover



    In 1954 William Burroughs settled in Tangiers, find a sanctuary of sorts in its shadowy streets, blind alleys, and lowlife decadence. Learn More
  23. Junky

    Junky (50th Anniversary Definitive Edition)


    A legendary account of heroin addiction, drawn from William S. Burroughs' own life. Learn More
  24. Love Is A Dog From Hell

    Love Is A Dog From Hell


    Love poems, Bukowski-style. Learn More
  25. Lunch Poems

    Lunch Poems


    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

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