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. Lunch Poems

    Lunch Poems

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    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
  2. Meditations in an Emergency

    Meditations in an Emergency

    $15.00

    Frank O’Hara was one of the great poets of the twentieth century and, along with such widely acclaimed writers as Denise Levertov, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, and Gary Snyder, a crucial contributor to what Donald Allen termed the New American Poetry, “which, by its vitality alone, became the dominant force in the American poetic tradition.” Learn More
  3. More Notes of a Dirty Old Man

    More Notes of a Dirty Old Man

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    After toiling in obscurity for years, Charles Bukowski suddenly found fame in 1967 with his autobiographical newspaper column, "Notes of a Dirty Old Man," and a book of that name in 1969. He continued writing this column, in one form or another, through the mid-1980s. More Notes of a Dirty Old Man gathers many uncollected gems from the column's twenty-year run. Learn More
  4. The Most Beautiful Woman In Town & Other Stories

    Most Beautiful Woman In Town And Other Stories

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    These mad immortal stories, now surfaced from the literary underground, have addicted legions of American readers, even though the high literary establishment continues to ignore them. Learn More
  5. Naked Lunch (Restored Text Edition) (new)

    Naked Lunch: The Restored Text

    $15.00

    Since its original publication in Paris in 1959, Naked Lunch has become one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. Learn More
  6. Notes of a Dirty Old Man (old edition)

    Notes of a Dirty Old Man

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    'People come to my door - too many of them really - and knock to tell me Notes of a Dirty Old Man turns them on.' Learn More
  7. Nova Express: The Restored Text

    Nova Express: The Restored Text

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    The most ferociously political and prophetic book of Burroughs's "cut-up" trilogy, Nova Express fires the reader into a textual outer space the better to see our burning planet and the operations of the Nova Mob in all their ugliness. Learn More
  8. Play The Piano Drunk...
  9. Pleasures Of The Damned

    Pleasures of the Damned: Poems 1951-1993

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    To his legions of fans, Charles Bukowski wasóand remainsóthe quintessential counterculture icon. Learn More
  10. Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook

    Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook: Uncollected Stories and Essays, 1944-1990

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    Charles Bukowski (1920-1994), one of the most outrageous and controversial figures of twentieth-century American literature, was so prolific that many important pieces were never collected during his lifetime. Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook is a substantial selection of these wide-ranging works, most of which have been unavailable since their original appearance in underground newspapers, literary journals, and even porn magazines. Learn More
  11. Post Office

    Post Office

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    'It began as a mistake.' By middle age, Henry Chinaski has lost more than twelve years of his life to the U.S. Postal Service. Learn More
  12. Pulp: A Novel

    Pulp: A Novel

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    Bukowksi's final novel is a departure from his usual semi-autobiographical tales of drunkeness and debauchery. Learn More
  13. Queer (25th Anniversary Edition)

    Queer: A Novel (25th Anniversary Edition)

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    For more than three decades, while its writer's world fame increases, Queer remained unpublished because of its forthright depiction of homosexual longings. Learn More
  14. Run With The Hunted

    Run With The Hunted: A Charles Bukowski Reader

    $16.99

    Here is the first comprehensive collection of the best of Bukowski's autobiographical stories, novels, and poems, bringing into razor-sharp focus the counterculture idol's astonishing life and art. Learn More
  15. Screams From The Balcony

    Screams From The Balcony: Selected Letters 1960 - 1970

    $16.95

    The collected letters of Charles Bukowski. Learn More
  16. The Sea Is My Brother (paperback)

    Sea Is My Brother: The Lost Novel

    $18.99

    In the spring of 1943, during a stint in the Merchant Marine, twenty-one-year old Jack Kerouac set out to write his first novel. Learn More
  17. Septuagenarian Stew

    Septuagenarian Stew: Stories & Poems

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    Bukowski turns 70, and still churns out the poetry. Learn More
  18. Soft Machine (the Restored Text edition)

    Soft Machine: The Restored Text

    $16.00

    In NAKED LUNCH, Burroughs revealed his genius. In THE SOFT MACHINE he begins an adventure that will take us even further into the dark recesses of his imagination, a region where nothing is sacred, nothing is taboo. Learn More
  19. South Of No North

    South Of No North

    $15.00

    A collection of Bukowski's short fiction. Learn More
  20. The Subterraneans

    Subterraneans

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    Written over the course of three days and three nights, THE SUBTERRANEANS was generated out of the same kind of ecstatic flash of inspiration that produced another one of Kerouac's early classics, ON THE ROAD. Learn More
  21. Tales Of Ordinary Madness

    Tales Of Ordinary Madness

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    Tales of Bukowski's own life and doings are as wild and weird as the very stories he writes. Learn More
  22. The Captain Is Out To Lunch

    The Captain Is Out To Lunch And The Sailors Have Taken Over The Ship

    $15.00

    A book length collaboration between two underground legends, Charles Bukowski and Robert Crumb. Learn More
  23. The Cat Inside

    The Cat Inside

    $13.00

    It's Burroughs' cat book. Learn More
  24. The Last Night Of The Earth Poems

    The Last Night Of The Earth Poems

    $17.99

    Another fine collection of Bukowski's poetry. Learn More
  25. The People Look Like Flowers At Last

    The People Look Like Flowers At Last

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    The fifth and final collection of poems from one of America's best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose. Learn More

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