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. East Hill Farm

    East Hill Farm: Seasons with Allen Ginsberg

    $28.50

    “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
  3. The Haunted Life

    Haunted Life: and Other Writings

    $24.99

    1944 was a troubled and momentous year for Jack Kerouac. Learn More
  4. Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters

    Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters

    $20.00

    Perhaps one of the last great dual correspondences of the twentieth century, Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters reveals not only the process of creation of the two most celebrated members of the Beat Generation, but also the unfolding of a remarkable friendship of immense pathos and spiritual depth. Learn More
  5. The Continual Condition

    The Continual Condition: Poems

    $25.99

    A volume of never-before-collected poems from America's most imitated and influential poet. Learn More

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