Posts Tagged: the beats

Vincent Toro: Challenging Whiteness and Refusing to Be Colonized

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Poet Vincent Toro on his debut collection, Stereo.Island.Mosaic, his writing process, and searching for identity. ...more

Conversations with Literary Ex-Cons: Jack Gantos

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Jack Gantos discusses the sense of “delusional invincibility” he had in 1970s New York that led him to prison—and then on to a career as an award-winning children’s book author. ...more

Beat-Era Collection Up for Auction in San Francisco

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If you’re a fan of the Beats, you’ll want to check out the hundreds of books and other objects up for auction in San Francisco this Thursday.

Featured items include a copy of On the Road signed by Neal Cassady (“the model for the Dean Moriarty character”) and a first-edition hardcover copy of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test autographed by its author Tom Wolfe and forty-five other ’60s counterculture luminaries.

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If The Beats Had The Internet

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Burroughs once told an interviewer that it’s “time to look beyond this rundown radioactive cop-ridden planet.”  One suspects he would have both loved the newest technology and been profoundly disappointed with the limited and unimaginative ways it’s being used.

Richard Escrow ponders the impact of the internet on Beatnik culture over at Three Quarks Daily.

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