Posts Tagged: the beats
For the Guardian, Lynette Lounsbury shares her adolescent experience reading the beat writers and coming to realize that there was little “space” for women in the beatnik world:
I read more Kerouac, The Dharma Bums my favourite, and then I read Cassady and Ginsberg and Burroughs.
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....more
“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....more