Beat Literature

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On the Road

On the Road

by Jack Kerouac

Perhaps
the most famous and influential of the Beat novels, Jack Kerouac's On
the Road represents much of what
made the Beat and Counterculture movements so unique and important.
The plot concerning the road trips and adventures experienced by
Kerouac and his friends is well-known, as are the rumors and tall
tales of the books' production.


Kerouac
often claimed that the wrote On the Road
in a mere three weeks on a single 120-foot scroll of paper. Although
that scroll does indeed exist and is featured... Read more about this item
The Dharma Bums

The Dharma Bums

by Jack Kerouac

The Dharma Bums is a 1958 novel by Beat Generation author Jack Kerouac. The semi-fictional accounts in the novel are based upon events that occurred years after the events of On the Road. The main characters are the narrator Ray Smith, based on Kerouac, and Japhy Ryder, based on the poet, essayist Gary Snyder, who was instrumental in Kerouac's introduction to Buddhism in the mid-1950s.
Naked Lunch

Naked Lunch

by William Burroughs

Naked Lunch (sometimes referred to as The Naked Lunch) is a novel by William S. Burroughs originally published in 1959. The book was originally published with the title The Naked Lunch in Paris in 1959 by Olympia Press. An American edition by Grove Press followed soon after in 1962. The American edition was titled Naked Lunch and was substantially different from the Olympia Press edition, because it was based on an earlier 1958 manuscript in Allen Ginsberg's possession.
Howl and Other Poems

Howl and Other Poems

by Allen Ginsberg

"Howl" was originally written as a performance piece by a young, new poet, Allen Ginsberg.  When published by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti in 1956, Howl broke so many social taboos that copies were impounded as obscene, and  Ferlinghetti arrested. In 1957 the courts ruled that the poem was not obscene, and "Howl" went on to become the most popular poem of the Beat Generation.
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,dragging themselves through the negro... Read more about this item
Visions Of Cody

Visions Of Cody

by Jack Kerouac

Visions of Cody is a novel by Jack Kerouac, perhaps his most stylistically free and varied. It was written in 1951-1952, and though not published in its entirety until 1973, it had by then achieved an underground reputation. Since its first printing, Visions of Cody has been published with an introduction by Beat poet Allen Ginsberg titled "The Visions of the Great Rememberer.
The Subterraneans

The Subterraneans

by Jack Kerouac

The Subterraneans was generated out of the same ecstatic flash of inspiration that produced many of Kerouac's other works. This book centers on the tempestous relationship of Leo and Mardou, and it was written over the course of three days and three nights.
The Western Lands

The Western Lands

by William S Burroughs

William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)—guru of the Beat Generation, controversial éminence grise of the international avant-garde, dark prophet, and blackest of black humor satirists—had a range of influence rivaled by few post-World War II writers. His many books include Naked Lunch, Queer, Exterminator!, The Cat Inside, The Western Lands, and Interzone.
Tristessa

Tristessa

by Jack Kerouac

Tristessa is a novella by Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac set in Mexico City. It is based on his relationship with a Mexican prostitute (the title character). The woman's real name was Esperanza; Kerouac changed her name to Tristessa ("tristeza" means sadness in Spanish and Portuguese). This novel has been translated into Spanish by Jorge García-Robles, of Mexico City.
Book Of Dreams

Book Of Dreams

by Jack Kerouac

 Jack Kerouac's "private dream diary."
Scratching the Beat Surface

Scratching the Beat Surface

by Michael McClure

This insider's view of the Beat scene of the fifties and early sixties vividly marks the advancement of a new perception of art as "a living bio-alchemical organism" through essays by a poet and playwright who helped shape the movement.
Ghost Of Chance

Ghost Of Chance

by William S Burroughs

Riprap

Riprap

by Gary Snyder

Planet News

Planet News

by Allen Ginsberg

White Shroud

White Shroud

by Allen Ginsberg

The Ticket That Exploded

The Ticket That Exploded

by William Burroughs

Memory Babe

Memory Babe

by Gerald Nicosia

Exterminator!

Exterminator!

by William S Burroughs

Willard and His Bowling Trophies

Willard and His Bowling Trophies

by Richard Brautigan

Word Virus

Word Virus

by William S ; Silverberg, Ira; Grauerholz, James Burroughs

The Soft Machine

The Soft Machine

by William S Burroughs

Airplane Dreams

Airplane Dreams

by Allen Ginsberg

Pictures Of the Gone World

Pictures Of the Gone World

by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Cosmopolitan Greetings

Cosmopolitan Greetings

by Allen Ginsberg

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Beat Literature Books & Ephemera

Jaguar Skies

Jaguar Skies

by McClure, Michael

The Beard

The Beard

by McClure, Michael

Cities Of the Red Night

Cities Of the Red Night

by Burroughs, William

La Quatrieme Personne Du Singulier

La Quatrieme Personne Du Singulier

by Ferlinghetti, Lawrence; Translated From English By Jacqueline Bernard

September Blackberries

September Blackberries

by McClure, Michael

America

America

by Sanders, Edward

Evergreen Review

Evergreen Review

by Rosset, Barney