Don't Hesitate: Knowing Allen Ginsberg '72-'97

Marc Olmsted’s memoir of knowing Allen Ginsberg paints an intimate portrait of America’s greatest mid-20th century poet.

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Under These Stars

Tony R. Rodriguez’s novel sees an alcoholic young female writer take to the road in a modern retelling of Kerouac’s classic.

 

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Wood Splinters

Wood Splinters is the debut novella from Brown University student Cia Mathew.

 

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Beatdom #14

Beatdom #14 is the movie issue, in which our writers discuss the various cinematic interpretations of the Beat Generation.

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The Third Kind of Horse

Michelle Auerbach’s beautifully touching novel describes the life of a lovelorn lesbian working the emergency phone lines during the early days of the AIDS crisis.

 

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Beatdom #13

Beatdom #13 is the drinking issue. The Beats were no strangers to alcohol, but rather than dwell on the already tired subject of Jack Kerouac’s alcohol abuse, we have chosen to focus on other Beats, including William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, who are more famous for their use of illegal substances.

 

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Scientologist! William S. Burroughs and the 'Weird Cult'

In books about the life and work of William S. Burroughs, Scientology is understandably overlooked. Yet David S. Wills has uncovered evidence that the cult inspired Burroughs’ most important literary works.

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The Sane Asylum

Allison Whittenberg’s novel sees a soldier take on his greatest fight – the fight for his sanity. This war is not fought on faraway lands, but right on his own doorstep.

 

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Beat Poetry

In the first ever textbook devoted to the poetry of the Beat Generation, Larry Beckett analyzes a range of poems from Kerouac, Ginsberg, and other Beat poets.

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The Dog Farm

In one of the most controversial books of recent years, Beatdom founder David S. Wills tells a tragic love story set on a desolate peninsula. 

 

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Zoning

Zoning is a traveling without moving, and the novel follows the exploits of Astral Boy and Skyrise kid.

 

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