The Beat Hotel: Ginsberg, Burroughs, and Corso in Paris, 1958-1963

By: Miles, Barry

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1st edition, ~Good. Good DJ. Hardcover. Signed by previous owner, 'First Edition' circled in pen on copyright page. Light bumping and rubbing to edges and corners. Light to moderate shelf wear to boards/DJ; satisfaction guaranteed. Called "a vivid picture of literary life along the Left Bank in the late 1950s and early 1960s . . . [and] fun reading" by Library Journal, The Beat Hotel is a delightful chronicle of a remarkable moment in American literary history. From the Howl obscenity trial to the invention of the cut-up technique, Barry Miles's extraordinary narrative chronicles the feast of ideas that was Paris, where the Beats took awestruck audiences with Duchamp and Celine, and where some of their most important work came to fruition -- Ginsberg's "Kaddish" and "To Aunt Rose"; Corso's The Happy Birthday of Death; and Burroughs's Naked Lunch. Based on firsthand accounts from diaries, letters, and many original interviews, The Beat Hotel is an intimate look at a place that, the San Francisco Chronicle has written, "gave the spirit of Dean Moriarty and the genius of Genet and Duchamp a place to dream together of new worlds over a glass of vin ordinaire".


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Called "a vivid picture of literary life along the Left Bank in the late 1950s and early 1960s . . . and] fun reading" by Library Journal, The Beat Hotel is a delightful chronicle of a remarkable moment in American literary history. From the Howl obscenity trial to the invention of the cut-up technique, Barry Miles's extraordinary narrative chronicles the feast of ideas that was Paris, where the Beats took awestruck audiences with Duchamp and Celine, and where some of their most important work came to fruition -- Ginsberg's "Kaddish" and "To Aunt Rose"; Corso's The Happy Birthday of Death; and Burroughs's Naked Lunch. Based on firsthand accounts from diaries, letters, and many original interviews, The Beat Hotel is an intimate look at a place that, the San Francisco Chronicle has written, "gave the spirit of Dean Moriarty and the genius of Genet and Duchamp a place to dream together of new worlds over a glass of vin ordinaire".

Title: The Beat Hotel: Ginsberg, Burroughs, and Corso in Paris, 1958-1963

Author Name: Miles, Barry

Categories: Beat Generation,

Publisher: Grove Pr: 2000-06-01

ISBN Number: 080211668X

ISBN Number 13: 9780802116680

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SKU1011735