Thursday, 30 June, 2022

Category: beat generation


I wanted to celebrate the books which I have in my William Burroughs collection so I found this site and hunted down all the covers of the books I actually own. Someone on a forum recently asked who rewired my Read more…


If you are into music, and I mean good music (fuck that relativistic bullshit about personal taste and all that) then you will find your way to Tom Waits. Actually if you watch a fair amount of films you may Read more…


It’s interesting, but from the title of the book and from the foreword by James Grauerholz I was led to expect something that was perhaps going to be more of an intimate, traditional style diary. As Burroughs states at one Read more…


You find the beats, you find Fante, you’re gonna find Bukowski. As a writer how can you not be drawn to him? It is arguable that he is one of the most influential out of any of that type of Read more…


I don’t know — I liked the film of Basketball Diaries but for some reason I do not associate the figure that comes across in those two great books with the impetuous, somewhat whiny, character that Di Caprio comes across Read more…


I think Alexander Trocchi came to me via John Fante whose Ask The Dust had just been reprinted by Rebel Inc. They had the moody black and white covers and were finally getting the treatment that they deserved after a Read more…


You read Herbert Huncke and there is something so genuine and unforced about him and his writing, even when he is playing with some idea that twists the text out of a straight shape. If I had to state a Read more…