Allen Ginsberg in the Guggenheim. Well, actually it’s the Alex Katz show, the retrospective, that opened last week at the Guggenheim, New York and featured a number of fragmented Allens.
Here’s a (not-in-the-show) un-fragmented Allen
And speaking of The Fall of America Tribute, the vinyl version of Volume 1 is now available, very much in stock. And it’s Bandcamp Friday, which means all proceeds go directly to the artist, (in our case, since it’s a benefit, they go to PEN and the all-important Headcount.org).
Head on over to our Ginsberg Bandcamp page for further details.
& continuing with Kerouac –
Brian Hassett writes us with info on his “Jack on Film” show presented at Lowell Celebrates Kerouac a few weeks back –
“”It has every portrayal ever of Kerouac on the big or small screen. With the shorter form examples (SNL, Quantum Leap, etc.), I show the entire clip. For the movies I pick a best-of scene or two.. The live-stream video isn’t the greatest [er.. something of an understatement!] due to last-minute technical difficulties. The first few minutes are missing, but everything from The Subterraneans to Beat Angel star Vincent Balestri Zooming in live to climax the show is there – and everything is time-coded in the description so viewers can jump to any show/movie.”
Kerouac in Holland. We noted a few weeks back the Dutch celebration, Jack Kerouac at 100 – The Beats in Ruigoord
Saturday week – Saturday Nov 12 – in San Francisco at The Beat Museum – Charles Shuttleworth will be presenting an evening celebrating the upcoming publication (pub date is November the 8th) of Desolation Peak – Selected Writings
& Monday week – Monday Nov 14, 6-7 (EST) – sign up here – The Library of America will be presenting a Kerouac Centennial event featuring editor Todd Tietchen and scholar-translator, Jean-Christophe Cloutier, authors of The Unknown Kerouac – Rare, Unpublished & Newly Translated Writings
Is the all-American Jack Kerouac best understood as an immigrant writer? Tietchen and Cloutier ponder this and participate in a lively discussion about Kerouac’s French-Canadian roots.
Actor Bill Heck reads selections from the writings.