Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 392
November 16, 2018
Don’t Hide The Madness  – read David S Wills’ “Angry Young Men Become Nice Old Men’,  his review of the Ginsberg-Burroughs book on Beatdom – here Allen Ginsberg photographer, the UK-based  Far Out magazine. features[…]
Background to The French Revolution
November 15, 2018
Allen Ginsberg on the French Revolution (continued from yesterday) AG: So then on July 8th, nine days later, after the mercenaries had surrounded Paris and Versailles at the order of the king, the commons voted to tell the king to get rid of the soldiers –  to send them back where they[…]
The Three Estates (French Revolution)
November 14, 2018
AG:  The events covered by Blake’s “French Revolution” may be summarized briefly from history, according to Erdman.  The three estates – that is the king, the priests, and the commons – convened on[…]
William Blake’s Revolutionary Tradition
November 13, 2018
Ginsberg on William Blake continues AG:  Let’s see.  What else?  In his notebook of 1798, (in the) marginalia, there’s a portrait-like drawing of a face of Paine‘s and the note written “Well done, Paine.” He may have gone to the revolutionary[…]
Bob Rosenthal’s Straight Around Allen
November 10, 2018
  There have been a number of recent Beat books of late and our imprimatur of “essential reading” might seem a little easily dispensed and perfunctory – but no, not for this one, not so. This one is essential reading. Bob Rosenthal’s Straight Around Allen – On The Business of Being Allen[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 391
November 9, 2018
November 9th – Robert Frank‘s birthday, his 94th birthday We draw your attention to previous Robert Frank birthday postings here on the Allen Ginsberg Project –  here, here, here, here and here   Don’t Hide The Madness – the William[…]
Allen Ginsberg – Iron Curtain Journals
November 5, 2018
Publication day tomorrow (November 6) for Allen Ginsberg – Iron Curtain Journals – January-May 1965, edited by Michael Schumacher and published by the University of Minnesota Press – the first of three in a series of unpublished travel journals Anne Waldman: “”Iron Curtain Journals is a romp of complex encounters and intrigue:[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 390
November 2, 2018
November 2nd – it’s the anniversary of  the assasination of Pier Paolo Pasolini.  To read more about the extraordinary Pasolini and the brutal assassination – see here  Sunday November 4 at the Naropa Performing Arts Center a performance of the Lee Hyla (Kronos Quartet) setting of Howl by the Playground Ensemble  Here’s[…]
Halloween
October 31, 2018
“This living hand, now warm and capable Of earnest grasping, would, if it were cold And in the icy silence of the tomb, So haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights That thou wouldst wish thine own heart dry of blood So in my veins red life might stream again, And[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 389
October 26, 2018
Andy Clausen‘s  Beat –  A First-Hand Account of The Latter Days of The Beat Generation, long-awaited, finally appears from Autonomedia – Beat is, according to its jacket-blurb,  “an unfiltered chronicle of the wild escapades of those who made the living poetry that expressed the atomic age and beyond….Clausen’s eyewitness memoirs, stories, anecdotes[…]