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Among the information freshly disseminated above, forthcoming autumn publications including Iron Curtain Journals: January-May 1965 edited by Michael Schumacher, tracking Allen’s most turbulent six months, his expulsion from Cuba, travels to Russia, Poland, Warsaw Ghetto, to Prague where he’s expelled by Czech police immediately after his May King crowning, only to land in London to meet the Beatles, film with Bob Dylan and host the The International Poetry Incarnation at the Royal Albert Hall. We can’t wait for this one.
“Bob Dylan, The Beat Generation and Allen Ginsberg’s America” – The New Yorker has printed an excerpt from Sean Wilentz‘ forthcoming Bob Dylan in America, (Chapter 2, “Penetrating Aether: The Beat Generation and Allen Ginsberg’s America”) due out next month & published by Doubleday.
Sean’s father Eli, and uncle, Ted, ran the Eighth Street Bookshop on West 8th Street and MacDougal Street in New York City’s Greenwich Village, where Allen & Peter stayed briefly after returning from three years of travel around the world, which is also where Allen met Bob Dylan for the first time. Sean Wilentz … Read More