Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 305
March 3, 2017
Hot news from Real Gone Music – reissues of two essential Beat albums (limited editions in vinyl) – Allen’s classic 1966 recording of Kaddish and the Jack Kerouac-Steve Allen‘s recording Poetry For The Beat Generation, (Jack’s debut as a recording artist). Both are officially due out April 7, but pre-ordering will be[…]
The Unknown Kerouac
October 2, 2016
Just out from Library of America – The Unknown Kerouac – edited by Todd Tietchen (with several texts newly translated from the French by Jean-Christophe Cloutier)  The publishers write:    “Edited and published with unprecedented access to the  (Jack) Kerouac archives, The Unknown Kerouac presents two lost novels, The Night Is My Woman[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 170
March 28, 2014
 William Burroughs Centennial – We’ll begin with the above, a short biographical documentary put together by the Los Angeles Review of Books, featuring Burroughs’ biographer, Barry Miles – “William S. Burroughs – 100 Years“. James Parker, in The Atlantic, on Burroughs (and […]
Fidel Castro’s Birthday
August 13, 2011
Fidel Castro was born August 13, 1926. That makes him 85 years old today The Beat Generation’s particular involvement in Cuba, and in the Cuban Revolution, has been comprehensively explored by Todd Tietchen in his 2010 book, The Cubalogues – Beat Writers in Revolutionary Havana. From the publisher’s description:[…]