Category Archives: Burroughs

The Invention of Mid-Century Cool

“Between 1951, when Barney Rosset purchased it for $3000, and 1970, Grove Press became a veritable communications center for the counterculture, defined in many ways by the visual sensibility of legendary cover designer Roy Kuhlman. Rosset shared Kuhlman’s aesthetic taste—which … Continue reading

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#6: Call Me Burroughs LP

“#6 – Call Me Burroughs LP – The English Bookshop (1965). An Installment in Jed Birmingham’s series of the The Top 23 Most Interesting Burroughs Collectibles. Your finger runs along a series of spines searching for a hot track. Ah, … Continue reading

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Here It Is! Alice B. Toklas’s Recipe for Hash Brownies

“Yesterday, I published a list of unusual literary cookbooks—and in doing so was reminded of perhaps the most notorious recipe ever included in such a volume: ‘Haschich Fudge,’ printed in The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book in 1954. Since this … Continue reading

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Nomad (1959-1962)

“Nomad was an avant garde literary magazine that Anthony Linick and Donald Factor (the son of Max Factor, Jr.,) edited and published in Los Angeles between 1959 and 1962. The first issue came out in the winter of 1959. Linick … Continue reading

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A Secret Location on the Lower East Side

“A library is a living organism. I consider my book collection a beneficial and benevolent version of the Burroughsian virus. The books on my shelves are fluid, mutating, multiplying. After close to twenty years of intense collecting, it has become … Continue reading

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Beat Hotel

“The Beat Hotel was a small, run-down hotel of 42 rooms at 9 Rue Gît-le-Cœur in the Latin Quarter of Paris, notable chiefly as a residence for members of the Beat poetry movement of the mid-20th century. It was a ‘class … Continue reading

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The Jack Kerouac Collection

“This triple-disc box set is centered on the reissue and restoration of Jack Kerouac‘s three long-players: Poetry for the Beat Generation (1959), Blues and Haikus (1959), as well as Readings by Jack Kerouac on the Beat Generation(1960). The Jack Kerouac … Continue reading

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