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The Beat Hotel: Ginsberg, Burroughs & Corso in Paris, 1957-1963

ISBN13: 9780802138170
ISBN: 0802138179
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $14.0
Publisher: Grove Press
Published Date:
Pages: 304
Average Goodreads rating: 3.95/5 (488 ratings)

The Beat Hotel is a delightful chronicle of a remarkable moment in American literary history. From the Howl obscenity trial to the invention of the cut-up technique, Barry Miles's extraordinary narrative chronicles the feast of ideas that was Paris, where the Beats took awestruck audiences with Duchamp and Celine, and where some of their most important work came to fruition--Ginsberg's "Kaddish" and "To Aunt Rose"; Corso's The Happy Birthday of Death; and Burroughs's Naked Lunch. Based on firsthand accounts from diaries, letters, and many original interviews, The Beat Hotel is an intimate look at an era of spirit, dreams, and genius.