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Beat Poetry [Kindle Edition]

Larry Beckett

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Book Description

This is the poetry of the San Francisco Renaissance of the 50s, reconsidered as literature: Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s lyrical cityscapes, Jack Kerouac’s blues and haikus, Allen Ginsberg’s saxophone prophecies, Gregory Corso’s obsessive odes, John Wieners’ true confessions, Michael McClure’s physical hymns, Philip Lamantia’s surreal passions, Gary Snyder’s work songs, Philip Whalen’s loose sutras, Lew Welch’s hermit visions, David Meltzer’s improvisations and discoveries, and Bob Kaufman’s jazz meditations.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 775 KB
  • Print Length: 155 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0956952534
  • Publisher: Beatdom Books (22 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009V8HKHS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #99,647 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Having Known Larry Beckett, this book is a treat! 28 May 2013
By Ken - Published on
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I knew Larry Beckett, and his sister Carolyn, at Loara High School in Anaheim, CA in the mid-60's. Larry was a school leader, a poet, and a lot of fun. He always wore the same interesting pull-over sweater. He collaborated in a band called "The Bohemians" with Tim Buckley and Jim Fielder. Larry and Tim wrote the music, and Jim was just an all-around great musician who would go on, after their 1965 graduation, to work with Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Buffalo Springfield, be the founding basist for Blood, Sweat & Tears, and work for decades on the road with Neil Sedaka. Tim would go on to become a major force in folk music, and today his work would probably be called "Fusion".

As the title, "Beat Poetry", suggests, this book contains works that would be perfectly suited to a coffee house, accompanied by bongos played by Jack Lemon (BELL BOOK AND CANDLE). One of Larry's best known works is "Morning Glory" which is included as a song on Blood, Sweat & Tear's first album, "Blood, Sweat & Tears: Child is Father to the Man"

This book, and the afore-mentioned album (12" Vinyl LP) from B,S & T will go in a Time Capsule at Loara High School in November, to be opened in 25 years. I hope they can play it then.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A critique, not a compilation 25 July 2015
By Rich - Published on
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Rather than a collection of beat poetry as the book description suggests, this is a literary analysis of the poetry. It sites passages and verses, but readers looking for a beat compilation will need to look elsewhere.
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