Beat and Beyond...

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Naked Lunch : The Restored Text
1.  Naked Lunch : The Restored Text by James Grauerholz, Barry Miles, James Grauerholz, Barry Miles William S. Burroughs
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  "Still haven't quite figured everything out yet, but I'm on the way there...When it's not being disturbing it's sidesplittingly funny - just shows you what a work of genius this is."
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On the Road
2.  On the Road by Jack Kerouac
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  "Yeah, yeah, yeah - it's 'that' one again, but it cannot be understated just how goddam good and important this book actually is."
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Post Office: A Novel
3.  Post Office: A Novel by Charles Bukowski
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  "Working in dead end jobs and living on a diet of booze and sex. If you can't relate to this you're emotionally dead"
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Collected Poems, 1947-85 (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
4.  Collected Poems, 1947-85 (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) by Allen Ginsberg
The list author says:
  "Selected by Ginsberg himself from his own poetry, this is perhaps the most definitive collection available."
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A Coney Island of the Mind (New Directions Paperback No. 74)
5.  A Coney Island of the Mind (New Directions Paperback No. 74) by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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  "You can almost hear the jazz."
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Mountains and Rivers without End
6.  Mountains and Rivers without End by Gary Snyder
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  "Nature poetry normally bores me to death - but this is probably the most spiritual thing (and I mean in the truest sense of the word) I have ever read."
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
7.  Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
The list author says:
  "Not strictly 'Beat', but conforming to the notion that a man searching for the ultimate 'hit' travels away from society...Kerouac meets Burroughs, basically."
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Rumblefish (Puffin Teenage Books)
8.  Rumblefish (Puffin Teenage Books) by S.E. Hinton
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  "Again, not strictly 'Beat', but draws heavily upon the ideas of Kerouac, et al - throwing Camus in for good measure."
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Picador thirty)
9.  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Picador thirty) by Ken Kesey
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  "The film's only excellent because it had an excellent source of material to draw upon."
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Tropic of Cancer (Harperperennial Classics)
10.  Tropic of Cancer (Harperperennial Classics) by Henry Miller
The list author says:
  "He lit the torch, really - so I suppose it's only fair we put the old so and so in."
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