Wednesday, 16 May 2012


Jack Kerouac would have been 90 this year and is celebrated in the latest issue of Beat Scene with a host articles, mostly exclusive to the magazine. 

Editor Kevin Ring unravels the tangled history of Visions of Cody, as well as recounting a disastrous television appearance; Jim Burns separates the fact from fiction in Maggie Cassady; Olle Thornvall runs with the influence of Jack’s hometown of Lowell and how it shaped Doctor Sax; and there’s a small piece on the until recently lost first novel The Sea is My Brother.   

Kerouac apart, there’s a good look Charles Bukowski’s doddles (or “atomic scribblings” as Abel Debritto calls them) and the usual peak into the more obscure corners of the Beat universe plus the always excellent reviews section. 

64 pages on decent quality paper without a single advertisement and yours for the price of a pint.  For ordering details and more information visit Beat Scene   

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