The Beat Book: Writings from the Beat Generation
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:3/9/1999 - Shambhala
By: Anne Waldman (Editor), Allen Ginsberg (Foreword)
Anne Waldman, a Beat poet, collects the best and most important writings of the Beat generation's literature. The book includes selections from "Mexico City Blues" by Jack Kerouac, "Naked Lunch", by William S. Burroughs, "Kaddish" by Allen Ginsberg, as well as writings by Gregory Corso, Peter Orlovsky, Diane Di Prima, Amiri Baraka, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Joanne Kyger, Philip Whalen, Michael McClure and Gary Snyder. The volume also contains short biographies of the contributors and a guide to 'Beat places' around the world.