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Naked Lunch

Naked Lunch - William S. Burroughs First U. Edition, Mistakenly titled 'The Naked Lunch'

On the SA summer reading list...great book!

Catcher in the Rye is one of my all time favorite books. Holden Caulfield has to be one of the most interesting literary characters ever written.

Time is a big deal in On the Road. As it ticks away, characters feel an impending sense of franticness, a fear of death, and a need to move and beat time. "Knowing time" is tied up in the word "beat," in the sense of music and keeping the time with a beat. It becomes a godly thing to "know time," and Dean pursues it as his highest goal

September 5 – Viking Press publishes On the Road by Jack Kerouac.

The first book I read about the Holocaust. SO SAD!

Number the star, by Lois Lowry - J/LOW In during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.

Q by Luther Blissett

Q by Luther Blissett This amazing novel, written by a collective of Italian anarchists, uses language, plot and a pan-European setting to dazzling effect

Joan Vollmer, member of the Beat Generation,  shot and killed by William S. Burroughs in a supposed William Tell-esque accident. You'll find many pictures of Burroughs doing his whole "off-beat grandpa on crack"bit, but few of her.

Edie Kerouac Parker - Grosse Pointe Native and beat writer The Women Behind the Beat Writers « Jennifer Berube Clique na foto para garantir livros da Beat Generation.

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn.  One of those books I just have to reread every decade. Weird but amazing.

Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out--with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes--to breed their own exhibit of human oddities

A Train in Winter ~was on my to read list.  Historical non-fiction about women in the underground during WWII in war-ravaged Europe.

A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France by Caroline Moorehead (Bilbary Town Library: Good for Readers, Good for Libraries)

Dream Visions and Other Poems (Norton Critical Editions)

Dream Visions and Other Poems (Norton Critical Editions)

Dream Visions and Other Poems (Norton Critical Editions) Dream Visions and Other Poems

Cover of a French edition of Histoire d'O (The Story of O) by Pauline Reage.  An author ahead of her time.

The Story of O by Pauline Reage. A female take on de Sade, written under a pen name by respected French journalist and translator Anne Desclos, in which extreme masochism provides the ultimate in sexual passion and freedom for a willing slave.