"This definitive compendium of original and classic writing, photographs and drawings will establish itself as a must-have for readers interested in the Beats and in the evolution of American culture." "The list of contributors is star-studded: from Ann Douglas to Joyce Johnson to Mikal Gilmore to Douglas Brinkley to Michael McClure to Johnny Depp to Patti Smith to Graham Parker to Lee Ranaldo to Richard Hell - the list goes on - the book is a who's who of writers and artists writing on a movement they belonged to, or that in some way inspired them."--BOOK JACKET.
"A Rolling Stone Press book"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 427-429) and index.
The Recorded Legacy of the Beats / James Austin
In the House of Language / Lee Ranaldo
The Beat Goes On / Graham Parker
The Washington Squares and Our Beat Quest / Lauren Agnelli
Kerouac, Ginsberg, the Beats' and Other Bastards Who Ruined My Life / Johnny Depp
Beat Generation in the Generation of Beats / Mark Kemp
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