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On the New York Literary Establishment in the Fifties

“There’s no room for youth and vitality in New York. It is a city full of guilty academicians.”
–Gregory Corso

“Too big, too multiple, too jaded.” 35 more words

World Literature

Favorite Poem: Gregory Corso - "Writ on the Steps of Puerto Rican Harlem"

There’s a truth limits man
A truth prevents his going any farther
The world is changing
The world knows it’s changing
Heavy is the sorrow of the day… 214 more words


"I feel I want to be wise with white hair in a tall library in a deep chair by a fireplace."

“I feel I want to be wise with white hair in a tall library in a deep chair by a fireplace.”

Gregory Corso, Italian, American, poet


On 'Seeing and Noticing': William S. Burroughs, The Beat Hotel and 'Taking The Colour Walk' Through The Streets of Paris

In a dilapidated hotel famously dubbed The Beat Hotel by its colourfully eccentric inhabitants, a coalescence of some of the Beat generation’s most important protagonists came together under one roof to push forward the frontiers of literature, painting and psychic awareness. 277 more words


The Beat Hotel

A wonderfully atmospheric short documentary on legendary The Beat Hotel by Riccardo Cremon.


‘Power - For my angel poet-friend’: The Papers of Elaine Feinstein

Project Archivist Jane Speller writes:

Work has started on the papers of English writer, poet and translator, Elaine Feinstein. Funded by the Strachey Trust, the aim of the project is to catalogue and make available this important literary archive. 819 more words