Beat Scene, Issue 14, undated [late 1991]










Burroughs and Cronenberg on the cover. Contains "William Burroughs... The Last Gleaming?" by Kevin Ring, pp.2-3, an article on the Cronenberg film adaption of Naked Lunch

Michael White contributes "The Death of Pan", a review of Apocalypse by William S. Burroughs and Keith Haring on page 3.

A two-page spread of stills from the film Naked Lunch is on pages 4-5.

A reproduction of the 1-page advertisement for "On The Road: The Jack Kerouac Conference" – held in Boulder July 23 through August 1, 1982 – is on page 38, noting Burroughs' active presence at the conference.

John Giorno contributes an entry at pages 40-41 for its support of the AIDS Treatment Project, with a photograph including Burroughs.

A reproduced press photo for the movie Naked Lunch – with David Cronenberg, William S. Burroughs, and Peter Weller – is at page 46.

Published in Binley Woods, England by Kevin Ring / Beat Scene Press in late 1991, likely.

This copy acquired directly from Kevin Ring.

Bibliographic Information:
  • Not in Shoaf
  • Not in Schottlaender (v4)
  • Raven 19910000BSCE.0.14
Contents:
  • Kevin Ring:
    • "First Words" (editorial)
    • "William Burroughs... The Last Gleaming" (on Cronenberg's film adaption of Naked Lunch)
    • "Life at the Movies" (on Jim Carroll)
    • "Beats & Co." (review)
    • "Richard Brautigan: Gone Troutfishing" (essay)
    • "The Shadow: Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Heart of Men? The Shadow Knows" (essay)
    • "Beat News Extra" (news)
    • "Charles Plymell: The Sixties and Psychic Cataclysms" (essay)
    • "Young Jack Kerouac" (essay)
    • review of Paul Theroux's Travelling the World
    • review of Ed Gary Pulsifer's Paul Bowles by His Friends
    • review of The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac, read by Allen Ginsberg
  • Michael White: "The Death of Pan" (review of Apocalypse by William S. Burroughs and Keith Haring)
  • First Independent Films Ltd.: Naked Lunch film stills
  • Robert Winson and Philip Whalen: "Philip Whalen... Enough Said?" (interview)
  • Colin Cooper:
    • review of Clinton Heylin's Dylan Behind the Shades: The Biography
    • review of James Joyce's Poems and Exiles
    • review of Clinton Heylin's Dylan Behind the Shades: The Biography
  • Daniel Barth: review of Keith Abbott's Downstream from Troutfishing in America: A Memoir of Richard Brautigan
  • Charles Bukowski:
    • "as you slow a few steps the mermaids look the other way" (poetry)
    • "please liberate yourselves as you promised to do" (poetry)
    • "outside the racetrack just before the 9th race" (poetry)
  • Todd Brendan Fahey: "Owl Farm Dilemma" (poetry)
  • Jack Kerouac: page reproduction from the draft of The Town and the City
  • John Giorno: "Giorno Poetry Systems... AIDS Treatment Project 1991." (fundraising)
  • Dave King:
    • review of Mary Pat Kelly's Martin Scorsese: A Journey
    • review of Lawrence Sutin's Divine Invasions: A Life of Philip K. Dick
    • review of John Coltrane's The Major Works of John Coltrane
    • review of John Bauldie's Wanted Man: In Search of Bob Dylan
  • Alessandro Ricco: review of the Serpent's Tail anthology Disorderly Conduct
  • Jim Burns:
    • "Waiting for Dizzy" (review of the book by Gene Lees)
    • review of Dave Cunliffe's Blackburn Brainswamp
    • "What's this Cat's Story?: Seymour Krim" (essay)
    • review of the Grateful Dead's Ken Nordine Devout Catalyst
  • Pauline Reeves:
    • review of Ed Rolf Vasellari's The Arthur Rimbaud Book
    • reviews of Granta, issues 37 and 38
    • review of Franz Kafka's The Transformation and Other Stories
  • Dawn Swoop: review of Anaïs Nin's Winter of Artifice
  • First Independent Films Limited: press photo for Naked Lunch (film)
  • Rick Peabody: review of Angry Women by Andrea Juno and V. Vale
Publishing Information:
  • Editor: Kevin Ring
  • Jazz Editor: Jim Burns
  • News: Pauline Reeves and Sophia Nitrate

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