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The BSA and Pace University Press have just published the fourth volume of the Journal of Beat Studies

Volume 4, 2016

Letter from the Editors

ESSAYS

"William S. Burroughs, Michael Serres, and the Word Parasite" by Micheal Sean Bolton

"The Beats and Independent Film: A Different Cast of Characters" by Jane Falk

"Allen Ginsberg's Ambivalent Whitman" by Anne Lovering-Rounds

"Gary Snyder, Counterculture, and National Identity" by John Whalen-Bridge

The Beat Interview: Rochelle Owens Interview by Amy Friedman

REVIEWS

Crowded by Beauty: The Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen by David Schneider and reviewed by Todd Giles

Elise Cowen: Poems and Fragments by Elise Cowen, edited by Tony Trigilio and reviewed by Maria Damon

Conversations with Ken Kesey edited by Scott F. Parker and reviewed by Michael Dittman

The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues, a History of Greenwich Village by John Strausbaugh and reviewed by Jack Ryan

Call Me Burroughs: A Life by Barry Miles and reviewed by Jennie Skerl

The Soft Machine: The Restored Text by William S. Burroughs, edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris; The Ticket That Exploded by William S. Burroughs, edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris; Nova Express by William S. Burroughs, edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris and reviewed by Katharine Streip

The Beat Index

Call for Proposals Essay Abstracts

Notes on Contributors