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Thanks for the links, Dave. They're much appreciated. Yes, you printed some great stuff in KC by some great contributors over the years including things by some of the beats themselves: Ginsberg, Holmes, Landesman et al, not to mention JK himself. Your other regular contributors were always great too: Jim Burns, Dave Cunliffe ( his British Beat history series was great and always much anticipated! ), George Dowden, and Dave Moore too! Yr 'letters ' section was always a great forum.
I noticed Joe Torra regularly contributed. He's a Boston writer who has done some great work over the years. His LIFT magazine was great! His Stephen Jonas issue 10 & 11 has since become collectible. I don't know Roger Brunelle, but have participated in his Kerouac Walks around Lowell a couple of times. A great guy and a local treasure trove of Lowell/Kerouac lore.

Yr recent work on the Duluoz Legend in the Kerouac Companion is much appreciated. Thanks for being a member of the LT Beat Lit group too. And, yes, we seem to have more than a few books in common.

All best,
John
Likewise, Dave. And I still have some of the old KC numbers kicking around somewhere. I'll have to dig them out. As I remember it was a neat little mag that I enjoyed. I may have first come across it at one of the Kerouac Conferences in Lowell back in the Eighties. ( Was it that long ago? ) I think I originally came across Kevin Ring's, Beat Scene, mag at one of the Lowell conferences as well, but never subscribed to it. Did you ever make it to any of the Lowell Celebrates Kerouac conferences back in the day, or did you perhaps know someone in Boston or Lowell who displayed and hawked the mag for you at the Small Press Book Fair tables at the conferences? Those conferences were great back then. Everybody was there at one time or another. They still have them annually in Lowell, but it's not the same anymore, athough last fall I caught the grand opening of Kerouac's play, The Beat Generation, at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre.

All best,
John
Was it the Kerouac Connection, Dave? If so, yes, I believe I did once subscribe to it for awhile. If not, I don't think so, as I don't remember ever subscribing to any other mag that had his name in the title. Let me know.
hey pitoucat
some time ago you left a very kind review on amazon of 'promise' by mark crompton
for resons to dull to recount, the sequels weren't published (distribution snafu)
but I've just, if you're the least interested, just put up the first two - promise & 1 other - up on amazon kindle
if you want to take a look
http://tinyurl.com/3lybdhb
and either way, thanks for the kind words
Pitoucat ahoy! I had a look at beatbookcovers.com yesterday - love it!
Hi Dave,

I set aside Dunces after just a few pages...not for lack of interest. I was distracted by The $100 Misunderstanding, so funny, I hadn't read it since the '60s, and as soon as I picked it up, I was hooked again. It's hilarious (and dead-on accurate). Then, the holidays happened. My household was disrupted, but I resolved to pick up Dunces after 1 Jan.

I'm finding this Library Thing rather fun to while away some time. We'll see if I get serious and start posting my shelves in toto. Oops, not in Kansas anymore. Just to rub it in...that Muddy Waters Aristocrat 78 is one of the jewels in my collection. It was given to me in a large box of "crap" that a friend no longer wanted.

Denny

Moonlight

As a pale phantom with a lamp
Ascends some ruin's haunted stair,
So glides the moon along the damp
Mysterious chambers of the air.

Now hidden in cloud, and now revealed,
As if this phantom, full of pain,
Were by the crumbling walls concealed,
And at the windows seen again.

Until at last, serene and proud
In all the splendor of her light,
She walks the terraces of cloud,
Supreme as Empress of the Night.

I look, but recognize no more
Objects familiar to my view;
The very pathway to my door
Is an enchanted avenue.

All things are changed. One mass of shade,
The elm-trees drop their curtains down;
By palace, park, and colonnade
I walk as in a foreign town.

The very ground beneath my feet
Is clothed with a diviner air;
While marble paves the silent street
And glimmers in the empty square.

Illusion! Underneath there lies
The common life of every day;
Only the spirit glorifies
With its own tints the sober gray.

In vain we look, in vain uplift
Our eyes to heaven, if we are blind;
We see but what we have the gift
Of seeing; what we bring we find.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Noticed you liked Clockwork Orange, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my book since it's also about a group of violent kids (and also a bit dark). I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm out of physical copies at the moment). Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary (and a sample chapter) in case you'd like to read more about the book before you commit:

http://christophertusa.com/

Thanks,

Chris
RE: Cassidy's Girl

I'm happy to scan this cover for your Goodis site, which is great btw. What resolution would you like? Busy week with students returning, might take me a bit to get to it.

--Dave
Dear Dave:

Yes, I've been emailing furiously with Guido about it. I didn't know or remember that I sent you the dub, and you sent it to PWB. However, Bussard sent me an acetate with it on it, which was what I must have used, since he's got the only copy
Dear Dave:

Yes, I've been emailing furiously with Guido about it. I didn't know or remember that I sent you the dub, and you sent it to PWB. However, Bussard sent me an acetate with it on it, which was what I must have used, since he's got the only copy
Dear Dave:

Yes, I've been emailing furiously with Guido about it. I didn't know or remember that I sent you the dub, and you sent it to PWB. However, Bussard sent me an acetate with it on it, which was what I must have used, since he's got the only copy
Dear Dave:

Yes, I've been emailing furiously with Guido about it. I didn't know or remember that I sent you the dub, and you sent it to PWB. However, Bussard sent me an acetate with it on it, which was what I must have used, since he's got the only copy
Dear Dave:

Yes, I've been emailing furiously with Guido about it. I didn't know or remember that I sent you the dub, and you sent it to PWB. However, Bussard sent me an acetate with it on it, which was what I must have used, since he's got the only copy
Dear Dave:

I don't know if the last comment was sent, as there was some trouble with the connection. Do you have the CD Hotwalker by Tom Russell? If not, I'll send you a dub.
Best wishes, Roger
i love the page. i've loved it since I first discovered it, years ago.
i just started using it to upload pictures for librarything. i'm moving pretty slow at that. eventually, i'll probably scan what isn't represented on your page. then, i'll send along those pictures to you. sometimes, it's hard to look at your site. It's like being a dirty impoverished hungry child in a candy store. i can't touch or buy. but god knows, i know what that's like. hope all is well, brother.
Hey, thanks! I love that page and had no idea it was yours. Congratulations on the most complete W.S.B. cover gallery ever. I've often wondered who put that together. Now that I know it's updated regularly I'll visit it more often. Also, I'll let you know whenever I finish editing The Road To Interzone. I picked it up again after the beginning of the year. I've been away from it for four years. I feel like it's complete but it needs some work. I'll keep you updated. Thanks for writing. All the best, -Michael.
Hey Dave:

Of course I remember. Sorry it's taken me so long to reply, but I've not been on this site in a while & just now found your email.

How's everything going with you?

All best,
Jeff
Yes, I did indeed have a piece about Goodis in Crimetime!
Oh, duh. Got all wrapped up about Bodenheim and I forgot to mention why I added you to my "interesting libraries" list. With the several shared interests I will be browsing among the authors you list with whom I am not familiar. Feel sure I'm likely to find some more gems.

cheers.
Hi- I added you to my list of "interesting libraries" because of our several shared interests such as Fante, Bodenheim, and Chester Himes. Of course there is Bukowski, but he seems so popular on here that I've stopped using his writing as a barometer of common interests. Seems Bodenheim is hard to come by these days. I don't know of any reissues of his books and the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s books have gotten harder to find. I have one or two more not yet listed, including one of his poetry, which he regarded much higher than his prose. I agree. For me, his poetry contains some of the best verse I've read in English. His prose presents interesting slices of Americana.
Hi!
I had to investigate the title "Bukowski's book"....I couldn't find it on my shelf, it seems like I added it together with some Bukowski titles frpm someone else's library and it was a mistake, I probably confused it with the other Jim Burns title I have. Anyway, I deleted it from my library but now I can't find it at all in the total database....interesting.
Anyway, I don't have that book - wish I had...sounds interesting...:-). I wonder if there is a book with that title? I must have added it from somewhere. You know Burns? Maybe you should ask Burns to write it..?
Let's keep in contact
Best wishes
---H
Hi!
Good to hear from you, I've been browsing your
interesting library as well...!
I will check out that Burns title and I'll be back.
Until later
---Henry
halloween eve,

i forgot my username
or my password.
so, here i am
under a new handle.

been surfing the reviews
of your library books.
one can drown
here.

san
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