The Beat Generation has captured the collective imagination of the entire American literary world since their emergence in the 1950s. Now, you can see it firsthand thorugh the eyes of someone who lived it, with Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg, compiled by Sarah Greenough and published by Prestel. It’s an intimate look at the close-knit community that birthed names in Ginsberg, Kerouac, Burroughs and Corso. Any American who considers themselves a writer, owes it to themselves to take a look at this book, and this exhbition, now on at the National Gallery of Art, until September 6th, 2010.
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