The Beat Hotel has been closed for nearly forty years. But for a brief periodfrom just after the publication of Howl in 1957 until the building was sold in 1963it was home to Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Brion Gysin, Peter Orlovsky, Harold Norse, and a host of other luminaries of the Beat Generation. Now, Barry Milesacclaimed author of many books on the Beats and a personal acquaintance of many of themvividly excavates this remarkable period and restores it to a historical picture that has, until now, been skewed in favor of the two coasts of America.
A cheap rooming house on the bohemian Left Bank, the hotel was inhabited mostly by writers and artists, and its communal atmosphere spurred the Beats to incredible heights of creativity. Its inhabitants followed the Howl obscenity trial, and they corresponded with Jack Kerouac as On the Road was taking off. There Ginsberg wrote Kaddish,” To Aunt Rose,” At Apollinaire
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