BEAT: Photographs of the Beat Era by Christopher Felver - Published by Last Gasp: "there has never before been a book filled with this many photographs of equal Beat Era personalities -- the most comprehensive photography collection of the people, players, and friends of the Beat era in American literature. Includes photos of: Kathy Acker, David Amram, Karel Appel, Al Aronowitz, John Ashbery, Amiri Baraka, Ted Berrigan, Richard Brautigan, James Broughton, Joan Brown, Charles Bukowski, William S. Burroughs, John Cage, Ernesto Cardenal, Carolyn Cassady, Don Cherry, Francisco Clemente, Andrei Codrescu, Gregory Corso, The Dalai Lama, Elaine de Kooning, Willem de Kooning, Diane di Prima, Robert Duncan, Lawrence Durrell, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Karen Finley, The Fugs, and many more."
R. Crumb's heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country compiled by the well-known and controversial illustrator Robert Crumb. Biographies of musicians together with a full-color original illustration by the cartoonist. A characteristically idiosyncratic tribute by an underground icon to the musical innovators who helped inspire him, it is packaged with a 21 track CD.
Both available from the Great City Lights Bookstore: