I have had a very battered copy of a quite rare paperback book called “A Casebook on the Beat” It was printed in 1965 and I found my  tattered , although complete copy in a bookshop in Leeds that I often frequented as an art student in 1972.I had , of course read writers like Kerouac  and Ferlinghetti before I came across this shabby “beat-up” tome,  but this collection  gathered by Thomas Parkinson of the University of California  appeared to be a near perfect collection of  the beat culture as was possible. Since those times  ,over forty years ago , it has remained a shabby intern in my collection. I recently decided to have a go at giving it a hard back cover to replace it’s long-gone paper overcoat . .It will never be entirely beautiful but it will always be “beat”.WP_20140427_003



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