The other day I wrote about viewing Neal Cassady’s infamous “lost” Joan Anderson letter at Christie’s Auction House.. Letters are a great way to get to know and understand the writers of the Beat Generation. The novelists and poets were prodigious letter writers. Here are ten books of collected letters by the poets and writers of the Beat Generation.
Jack Kerouac’s Dear Carolyn: Letters to Carolyn Cassady
William S. Burroughs’ and Allen Ginsberg’s The Yage Letters Redux
Allen Ginsberg and his father’s Family Business: Selected Letters between a Father and Son