First published in 1956, Allen Ginsberg's Howl is a prophetic masterpiece—an epic raging against dehumanizing society that overcame censorship trials and obscenity charges to become one of the most widely read poems of the century.

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Naked Lunch

Since its original publication in Paris in 1959, Naked Lunch has become one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. Exerting its influence on the relationship of art and obscenity, it is one of the books that redefined not just literature but American culture.

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And the Hippos were boiled in their tanks

In the summer of 1944, a shocking murder rocked the fledgling Beats. William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, both still unknown, we inspired by the crime to collaborate on a novel, a hard-boiled tale of bohemian New York during World War II, full of drugs and art, obsession and brutality, with scenes and characters drawn from their own lives.

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The following are books by the famous beat poets from:

Allen Ginsberg

William S. Burroughs

Jack Kerouac



The links presented on each book are available for purchase from Amazon. I do not list the prices, amazon is in charge of their pricing. I am just listing them for your interest.