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Author: Diane di Prima
ISBN13: 978-0140235395
Title: Memoirs of a Beatnik
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Language: English
Category: Arts and Literature
Publisher: Penguin Books; First Printing edition (August 1, 1998)
Pages: 208

Memoirs of a Beatnik by Diane di Prima

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Memoirs Of A Beatnik (1998). But I have this year dedicated myself to reading 30 books. A lofty goal, you say? Perhaps, but one that I am anxious to accomplish. After completing two years of college and earning my Associate’s degree, I have now been out of school for two full years

Memoirs of a Beatnik book. She truly dangled her female figure over New York City and absorbed its creative, innovative vision Memoirs of a Beatnik by Diane di Prima was not what I expected it to be, it was far better. For some reason – classic hipster – I thought it would be reminiscent of Jack Kerouac or Allen Ginsburg. It was not. It was it’s own completely unique, beautiful voice, it was a thunderous epiphany of a female and passion, it was cacophonous melancholy and life, it was Diane di Prima.

Memoirs of a beatnik. Publication date 1988. Topics California College of Arts and Crafts. Publisher San Francisco : Last Gasp of San Francisco. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Diane di Prima (CCAC faculty). Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II. City San Francisco, Calif. Donor iscopubliclibrary. Extramarc Columbia University Libraries.

Only 19 left in stock (more on the way). Born in New York City in the 1930s, she currently lives in San Francisco, where she works as a writer and teacher. Her most recent books include Pieces of a Song: Selected Poems and Loba, Books I and II.

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Diane di Prima, William S. Burroughs, Anne Waldman, Allen Ginsberg. com User, June 12, 2010. Everything a beat junkie could ever want and then some. a recent article on diane diprima in the chicago tribune (4/19/2000) called di prima's "memoirs of a beatnik" - "a sort of insider's Beat exploitation book Di Prima wrote in 1968 for Maurice Girodias' Olympia Press in Paris because she needed money badly-and quickly.

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Are you sure you want to remove Memoirs of a Beatnik from your list? About the Book. Filled with anecdotes about her adventures in New York City, Diane di Prima's memoir shows her learning to "raise her rebellion into art," and making her way toward literary success.

Feminist Beat poet Diane di Prima was born in Brooklyn, New York. She attended Swarthmore College for two years before moving to Greenwich Village in Manhattan and becoming a writer in the emerging Beat movement. There, she developed friendships with poets Amiri Baraka, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Frank O'Hara, and Audre Lorde. After joining Timothy Leary's intentional community in upstate New York, she moved to San Francisco in 1968. She is also the author of the short story collection Dinners and Nightmares (1960), the l Memoirs of a Beatnik (1968), and the memoir Recollections of My Life as a Woman: The New York Years (2001).

Long regarded as an underground classic for its gritty and unabashedly erotic portrayal of the Beat years, Memoirs of a Beatnik is a moving account of a powerful woman artist coming of age sensually and intellectually in a movement dominated by a small confederacy of men, many of whom she lived with and loved. Filled with anecdotes about her adventures in New York City, Diane di Prima's memoir shows her learning to "raise her rebellion into art," and making her way toward literary success. Memoirs of a Beatnik offers a fascinating narrative about the courage and triumphs of the imagination.
Reviews: 7
So its porno. Whatever. That's why I read it. The background of 50's New York is well written. Her description using all the senses isn't obnoxiously verbose like some boring wordsmiths. Maybe the pornography was added for marketing, I don't know. But it went well with her squalid living, listening to good music, eating and drinking, and hanging with her interesting misfit coterie. Even though this is a fictional memoir, I just know her real youth makes my teenage years in high school seem dull.
What a wonderful, freeing narrative of a young woman living without the usual inhibitions we carry.
Not a word about a career path, nothing about keeping up with anything, except literature.
I hope not too much of this was fiction and that she really lived this way. It shows us the potential of what we can be. Sex at it's most passionate and raw, and sensual. And love too, her willingness to follow her heart, even when it was to desire a skinny dirty anxious junkie on a dirty floor. Even when he broke her heart she went on loving. Recommended to all and should be required reading in high school. Thank you Diane.
When I ordered this book I expected it to be nothing more than a slightly cleaned up recital of the beat life. My uncles told me how it was growing up about this time. They didn't tell me about this aspect of the beat life. At first I thought, this book is mere porno until I realized that this was just one facet of the beat life. An aspect that every generation has to deal with. No different, no better or no worse in learning on the run. A good book, if one to keep away from the kiddies.
Reread this after 20 years and love it even more!
Everything a beat junkie could ever want and then some. Sometimes you are or you aren't. You do or you don't. Why not? Because f-ing why not?
I liked it. A good read over all. If you are easily offended then this is not for you. Or maybe it is? If you think morality belongs in the editing room then again this is especially written for you.
If you've come here looking for answers go find you're own.
Listen, if you're looking for a historic autobiography, this isn't the book. I read Carolyn Cassady's "Off the Road" and was expecting something like that. DiPrima is an incredible writer, and provides what might be a significant historical snapshot of sexual revolution, but it's in a completely different vein. She'd make "Penthouse letters" blush with this stuff. An awesome read. I read the whole thing in one sitting. Do not read in public. You'll feel like everyone is staring at you.
This is low grade pornography. Nothing at all like the people I remember from those days.

You might try " Minor Characters" by Joyce Johnson for something closer to reality.
Really disappointing. I was interested the life of Diane Di Prima --not her sex life. It was so boring. How could an interesting poet like her think being sexually free and telling about her multiple sexual affairs make her a beatnik or that it would be interesting. She doesn't even tell us much about the times or meeting Ginsberg and Kerouac except having sex altogether with them--so boring I couldn't believe it. I don't object to pornography but it's not even good pornography. Though it is seldom mentioned the beatnik generation made an impact on the structure of modern American society and the present day owes a debt to the early beatniks. Beatniks were not just laid-back, poetry reading, bearded men, dressed in black, they were often highly educated and their artistic rebellion calculated. Both Kerouac and Ginsberg altered the way young people thought and after the publication of Kerouac’s book On the Road and Ginsberg’s Howl, the notion of what was acceptable in literature was broadened, experimentation became acceptable and modern poetry underwent a relaxation of structure and style, allowing writers to express themselves in freer mode. Diane Di Prima was part of that and that is what is interesting about her and why her memoir would be interesting not this awful book