Friday, February 20, 2015

New book about Gregory Corso

Rick Schober recently finished compiling and editing his first book, The Whole Shot: Collected Interviews with Gregory Corso, and has set up a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds to defray some of the costs associated with self-publishing it. The book is a collection of 13 interviews with Corso conducted between 1955 and 1982. Dick Brukenfeld, publisher of Corso's The Vestal Lady on Brattle and Other Poems (1955), wrote the introduction, which has some great anecdotes about Corso's early days in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and as a "stowaway" on the Harvard University campus.

Corso is an important figure in the Beat world and I think this is definitely a worthwhile endeavor. Please consider supporting it!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"You and America, like the tree and the ground, are one the same..."

Elegiac Feelings American

For the dear memory of John Kerouac

Makes me weep

I'm immortalized

Richard Marsh