Memoirs of a beatnik

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Penguin, Aug 1, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 194 pages
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From one of the Beat movement's most accomplished writer's comes a witty, sexy autobiography and feminist epic poem. 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 in a movement dominated by a small confederacy of men, many of whom she lived with and loved.

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User Review  - Melissa D'andrea - Goodreads

This was boring and really lacked any sort of plot. Just focussed on the author's sex life and not much else. Would have been more readable if there was some wit or humour, but alas, lacked that, and much writing skill to boot. Read full review

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User Review  - Elisabeth blackwell - Goodreads

Good for a reality check on these women of this time through their eyes. A good book to have on your shelf for a go to or share Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Diane is a poet, essayist and writer.