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But for Harold I think it was the attempt to staunch a wound through the enacting of sex. Rarely, is there another person in his work. He was a short man, a Jewish man, a poor man; the odds were stacked against him. Yet there was a grandness in him. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Ralf discovered translations of Burroughs and some poetry by Ginsberg but none by other Beat writers.

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Additionally Ralf has included six pages of footnotes explaining some the poems cultural and biographical references. Harold was rightfully proud of the many languages in which his poetry had been translated, among them Spanish, Italian and French. Next year, they plan to publish translations of poems by San Francisco poet A. The Outlaw Bible of American Art is the final edition in a multi-volume series overseen by author Alan Kaufman, a good friend and admirer of Harold Norse.

Art Movement and other New York based artists before moving to the visual art of Beat writers. The photographs of Allen Ginsberg were exhibited several years ago at the National Gallery of Art and the paintings of Lawrence Ferlinghetti are familiar to anyone whose visited City Lights Bookstore.

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Following an accidental cutting of paper by Gysin, Burroughs and Norse joined in the experiment of cutting up text to create new forms of communication beyond the rational. The essay begins…. Yet little attention has been paid to the visual art created during this fertile time.

From Burroughs introduction…. The drawings of Harold Norse map a place. And anyone can go there who will make the necessary travel arrangements. Poetry is for everyone. Painting is for everyone. Harold Norse reached the place of his pictures by a special route which he is now prepared to reveal so that others can travel there. Hopefully future scholars will find interest in these dusty gems from a forgotten time of vibrant North American expatriate activity. It also exposes readers to regional movements such as the Cleveland based artists like D.

Levy and T. Collage by D. With the Becks, Morea joined in serving free food to the poor with Dorothy Day and the radical activists at the Catholic Worker, along with their protests against nuclear warfare. His sexually provocative writing differed from that of L. The work varies in format from sculpture, paintings, to stencils, collage and installation. Alan Kaufman is to be commended for publishing his own extensive curation.

Collage by Winston Smith. Collage by Steve Dalachinsky. Silkscreen poster by Jeff Kramm. In the architect Basil Champneys designed the striking gothic building, which took ten years to build and was opened to public readers on 1 January My impressions of the conference can be read at Beatdom.

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I asked him for some words about the exhibit. Norse and Nuttall corresponded in the s, displaying a warmth and camaraderie. The Rylands Library is open seven days a week and admission is free. This is a rare opportunity for travelers in England to purchase books by Harold Norse, yet another reason to not miss this incredible exhibition.

An attentive audience of nearly forty people gathered last Wednesday, July 6 to commemorate the th birthday of American Beat poet whose groundbreaking work forged a new voice for gay liberation, free of bigotry and hypocrisy. With wine available from the bar, this elegant room with professional light and sound equipment was a beautiful setting to recall and evaluate the life and work of the Bastard Angel from Brooklyn.

The first speaker was San Francisco based writer Kevin Killian whose friendship with Norse began in the early s. He spoke of how Harold was always keen on visiting with artists whom he had known from his earlier days, from Tennessee Williams to John Cage, who were passing through San Francisco to participate in one event or another. Thanks to all those who attended the presentation. Next up is a return to the Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice Beach where Harold lived for a couple of years following his return to America after fifteen years abroad.

In a previous post , I looked at some of his connections from that time including Anais Nin and Charles Bukowski. Last summer Beyond Baroque was the host of a reading for my release of the selected poem of Harold Norse. This time around the featured participants are Southern California based writers Thomas Livingston, S.

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Griffin and Michael C Ford. The event will be held on Saturday, July 23 from P. Venice Blvd. Members of Beyond Baroque are free. As this upcoming event he will share stories about The Living Theater, meeting William Burroughs at the Beat Hotel and his decades long friendship with Harold. Thomas was among the contributors to The End is the Beginning — my memorial collection of poetry for Harold. His loving remembrance concludes with this paragraph,. Harold introduced my to Burroughs and Gysin, McClure and Ginsberg and, of course, Bukowski before they had their falling out.

He enriched my life through our friendship, which was very often spiked with wine and laughter. Photo by Alexis Rhone Fancher. Griffin lives, loves and works in Los Angeles. He is the progenitor of Elsie The Poetry Bomb which he took on a five week tour of the United States in in an effort to foster civil disagreements. Lane Bruner, published on his own Rose of Sharon imprint. Beyond Baroque, Venice Beach, July 17, James was recently profiled in the award-winning documentary Big Joy. I first encountered the phenomenally talented Jason Jenn last summer in Los Angeles during my book tour for the selected poems of Harold Norse.

Homo-centric is a monthly reading series in Echo Park curated by Hank Henderson. During the busy preparations for next week, Jason and I had a chance to chat over email. What can those who attend the Norse Centennial events look forward to during your performance? Hopefully those familiar with Harold will see him in a compellingly fresh way and those unfamiliar will be turned on by how relevant, moving and provocative his poetry is.

It will be a somewhat unique interpretation that honors the Beat generation as a vocal performance tradition mixed in with my own contemporary queer spirit. I hope it encourages others to dive more into his work. You provided assistance and friendship to the elder gay artist and poet William Emboden who recently died. What did you gain from an intergenerational queer connection? Literally and figuratively. The value of intergenerational queer connection is infinite and worthy of further attention. William gave me insight into what he gained from his life experience; he was a bridge to other generations.

Through our discussions from typing up his handwritten poems, plays, and manuscripts, I learned so much about the queer cultural icons about whom he encountered, admired, and wrote. Writing kept him going day by day through his challenging decline, but he carried himself with such grace and cheer up until the last time I saw him. That was another big lesson. How do you choose these artists? What have you learned from them?

And oddly enough, in all cases, I never chose the artist — it happened rather serendipitously. Tony invited me to create a short performance piece for a book release and gallery opening of photographs by Stathis Orphanos called My Cavafy. Each poet has encouraged me to continue my own poetry. They become my teachers and I certainly draw upon them in my writing subconsciously, whether I want to or not.

How has that changed your perception of the neighborhood? Working with Stuart on the tour deepened my appreciation not only of West Hollywood, but how I look at queer history. When I found out the city was seeking artists to help create events for its 30 th Anniversary, I immediately thought about working with Stuart to complete tour. I imagined different performers stationed around the city in some wild period costumes delivering the history.

It was a bigger endeavor than either of us intended but ended up being so much fun that the city keeps asking us back to do it again. What place do you think queer rage and anger has in the current discussion about violence against the LGBTQ community? We need to really go there and share that rage in order to counteract and move beyond the horrors brought against us throughout history.

We have to stand up to, be strong, all while staying true to other aspects of our queerness like compassion, creativity, wisdom, vision, service, community — you name it, we contain multitudes. Anger has a valid, important place in the spectrum, but only in unison with the rest. You can be sure there will be some of the rage I feel right now about the world in the performance. My dear friend Robert Patrick Playwright is an enormous inspiration to many of us. He and I both have a knack for creating our own a cappella songs since neither of us can play an instrument. Ian MacKinnon is a mega-talent component of a fierce queer renaissance who shares queer history lessons in a wild and sexy way unlike anyone else.

You can find the greatest inspiration from any number of the regulars who perform at the monthly Planet Queer event Ian co-produces with Travis Wood. Flights of Angels: My Life with the Angels of Light is his memoir of that glittered encrusted period when gay liberation in San Francisco was a heady mixture of political, social and artistic movements. First, after being put in touch with novelist Christopher Isherwood, who liked my poems and invited me to visit him in Santa Monica, Gerard [Malanga] suggested I telephone a local Beat poet.

At fifty-six, Harold Norse was a stumpy ex-bodybuilder with a bad toupee and a huge chip on his shoulder about being overlooked. I loved his earthy New York humor and ballsy work. On September 18, , he organized what may be the first all-gay poetry reading at the Fellowship Church on Larkin Street. Against this yardstick, poets measured their importance. I found it ridiculous.

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For all its much-vaunted status as the coolest hotspot in the country, the San Francisco poetry worlds was sophomoric. Even so, I admired the poets, well known names like Jack Hirschman, Gregory Corso, and Diane di Prima as well as lesser-known luminaries such as Jack Micheline, a poet and painter whose bellicose, belligerent manner and crudely fashioned verse—rarely edited—belied an unusual sensitivity.

And in the background, Bob Kaufman wafted, a burned-out Beat star, like a disembodied ghoul of Goya. Jim first met Harold in the early s, resulting in a warm and supportive friendship between two gay poets from different generations. In fine form, it remains one of the premier recordings of Harold reading his work. This once in a lifetime line up is a fitting way to continue the centennial celebration of Harold Norse.

The event, which runs from PM, is free. Today it serves readers, writers, downtown employees, students, film lovers, chess players, and others. Speaking about the homocentric content of Burroughs and Ginsberg, she writes about their. This open confession of their feelings is one of the pivots of the movement, and no less vital to their influence on the rising counter-culture than marijuana reveries and restless literary experimentation. Of course this is exactly the kind of ignorant, oppressive attitude that Harold Norse sought to make extinct through his lifetime of confessional, open hearted gay poetry that follows the proud lineage of his Brooklyn forbearer Walt Whitman.

If the culture could not accept them, the fault lay in the culture. This is set to be a perfect evening to celebrate the th birthday of Beat poet Harold Norse, the Bastard Angel from Brooklyn. Author and Beat biographer Hilary Holladay has been doing her part to bring more attention to the poetry of Harold Norse. He lived in Paris in the late s and traveled widely.

Also, he saw how prejudice arose from baseless stereotypes whether it was blacks, queers, or Jews. For instance, Harold—muscular, hairy, butch—was never suspected of being queer. His swarthy complexion and upturned nose could have him pegged as anything from Italian to English to German. Last year Sloow Tapes began publishing broadsides with eye catching graphics on the front and poetry on the back of A5 size paper.

Norse was an outsider who quietly produced some startling and technically accomplished verse from the fringes of the US literary scene. I just received some copies of the broadside and it is a truly beautiful artifact. We had a unique friendship. With them went my access to the twin engines of urgency and action which had previously propelled me through fear and despair.

I pray for this. Elegy for St. Harold Norse in his room at the Beat Hotel. Cut Ups began as an accident when the painter Brion Gysin cut a matte for one of his pictures. The relationship between Norse and Gysin was complex. Despite a developing rivalry, the pair were friendly during their time at the Beat Hotel. Ian Sommerville, Montparnasse, Paris, Despite his icy, anti-social affect, Burroughs was in need of youthful male companionship, something which had been easier to find when living in Tangier.

A fascinating interview with Dr. Lees was recently posted at RealityStudio. Lees follows Burroughs into the rainforest and under the influence of yage ayahuasca gains insights that encourage him to pursue new lines of pharmacological research and explore new forms of science. Kathy Acker and William S. You can read the full program here. He also gave voice to homosexuality early on. He could sound in one poem like T. Winans, a poet and friend. He was also funny. He could hypnotize you with all these stories about the great writers he knew.

Long Live the Carnivorous Saint! Harold Norse, whose poetry earned both wide critical acclaim and a large, enduring popular following, died on Monday, June 8, , in San Francisco, just one month before his 93rd birthday. Norse, who lived in San Francisco for the last thirty five years, had a prolific, international literary career that spanned 70 years. Harold Norse as a student at Brooklyn College in Like Walt Whitman, Norse was a Brooklyn native.

He came of age during the Depression, an experience that significantly shaped his voice and endeared him to a varied audience of underdogs and the persecuted. Beginning in , he attended Brooklyn College, where he met and became the lover of Chester Kallman. In , when W. Auden and Christopher Isherwood gave their first reading in America, Norse and Kallman were in the front row winking flirtatiously at the famous writers.

During the s, Norse lived in Greenwich Village and was an active participant in both the gay and literary undergrounds. His close friends at the time included James Baldwin, who was a teenager when he met Norse in Abandoning his doctoral work in English in , Norse sailed to Italy, spending the next fifteen years traveling across Europe and North Africa. Living in Rome, Naples, and Florence, Norse immersed himself in the classical culture that had survived the two World Wars. Harold in Crete by Thanassis.

It was Norse who introduced Ian Sommerville to Burroughs as the group experimented with the cut-up method of writing. In , gravely ill from hepatitis, Norse repatriated to Venice, California where he was met by Bukowski and the young poet Neeli Cherkovski. In Norse moved to San Francisco, ultimately settling in the Albion Street cottage he would occupy for the next thirty years. It was nominated for a National Book Award. A National Poetry Association Award was bestowed upon him in The series was written by Bill Morgan who is best known as biographer and bibliographer for Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

In recent years Bill has brought some overdue attention to lesser celebrated participants in Beat literature. The Bastard Angel of Brooklyn pops up a number of times in the book with his own entries for Italy, France and Greece. When he left America in , Harold headed straight to Italy where he spent the next five years.

Following a brief stint dubbing American films into Italian, Harold survived on minimal stipends from benefactors that were supplemented by the occasional job teaching English. One can only imagine the lively conversations shared between these two visionary queer artists. Click to enlarge. After Italy, Harold traveled to Paris. It was there that painter Brion Gysin first discovered the Cut Up method. It remains the only book composed entirely at the hotel. For some years, David S. You can read it here. Unlike his contemporary Allen Ginsberg, Harold was more observer than participant in social movements.

Though he was politically enlightened, the distance created by his outsider status as an illegitimate child and queer imbued his work with a voice both empathetic and prescient. These topics are echoed in his critiques of racism, war, and animal abuse. For Harold, the sexual drive is connected to our animalistic origins, its expression growing from childhood, before repression by religious brainwashing.

William S. More than a passing interest, this key period in Burroughs literary development has, until now, been ignored by the majority of Burroughs scholarship. His latest post focuses appreciation on the Harold Norse Centennial and my work here at haroldnorse. Read the complete article here. Accessibility of information and material about Harold Norse on the Internet is crucial for introducing him to people who may not have heard of his work or unable to find his books at their local library.

There are still a couple weeks remaining for the online Harold Norse book sale at indiegogo. The folks at the Beat Museum have done it again. As previously mentioned , three Harold Norse Centennial events are happening in California during the month of July. All proceeds support the Harold Norse Centennial. Find out more about the book sale here. Though it only ran for three issues in the early s, Bastard Angel is remembered as an eclectic mix of writers and artists from the earlier generation of Beat writers to then up and coming authors.

Harold founded the magazine shortly after his arrival in San Francisco in The title Bastard Angel was something of an avatar for the bard from Brooklyn, who never knew his birth father. The vibrant layout of the publication added to its attraction. Harold had also been inspired by the underground publications he read while living in Venice Beach including the L. To gather material, Harold was able to draw for his associations with writers such as William S. The gathering of seasoned and emerging voices is part of what made the magazine so strong.

A major coup was the inclusion of what I believe to be previously unpublished poems that were provided by Allen Ginsberg. The poet Jack Hirschman translated a long poem by French author Jen Genet by using alexandrian lines. The magazine also featured literary reviews and correspondence. Though the publication proved to very popular, finding a home inside libraries and universities, its success was also part of its downfall.

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Like with most creative endeavors, funding was an ongoing concern. Stay tuned for more updates about the Norse Centennial celebrations including an online book sale of rare and out of print Harold Norse books. Click on the images to enlarge them to reading size. July 6, will mark the hundredth anniversary of the birth of master American poet Harold Norse. In the meantime, here is information about upcoming events so you can make sure to mark your calendars. The conference program is packed with presentations on all aspects of Beat writers and artists.

Also keep on the lookout for a Centennial fundraiser featuring bundles of rare Harold Norse books for sale. Photo courtesy Reality Studios. Herman, a recent college grad, had moved to Paris to live the life of an expatriate writer. The walls were sweating. It was winter, you know, they were wet. It was really cave-like. We went to his room. We smoked hash. He put the make on me, of course. I was rather innocent but I was not interested really, sexually, but we had a good time. I made my way completely loaded back to my hotel room with several books, very thin books… All this expatriate stuff I had hoped for, he personified.

Did you stay in touch with him after that? When he was living in Venice Beach, we occasionally spoke by phone. At some point he said he wanted to move to San Francisco, so before I left town at the end of , I offered to pass him my railroad flat with all the furniture in it. The rent was only 90 bucks a months. He lived there for the next five years. Lack of wide recognition bothered the hell out of him. He was so hurt and so vain about it that he became an awful injustice collector, pissing and moaning to the point of obsession.

Hal needed a better PR agent or a better strategy. Ginsberg became legendarily famous for his activism. Burroughs became a celebrated cult figure by way of the underground press. His name is right up there, second from the top, on the memorial plaque at what used to be the Beat Hotel.

Carl Weissner during the recording of UFO 3, Photo courtesy of Reality Studios. Weissner, who passed away four years ago, was the German translator for both Norse and Charles Bukowski. The edition republished in featured surrealist, psychedelic collages by Mustill. Photo courtesy ressacs.

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  • Be warned you could spend days looking at their incredible works. Empty Mirror Books features some remembrances of Mary Beach. There are a number of events planned this summer to mark this historic occasion and bring greater attention to a great American poet. More information will be posted in the coming days, but for now you might want to mark the following dates on your calendar:.

    The EBSN aims to be inclusive; a genuine community of scholars and students, writers and artists, which not only reaches out to all kinds of people who work on the Beats, but also actively invites their participation. Material for these books were written while Burroughs lived at the Beat Hotel collaborating with Harold and Brion Gysin on the development of the cut-up method. Harold would be rightly proud to see Hotel Nirvana prominently featured. The concluding episode will air Sept. The show is continually available online at this link.

    Auden, Allen Ginsberg, and Charles Bukowski. Lately some long overdue attention is being directed to Harold Norse. A based Bukowski was still unknown. Here was a man [Norse] who had reneged on the New York life on the literary starship, being published in all the right magazines. He led this gutsy life in Greece, carving out his own life as a literary renegade.

    Bukowski was distrustful of the beats, and he admired that. The Sept. Talisman Press has recently published a new selected poems by Harold Norse. Other photographs are contained in the book as well. Yet everyone who reads Norse remarks that he is a very good poet. Admired people admired his work. Charles Bukowski, who admired very few poets, unstintingly admired Norse. Williams, Baldwin, Ginsberg, Burroughs, et al could give him praise, but they could not give him their audiences.

    Harold lived in Venice Beach from ; that vibrant period was covered in a previous post. On July 17th, legendary literary arts center Beyond Baroque hosted a fantastic reading for the recently published Norse selected poems. Beyond Baroque features a state of the art performance space that allowed a chance to share some exclusive video footage that included Harold listening to cut recordings that he made while living in Paris at the Beat Hotel with William Burroughs and Brion Gysin.

    Additionally there was interview footage from Norse friends the poet Andrei Codrescu and actress and poet Judith Malina. Joining the evening as a featured guest was L. To read more about Michael, have a look at this previous post. In this short video clip, Michael relates a story of a poetry benefit that was organized by Harold in late to raise legal assistance funds for The Living Theater whose members where then imprisoned in Brazil for the radical advocacy of the political theater. The bisexual novelist, poet and psychologist ran in similar circles as Harold in s New York City.

    Traditionally homo-centric features writers who have recently published work or seek an outlet to share work in progress. One could easily spend the better part of a day there drinking tea and browsing through the shelves. I was very pleased to see such a diverse gathering of queer people with a broad range in age, from a number of young folks to a few elders. As one of the scheduled readers was unable to make it, Hank did an admirable job of jumping in at the last moment.

    I had a terrific time hanging out afterwards answering questions, hearing what other creative queers are up to and even signing a couple copies of the selected poems. All this would not have been possible without the enthusiasm and dedication of Hank Henderson. Americans are afraid of feeling, or expressing it. You do it wonderfully. It made me feel like a venerable Old Master. In , however, the major publishers still got indigestion from Beat, raw-meat writing.

    Today it has become kosher. Harcourt, Brace published only twenty-five hundred copies of the first printing. So I know how you must feel when they turn you down. At that time, Harold was near death from hepatitis which charged his writing with the raw directness of the poet struggling to survive. Harold Norse and William S. Burroughs at the Naropa Institute, July Let go and feel your nakedness, tits ache to be bitten and sucked Let go with pong of armpit and crotch, let go with hole a-tingle Let go with tongue lapping hairy cunt, lick feet, kiss ass, suck cock and balls Let the whole body go, let love come through, let freedom ring Let go with moans and erogenous zones, let go with heart and soul Let go the dead meat of convention, wake up the live meat of love.

    Let go with senses, pull out the stops, forget false teachings and lies Let go of inherited belief, let go of shame and blame, in brief Let go of forbidden energies, choked back in muscle and nerves Let go of rigid rules and roles, let go of uptight poses Let go of your puppet self, let go and renew yourself and be free Let go the dead meat of convention, wake up the live meat of love.

    Let go this moment, the hour, this day, tomorrow will be too late Let go of guilt and frustration, let liberation and tolerance flow Let go of phantom worries and fears, let go of hours and days and years Let go of hate and rage and grief, let walls against ecstasy fall for relief Let go of pride and greed, let go of missiles and might and creed Let go the dead meat of convention, wake up the live meat of love. If anyone is interested in being involved in such events, please contact me through this site.

    Please note this is a ticketed event. Poet and playwright Michael C Ford. Next week haroldnorse.

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    Make sure you check back for it! Photo by Brian Hassett. On Saturday afternoon, I attended a talk by Dr. It was Dr. Ginsberg credited Dr. The pair presented two panels, one which focused on the work of William S. Marc Olmsted speaks of his friends with Allen Ginsberg. Located in the heart of North Beach, the Museum features a broad collection of photos and ephemera associated with the Beat Movement.

    Harold was several years older than Micheline and had left for Italy in the early s when Jack moved from his Bronx hometown to Greenwich Village. Jack Micheline photo by Emil Cadoo. By the early s, he settled in San Francisco which became his permanent home. The presentation will include a display of rare books and ephemera by both poets along with audio clips and never before screened video.

    A bottle of wine, some candlelight and these colorful beauties on your stereo will transport you back in time when Harold was in fine voice. Neeli Cherkovski is hosting a poetry workshop. This is an amazing and historic collection of Beat related events. Hope to see you there! Winans and Neeli Cherkovski. He has published over 50 books in addition to two decades of running the small press publisher Second Coming.

    At the reading he read some brief passages from it including this one:. A wonderful surprise was to find amongst the audience a woman who had met Harold over fifty years ago. Julia Chanler Laurin, Paris Novelist James Jones who befriended Norse in Paris Germain along with Beat poet Gregory Corso. At one point, Jones asked Harold whether he preferred boys or girls.

    But after a few experiences I kind of lost interest. I just happened to like women more. Harold would certainly have been thrilled at the attention being paid to his work. This pages also includes hard to find foreign editions of Beat Hotel. They are all lovingly gathered under the Book Covers section. Micheline, who was more a poet of the streets than Harold, was known for his dynamic poetry readings- performances really. The presentation will feature an exclusive screening of Harold Norse video footage from our forthcoming film project as well as rare recordings and books.

    The rest of the schedule includes some very interesting presentations. San Francisco publishing luminary V. Vale will be speaking about William Burroughs. Also there will be a session with Dr. Plus Herbert Huncke biographer Hilary Holladay will be returning to San Francisco to share more about this under appreciated Beat storyteller. View the full schedule here. Winans has been in the publishing industry for over five decades.

    This reading featured three writers who were all close friends with Norse and who shared various tales of their time with the master poet. Judith Malina in front of a portrait of her by Mary Beach. May 10, Surely someone so filled with the fire of liberation could transcend even death, yet none of us escape that final curtain.

    I had the opportunity to meet Judith two years ago for a film project about Harold which my brother Tate and I have been working one for some years. It was the afternoon of a partial solar eclipse and the astral energy was strong. Though frail and bent, her presence remained luminescent. It was the present, the next play that intensified the light in her eyes. She was immensely patient with my list of names and dates. Judith was a performer, an artist.

    Born in Germany, her family immigrated to the United States in With a mother who was an actress and a father who was a rabbi, there was no separation for Judith between the artistic and the spiritual. For her, everything was political. This was the young girl who, during the second World War, beseeched her parents that we must show the Nazis we love them.

    No enemies, no fear. Beck at that time was a painter. During the s it was common to hear air raid sirens blasting in lower Manhattan, so called civil defense alarms. At these times, you were required by law to take shelter indoors. They toured college campuses filled with radical students performing such pieces as Paradise Now and The Mysteries.

    Featuring an all black cover, the second volume of diaries was appropriately titled The Enormous Despair. He also creates fantastic Dada Pop collages some of which can be seen here.