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Genesis Angels: The Saga of Lew Welch and the Beat Generation

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Unknown Binding, 128 pages
Published January 1st 1979 by William Morrow & Company
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Dan Nielsen
I enjoy and admire the poetry of Lew Welch. He is in my opinion the best of the Beat poets. I wanted a good secondary course, especially after the latest Brautigan bio turned out to be so enjoyably readable. I can't tell if GENESIS ANGELS is just poorly written or sadly outdated in style. Imitating Kerouac works as parody, but not as literature. I tried a couple times and couldn't get past a few pages. Hopefully someone is working on a serious and thoughtful Lew Welch biography
Haven't read this since the 80's, about the time when the book came out. As I'm so connected today with the beat legacy, and the personal life implications, perhaps I need a re-read.
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