Hanuman books records, 1978-1996, (bulk 1986-1994).


Hanuman books records, 1978-1996, (bulk 1986-1994).

Collection includes: correspondence, invoices, manuscripts, typescripts, artwork, audiotapes, printed ephemera, photographs and books. Records document the founding of Hanuman Books, the administration of a small New York Press, Indian printing practices, San Francisco's North Beach and New York's Lower East Side literary and art scenes, Beat poetry, the Naropa Institute, contemporary music and film, and gay men and gay literature in the 1980s and 1990s.

20 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 7974983

University of Michigan

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Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, 1919-2021

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti was an American poet and publisher, most closely associated with the Beat movement. Born in New York, Ferlinghetti suffered several family-related tragedies in his youth, and was raised in unusual circumstances. Educated at the University of North Carolina, he served in World War II, and continued his education at Columbia and The Sorbonne. He moved to San Francisco, where he co-founded City Lights book store and publishing house, which became integral wi...

Di Prima, Diane, 1934-2020

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Diane Di Prima was born on 6 August 1934 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She attended Swarthmore College, but dropped out in 1953 to move to Manhattan and become a writer. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, she joined the emerging Beat movement. She was the editor of the newsletter The Floating Bear with LeRoi Jones, 1961-1969. In 1966, she moved to Millbrook, N.Y., to live in Timothy Leary's community. She moved to San Francisco, Calif., in 1968. In California, she taught at such institutions as the New Coll...

Ashbery, John, 1927-2017

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American poet and editor of Art & Literature. From the description of The Tennis Court Oath galley proof, 1961. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122685058 The letters cover a span starting two days after Ashbery and Gregg graduated from Deerfield Academy, and continue through the following summers and during a period of time when Gregg was drafted into the Army and served in postwar Eur...

Dylan, Bob, 1941-

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Bob Dylan was born on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. He grew up in the city of Hibbing. As a teenager, he played in various bands and with time his interest in music deepened, with a particular passion for American folk music and blues. One of his idols was the folk singer Woody Guthrie. He was also influenced by the early authors of the Beat Generation, as well as by modernist poets. Dylan moved to New York City in 1961 and began to perform in clubs and cafés in Greenwich Village. He met...

McClure, Michael.

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Michael McClure was an American poet, playwright, songwriter, and novelist, and part of the Beat Generation of poetry. He was one of five authors who read at the famous San Francisco Six Gallery reading, and became close with Jack Kerouac, being immortalized as Pat McLean in Big Sur. He is known as the Prince of the Frisco Scene. From the guide to the Michael McClure letter to Diane di Prima, September 1968, (Ohio University) San Francisco-based ...

Wieners, John, 1934-2002

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Poet John Wieners was born in Boston on January 6, 1934. After graduating from Boston College in 1954, Wieners attended Black Mountain College from 1955-1956, studying under Charles Olson and Robert Duncan. He became associated with the Poet's Theatre in Cambridge, and his two one-act plays were produced by the New York Poet's Theatre and Judson Poets Theatre in New York. In 1957 he founded the poetry magazine, Measure, and in 1962 received the Poet's Foundation Award. Among his pub...

Stipe, Michael, 1960-

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Kaufman, Eileen Kohl

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Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997

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William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) was an American experimental novelist, "beat" poet, and cultural icon. From the guide to the William S. Burroughs Letter, undated, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) William S. Burroughs (1914-1997), American novelist, essayist, writer of experimental fiction. A primary member of the Beat generation, he was an avant-garde author who affected postwar popular culture as well as literature. From the ...

Hell, Richard.

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Landes-Levi, Louise

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Motherwell, Robert

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Abstract expressionist painter. Close friend of Baziotes. From the description of Robert Motherwell postcard to William Baziotes, 1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122557368 Robert Motherwell, 1915-1991, painter of New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Robert Motherwell, 1981 Feb. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646401238 Painter; New York, N.Y.; b. 1915; d. 1991. From the description of Robert Motherwell in...

Taaffe, Philip, 1955-....

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Myles, Eileen

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Darling, Candy, 1944-1974

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Smith, Patti

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Katz, Alex, 1927-....

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Painter; New York City. From the description of Alex Katz papers, 1953-1982. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78054299 Artist. From the description of Reminiscences of Alex Katz : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122343168 Painter (New York, N.Y.). From the description of Alex Katz interview, 1969 Oct. 20 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83634712 Alex Katz (1927- ) ...

Killian, Kevin, 1953-....

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Ricard, Rene, 1946-2014

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Foye, Raymond, 1957-

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Huncke, Herbert

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Huncke is credited with introducing the term "beat". He met Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs in the 1940s and introduced them to the "seamier" side of life. Huncke appears as a character in Kerouac's On the road, Burrough's Junkie, and John Holme's Go. From the description of Herbert Huncke papers: [ca.1989-1992] (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 36572397 Author and friend of Allen Ginsberg. Huncke was born 9 January 1915. ...

Chatwin, Bruce, 1940-1989

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Haring, Keith

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Waldman, Anne, 1945-

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Poet, performer, editor, publisher, and teacher; director of the St. Mark's Poetry Project (New York); co-founder, with Allen Ginsberg, of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University. From the description of Anne Waldman papers, 1945-<2002> (bulk 1958-1998). (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 68914842 American poet associated with the New York School of Poetry. From the description of 100 memories, 1970. (University of Calif...

Clark, Tom, 1941-....

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Tom Clark wrote a biography of Edward Dorn: EDWARD DORN : A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE, 2002. Clark envisioned a 2-part biography but never completed the second volume. Some of this material would have been used in the latter. From the description of Edward Dorn papers, circa 1930-2002. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863675 Poet, biographer, novelist, dramatist, reviewer, and sportswriter. From the description of Tom Clark papers, 1984. (Duke University Library). Wor...

Pettet, Simon

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Trinidad, David, 1953-

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Born in California in 1953, David Trinidad is a poet and teacher. He studied under Ann Stanford, Allen Ginsberg and Joan Larkin, and early in his career he was the editor and publisher of Sherwood Press, which published titles by such poets as: Dennis Cooper, Amy Gerstler, Tim Dlugos, and Alice Notley. Trinidad's own books of poems include: Pavane (1981); Monday, Monday (1985); Living Doll (1986); November (1987); Three Stories (1988); A Taste of Honey, with Bob Flanagan (1990); Answer Song (199...

Smith, Harry, 1936-

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Brown University class of 1957. Poet. Established The Smith, a journal of experimental writing; published the work of Richard Nason, Charles Philbrick, Stephen Philbrick, et al. From the description of Papers, 1972-1982. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122692078 Harry Smith (Brown University class of 1957) established The Smith, a journal of experimental writing, which was published from 1964 through 1974. His desire to publish his own work ...

De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997

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Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) was an abstract artist from New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Willem De Kooning and others, 1979 Sept. (Smithsonian Archives of American Art). WorldCat record id: 688855147 Abstract artist; New York. 1904-1997. From the description of Oral history interview with Willem DeKooning and others, 1979 September [sound recording]. (Smithsonian Archives of American Art). WorldCat record id: 123944643 ...

Geldzahler, Henry.

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d. Aug. 16, 1994. From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 122310922 Henry Geldzahler was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1935, and emigrated with his family to the United States in 1940. He graduated from Yale University in 1957 and joined the staff of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1960, becoming the first curator of contemporary art. In 1966, Geldzahler served as United States Commissioner ...

Daumal, René, 1908-1944

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Pélieu, Claude, 1934-2002

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Claude Pélieu (December 20, 1934 – December 24, 2002) was a French poet, translator and artist. He lived in France until 1963, when he moved to the United States, where he spent most of the rest on his life. Friend and associate of William S. Burroughs. From the description of Claude Pelieu collection, 1953-1974. (Scottsdale Public Library). WorldCat record id: 36689156 ...

Bockris, Victor, 1949-....

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Snyder, Gary, 1930-....

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Poet, essayist, translator, Zen Buddhist, environmentalist, and teacher, Gary Snyder is considered one of the most significant environmental writers of the twentieth century and a central figure in environmental activism. From the description of Papers, 1910-2003 1945-2002. (University of California, Davis). WorldCat record id: 30107060 Gary Snyder (1930- ), poet, essayist, translator, Zen Buddhist, environmentalist, lecturer, and teacher, is considered one of the most signi...

Biederman, Peg.

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Chelsea Hotel

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Michaux, Henri, 1899-1984

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Hanuman Books

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Hanuman Books was founded by Raymond Foye and Francesco Clemente in 1986 in New York City. The press was created to publish small handmade books (based on the format and design of Indian prayer books) of works by contemporary avant-garde writers, hard to find translations, and the "exquisite expressions" of poets and artists. The administrative and editorial functions, managed by Foye, were housed in the Chelsea Hotel, while the printing and binding were done by the Kala...

Kaufman, Bobbie, 1940-

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African American author; b. Bob Garnell Kaufman, 1925; d. 1986. From the description of Bob Kaufman collection, 1962-1990. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70968748 ...

Cooper, Dennis, 1953-....

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Ellingham, Lewis

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Lew Ellingham is a San Francisco writer and critic who has served as book editor for the Sierra Club. He has published poems in numerous magazines and journals and is the author of POET, BE LIKE GOD (1984), an unpublished account of the Jack Spicer circle. Jack Spicer, 1925-1965, was an influential San Franciso poet celebrated for his experiments with language. The publisher of White Rabbit Press, Spicer became the central figure in a coterie of experimental poets living...

Hockney, David

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Painter, photographer; b. 1937. From the description of Interview with David Hockney [videorecording] / Archives of American Art; Lawrence Weschler, interviewer. 1984 September 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81681140 ...

Joans, Ted

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Ted Joans, African-American poet, jazz musician, and surrealist painter, was born July 4, 1928, in Cairo, Illinois. He became a well-known poet from the Beat movement and established the jazz poetry scene. He died on May 7, 2003 in Vancouver, B.C. From the description of Ted Joans papers, 1948-2002. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 697543004 African American poet; b. 1928. From the description of Ted Joans collection, 1972-1976. (Boston U...

Chance, John.

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Salle, David, 1952-....

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Kerouac-Parker, F.E.

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Zedd, Nick

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Nick Zedd (James Harding) was born in Takoma Park, Maryland in 1956. He attended The Philadelphia College of Art for illustration and printmaking, studied animation at The School of Visual Arts, and earned a BFA in film at The Pratt Art Institute. Zedd used the phrase "The Cinema of Transgression" (1984 - 1990) to describe an underground network of New York City filmmakers and performance artists known for low-budget productions exploring themes of erotica, violence, and humor. This...

Indiana, Gary

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Basquiat, Jean-Michel, 1960-1988

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B. 1960 d. 1988. From the description of Jean-Michel Basquiat artist file. (Whitney Museum of American Art). WorldCat record id: 228432702 Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) was an African American artist with Puerto Rican and Haitian American ancestry. He gained popularity as a graffiti artist in New York City and international acclaim as a neo-expressionist artist. SAMO© Graffiti was a collaboration between Jean-Michel Basquiat, Al Diaz, and Shannon ...

Creeley, Robert, 1926-2005

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Sponsored by Stanford University, the English Department, the Creative Writing Program, the Stanford Humanities Center, the Stanford Library, and the Library Associates. From the description of A symposium on his poetry and his place in American letters : recording, 2005 Nov. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864090 David Shaff was at Yale at this time; he wrote and edited poetry. From the description of Letters to David O. Schaff, 1962-1965. (Unknown). WorldC...

Foye, Brian

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Rickert, Paul.

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Cortez, Diego

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Scrivani, George.

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Clemente, Francesco, 1952-....

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Olson, Kirby, 1956-

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Naropa Institute

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The Naropa Institute was founded in 1974 by Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, as a summer school. It offered courses, workshops and performances in dance, theater, music, painting, religious studies, psychology and cognitive science. By 1976, two year-round Master of Arts programs and three one-year certificate programs had begun. In 1978, the Institute received candidacy for accreditation status from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. By 1982, the Naropa In...

Brainard, Joe, 1942-1994

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Joe Brainard, author and artist. Exhibited widely in New York and Chicago, Brainard harmonized linguistic and visual materials in extraordinary ways. His graphic work is notably literary, often incorporating works and sentences into non-literary designs. Both the art work and writing is full of information and frequently takes erotic and semiotic risks. From the description of Joe Brainard letters, 1957-1994. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 440865506 ...

Corso, Gregory

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American writer, primarily of poetry, Corso was born in New York City in 1930. He worked as a migrant laborer, newspaper reporter for the L.A. Examiner, and merchant seaman before joining the English Department at SUNY Buffalo in 1965. In the mid-1950s he began to give public readings of his poetry, often sharing the stage with other Beat poets. His 1958 volume, GASOLINE, marks the beginning of his long association with San Francisco's City Lights Bookstore and the Bay Area in general, which fig...

Mueller, Cookie, 1949-1989

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Dorothy Karen "Cookie" Mueller (March 2, 1949 – November 10, 1989) was an American actress, writer, and Dreamlander who starred in many of filmmaker John Waters' early films, including Multiple Maniacs, Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, and Desperate Living. Cookie Mueller grew up with her parents Frank Lennert Mueller (d. 1984) and Anne (Sawyer) Mueller (d. 1995, aged 82) in the Baltimore suburbs in a house near the woods, a mental hospital and railroad tracks. She was nicknamed Cookie as a ba...

Kalakshetra Press.

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Schuyler, James D. (James Dix), 1848-1912

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American author and poet; Button is an American artist. From the description of Letters to John Button : typescript ca.1956-ca.1959 (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 29896211 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and member of the New York School circle of painters and writers, born 9 November 1923 in Chicago, Illinois. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; worked as W.H. Auden's secretary in Italy for two years in the late 1940...

Nachiappan, C.T.

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Johns, Jasper, 1930-

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American artist. From the description of Typed letter signed : [n.p.], to Herbert J. Seligmann, 1964 Mar. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874947 Artist. From the description of Oral history, 1994. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86160768 Modern artist; native of Allendale, S.C. From the description of Jasper Johns vertical files collection, 1952-1998. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 40189279 ...

Padgett, Ron, 1942-....

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Padgett was born on June 17, 1942, in Tulsa, OK; A.B., Columbia Univ., 1964; poetry workshop instructor, St. Mark's-in-the-Bowery, New York City, 1968-69; poet in various NYC Poets in the Schools programs, 1969-76; cofounded Full Court Press publishers in 1973; writer in the community, South Carolina Arts Commission, 1976-78; director, St. Mark's Poetry Project, NYC, 1978-81; director of publications, Teachers and Writers Collaborative, beginning in 1982; published works include: Seventeen : col...

City lights books

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City Lights Books, the first all paperback bookstore in the country, was started in San Francisco in 1953 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, in partnership with Peter Martin. Situated in North Beach on Columbus Avenue, it quickly became the center for the beat poets and other experimental writers who figured strongly in the city's literary renaissance. From the description of City Lights Books records, 1953-1970. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 227535655 ...

Plymell, Charles,

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Charles Plymell, b. 1935, (part Cherokee) poet, editor, and publisher, closely associated with the Beat writers. From the description of Charles Plymell papers, ca. 1968-1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81484810 From the description of Charles Plymell papers, ca. 1968-1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702152755 ...

Nicosia, Gerald.

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Home to War: A History of the Vietnam Veterans Movement has been referred to as the definitive work on Vietnam veterans' recovery, healing, and readjustment, 1960s to the present. Written by Gerald Nicosia and published in 2001, the book contains interviews and details gathered through 20 years of Nicosia's work with Vietnam veterans, studying and documenting them as well as aiding in their recovery from the Vietnam War. The Los Angeles Times bestowed it the honor of one of the best...