Welcome to THE FINE PRINT Newsletter! Along with unveiling a visual reconstruction of the website, we endeavored to inaugurate an equally fresh online newsletter whose scope & shape would likewise accompany the site’s other latest improvements.
Our aim with “The Fine Print” is to bring you everything our Newsbeat section brought you before with an enhanced focus on scholarship: including showcasing credible & intriguing articles on Beat-&-Beyond literary history, keeping you in touch with the latest developments here at Third Mind Books, and as we’ve said before, “to further the appreciation & knowledge of this literary & cultural phenomenon.”
We strive to provide distinguished, resourceful articles for students, scholars & general readers alike. We will also use “The Fine Print” as a gallery for our Independent Scholarship activity; including the provision of links to our Founder Arthur S. Nusbaum’s celebrated presentations at the annual European Beat Studies Network (EBSN) conference each year. Nusbaum has interviewed such distinguished figures as paramount authority on the life & work of William S. Burroughs, James Grauerholz. Grauerholz’ archeological scholarship (and intense involvement with Burroughs’ life and work) has continually proved invaluable to literary historians and general readers alike. Next in the line of distinguished interviewees was John Tytell, celebrated professor at Queens College, City University of New York, whose book Naked Angels: The Lives and Literature of the Beat Generation, edified The Beats as a valid subject of scholastic inquiry. This courageous text helped place the Beats in a context of cultural importance alongside American Transcendentalism & Literary Modernism—and thus palatable to the academic community worldwide. Nusbaum’s other presentations range from special bone-crunching evaluations into a collection of mostly unpublished letters from author Paul Bowles to fellow writer James Leo Herlihy, whose praiseworthy novel Midnight Cowboy later flowered into the internationally recognized on-screen adaptation. Other topics tackled by Nusbaum in his work include highly specialized inquiries into his Olympian area of expertise, William S. Burroughs. Nusbaum—along with James Grauerholz, Dr. Oliver Harris, John Tytell, & Barry Miles—is one of the leading authorities on WSB’s life and work, and his scholastic activity continually reflects this centrality.
We delight in the notion of a newsletter that establishes a forum for all to chat & comment about the flame of our forefathers that keeps us going; providing a place to celebrate their integrity and the inimitable masterworks they’ve left behind. Leave comments, post articles to our facebook, and keep tabs on our Instagram account for the fullest view of life here at Third Mind Books.
Welcome to The Fine Print, Beat-&-Beyond brothers & sisters! More to come soon…
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