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Dick McBride reads the first chapter of The Astonished I.

The author recalls a conversation that he had with Jack Kerouac, who had phoned City Lights to talk to Lawrence Ferlinghetti about publishing Visions of Cody.

The Astonished I (Memories & Wet Dreams) was published by McBride’s Books in 1995, and is a recollection of the authors time in San Francisco. It is dedicated to his friend, Tim Prael and contains an introduction by Charles Plymell.

A slightly different version of the first chapter was originally published in Transit and then The Beat Journals, both published by Kevin Ring’s Beat Scene Press.

Recorded by J.Redman & L.Dow at St Ann’s Well Cafe, Great Malvern (Sept 10th 2004).

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Urthona Buddhist & Art Magazine still have plenty of back issues of Issue #15 which includes “an affectionate memoir of the late Allen Ginsberg” by Dick McBride.

Back issues may be purchased at a cost of $7.00 including shipping.

To order online, click here. To order by post (£3 in UK only) click here.

Issue 15: Struggle and Serenity (April 2001)

Rilke On Rodin
Allen Ginsberg and the Blue Rinse Brigade
Peter Abbs on Emily Dickinson
Twenty Great Dramas
Kathleen Raine review
Verdi celebration

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