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by Aram Saroyan


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The best book on the beat generation ever written. It's a prose poem, not a traditional "history" or exposition, and Saroyan captures the very spirit of the beats here, in a poetic gripping ride through American culture. This was truly a let down.

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 I can't tell if GENESIS ANGELS is just poorly written or sadly outdated in style.

Saroyan's prose books include Genesis Angels: The Saga of Lew Welch and the Beat Generation; Last Rites, a book about the death of his father, the playwright and short story writer William Saroyan. In 1985 he wrote Trio: Oona Chaplin, Carol Matthau, Gloria Vanderbilt: Portrait of an Intimate Friendship, published by Linden Press/Simon & Schuster. The groundbreaking 1960s concrete poetry of Aram Saroyan The Street, a film based on Saroyan's life during that period.

It's Saroyan who's transported-by a vision of Welch as a poet/martyr who gives up his right to an American dream .

It's Saroyan who's transported-by a vision of Welch as a poet/martyr who gives up his right to an American dream and dares to get in touch with the realities of Being. Coming up with ""life-death"" as the quintessential yin-yang of Being, Saroyan heralds Welch's suicide elegiacally: ""And Lew dying, then, with a kind of perfection and splendor that was in advance of the studies of the subject now in currency. Pseudo-bohemian effusions, with sidelights on the Beats, as Aram Saroyan plays in the stream of another poet's consciousness where ""the sound of one hand clapping is the sound of two hands clapping because that is the sound of one hand clapping.

over any shabby dismissal of Genesis Angels. To anyone interested in Lew Welch: please ignore Cioran Sellers, who appears to be writing from the cold, dank cellar of his heart. I found a library copy of this short book-which, by its length alone is clearly not intended to be anything approaching an exhaustive bio of Welch-and inhaled it an afternoon like Lew would a bottle of whiskey. The title, admittedly, is misleading.

DJ in a Brodart sleeve. Inscribed by the author on the title page- For Kristine On The Beat Trail Fondly, Aram 7/14/09. The number 7 is above the number 6 which is crossed out. Hardcover: 128 pages Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc. First Ed. First Printing 1979.

Saroyan’s first books in this mode were Aram Saroyan (1968) and Pages (1969)

Saroyan’s first books in this mode were Aram Saroyan (1968) and Pages (1969). Perhaps the most famous of Saroyan’s one-word poems is lighght. He has written about the literary and artistic milieu in Genesis Angels: The Saga of Lew Welch and the Beat Generation (1980) and Trio: Oona Chaplin Carol Matthau and Gloria Vanderbilt: Portrait of an Intimate Friendship (1985) and his true-crime book Rancho Mirage: An American Tragedy of Madness, Manners, and Murder (1993) was a Literary Guild selection.

GENESIS ANGELS: The Saga of Lew Welch and the Beat Generation

Poet artist based in Los Angeles. GENESIS ANGELS: The Saga of Lew Welch and the Beat Generation. Last comes THE STREET: An Autobiographical Novel, my first prose book, all about the 1960s (written in 1973) and including my flirtation with movie-stardom when I read for Mike Nichols for the lead in The Graduate. It's a trip (no pun intended).

Saroyan's prose books include GENESIS ANGELS: THE SAGA OF LEW WELCH AND THE BEAT GENERATION; LAST RITES, a book about the death of his father, the playwright and short story writer William Saroyan; TRIO: PORTRAIT OF AN INTIMATE FRIENDSHIP; TH. .

OF A WRITER; and the true crime Literary Guild selection RANCHO MIRAGE: AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY OF MANNERS, MADNESS AND MURDER.

A poet's journey that is also a multi-faceted narrative of the key Beat figures Kerouac, Ginsberg, Cassady, and Burroughs.

Comments: (4)

Jake
This is a prescient book because Saroyan perceived very early that Lew Welch was a major American poet, and not just a Beat one. As Saroyan writes: "Lew Welch's poems were extraordinarily clear, the clearest of his generation." It is an odd book because Saroyan doesn't know quite what to make of his perception: what it is about Welch's poetry that makes it so significant. He tries to get around that by pasting up a kind of collage of Welch and the other Beats and by cobbling together a commentary on Welch's life and poetry from the materials available--Welch's letters published in I Remain: The Letters of Lew Welch (2 volumes, Gray Fox Press), How I Work as a Poet (Gray Fox Press), On Bread and Poetry (Gray Fox), and various poetry volumes like Ring of Bone. Genesis Angels makes for an enjoyable read, but not really a very enlightening one as to Welch's poetry. It is as much about Saroyan's poetry, or ideas about poetry, as Welch's. Anyone who wants to try to get at what makes Welch's poetry special should take the time to study the original material.
Tane
. . . over any shabby dismissal of Genesis Angels. To anyone interested in Lew Welch: please ignore Cioran Sellers, who appears to be writing from the cold, dank cellar of his heart. I found a library copy of this short book--which, by its length alone is clearly not intended to be anything approaching an exhaustive bio of Welch--and inhaled it an afternoon like Lew would a bottle of whiskey. The title, admittedly, is misleading. Simply dropping "The Saga" would be far more accurate (and a better title), but what matters is Saroyan's success in bringing his own poetic sensibility to this effort to weave Welch into the larger Beat canvas; the "vapid pseudo 'Beatnik' dialogue" is an artifact of Mr. One Star's tin ear. The prose flows like sweet water down Mount Tam and all the key points of Welch's story are touched upon with sensitivity.

Example of Saroyan's psychological-poetic approach to Welch: "And Lew could feel his tired and sad and alcoholic and bruised and battered body and spirit, heart and soul, opening itself--once more--timidly, almost sullen, scared and tentative; as a trout just taken off the hook, and put back in the water, will remain still and simply breathe in the water for a few moments before re-entering his swimming life."

The turkey buzzard soars on brazen wing, indeed.
Ahieones
The best book on the beat generation ever written. It's a prose poem, not a traditional "history" or exposition, and Saroyan captures the very spirit of the beats here, in a poetic gripping ride through American culture. One of a kind.
Dandr
This was truly a let down. I'd long searched for information on Lew Welch, the Beat Poet who vanished into the woods and into eternity but this book is truly unreadable, written in some vapid pseudo "Beatnik" dialogue with endlessly showy digressions that really don't illuminate much about Lew. That is the big gap in this supposed bio of Lew Welch - Lew himself! A real shame that this will probably be the only book length treatment he gets and its such a fiasco.
Genesis Angels: The Saga of Lew Welch and the Beat Generation download epub
Stress Management
Author: Aram Saroyan
ISBN: 0688034365
Category: Self-Help
Subcategory: Stress Management
Language: English
Publisher: William Morrow; 1st edition (1979)
Pages: 128 pages