'American Hipster: A Life of Herbert Huncke, the Times Square Hustler Who Inspired the Beat Movement' by Hilary Holladay

Herbert Huncke, heretofore a footnote in biographies of the Beats, has long deserved his own biography, and in American Hipster (Magnus Books), Hilary Holladay, a renowned Kerouac scholar, has given us a fascinating portrait of the man who gave the Beat movement its name. Born in 1915, Huncke was raised in Chicago by ill-matched middle-class… read more