Herbert Huncke was the man who brought the word “beat” to the Beat Generation . He was a New York hustler, the sort of cool street cat that. Herbert Huncke, Guilty of Everything cover. August 8, No Comments. Be the first to start the conversation. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Comment. Results 1 – 30 of 35 GUILTY OF EVERYTHING by Huncke, Herbert. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Ships with Tracking Number! Huncke is one of the inspirational people the beatniks patterned their movement after. On page he whines about Ginsberg refusing to give him any money for drugs: Everything I looked at seemed hilarious. When he has cash, he holes up in single room occupancy dives.

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Typical of Huncke’s remarks are that his father was a “miserable bastard,” his mother “had a pair of legs on her that were really something, and she knew how to conduct hers Guilty of inducing boredom as well, this sordid, ill-written memoir by a retired thief and ex-addict adds little to one’s knowledge of Hubcke, Ginsberg, Kerouac and the post-World War II drug scene.

His style is engaging, impossible to walk away from.

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No Comments Be the first to start the conversation. It is of interest to note that publication date is given as May and the letter and book were sent to Jan Herman in January Apr 14, Mat rated it it was amazing Shelves: Scott rated it really liked it Apr 27, Apr 30, Tommy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Great accounting of old time junkie days among the beats.

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He was their gateway to the underground, to a world of crime and drugs. Alene Lee 0 comments Beyond Jazz: Herbert Huncke was a Times Square hustler and junkie who hung out with all the Beats in the ’40s and is supposedly the one who got Kerouac thinking about spontaneous writing. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! I have heard that Kerouac was a pretty stingy guy when it came to money so this might be why Huncke wasn’t interested in him because he couldn’t get any money off the guy everrything survive or buy drugs.

I mean that’s just plain stupidity. Osiris Oliphant rated it really liked it Aug 30, To ask other readers questions about Guilty of Everythingplease sign up.

Now on methadone, he preaches against the use of drugs and alcohol.

The Bucket of Blood, and everythang And it began to decay. From having been a really exciting and exhilarating scene, it had passed into a session of chaos. Preview — Guilty of Everything by Herbert E. And inhe sat down in front of an audience and just talked… for two whole hours. It shows us the realistic view of what is was to be beat in the 40’s and 50’s, dope alcohol and prison in repeated patterns.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Guilty of inducing boredom as well, this sordid, ill-written memoir by a retired thief and ex-addict adds little to one’s knowledge of Burroughs, Ginsberg, Kerouac and the post-World War II drug scene. Want to Read saving….

Report on Filming the This pocket-sized production contains some truly great moments from Huncke’s masterful autobiography, relating the stories of his streetwise huckster existence with a no-holds-barred realism evocative of the early work of James Joyce. Hustling, dope, 20th-century queer culture, whatever the subject matter it flows like music in Huncke’s narrative prose style.

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Sometimes you find yourself feeling sorry for Huncke but mostly you just shake your head and say ‘he had it coming’ like the times he goes BACK to the scene of the crime, somewhere he had just burgled or broken into you find yourself thinking ‘don’t do it Huncke, don’t do it’only to be inevitably arrested.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Highly recommended for beat fans. But Huncke has his own unique place among the beats, a character and someone known about through the writings of others rather than through his own writing.

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