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Bob Kaufman - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Bob Kaufman

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Bob Kaufman   (1925 - 1986)
 
Category:  American Literature
 
Born:  April 18, 1925
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
 
Died:  January 12, 1986
San Francisco, California, United States
 
Related authors:
Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady
 
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Bob Kaufman - LIFE STORIES
 
 
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
The Ancient Rain: Poems, 1956-1978
by Bob Kaufman, Raymond Foye (Editor)
anthology, poetry
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Cranial Guitar: Selected Poems
by Bob Kauffman, Gerald Nicosia (Editor)
anthology, poetry
 
San Francisco Beat
by David Meltzer (Editor), Larry Keenan, Harry Redl
literary history, non-fiction
 
The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry
by Alan Kaufman (Editor)
anthology, poetry
 
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Academy of American Poets
Kaufman biography, selected bibliography, and recommended links.

"John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963 prompted Kaufman to take a Buddhist vow of silence. He withdrew from society and did not speak again until 1975, on the day the Vietnam War ended, when he walked into a coffee shop and recited 'All Those Ships that Never Sailed.' A period of intense activity and productivity ensued, but Kaufman again withdrew into solitude in 1978, after telling editor Raymond Foye, 'I want to be anonymous ... my ambition is to be completely forgotten.'"
Jack Magazine's Beat News
News, articles and links about Beat figures including Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, Bob Kaufman, Allen Ginsberg, Kenneth Rexroth, and William S. Burroughs. A short essay examines the influence of Buddhism on Beat philosophy, and features excerpts from Kerouac, Kaufman, and Rexroth. Links to academic programs on Beat literature and course syllabi are also provided.
Modern American Poetry - Bob Kaufman
Features a biography, analysis of "Crottey Songo," and selected poems including "Round About Midnight," "Jazz Chick," "On," "O-Jazz-O," and "I Have Folded My Sorrows."

"Still 'minor,' compared to his white bohemian contemporaries, as editor of Beatitude, a San Francisco literary magazine, Kaufman is credited by some with coining Beat and exemplifying its voluntarily desolate lifestyle. He enjoyed an underground existence as a poets' poet and as a legendary performer in the much memorialized street scenes of San Francisco's North Beach and New York's Greenwich Village during the late 1950s through the late 1970s."
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