(Book Review) Henry Miller: Ahead of the Game by Kenton Crowther

Henry Miller: Ahead of the Game by Kenton Crowther

Kenton Crowther’s 3100-word essay, Henry Miller: Ahead of the Game has just become available in digital form. In it, Crowther shines a little light on Miller as a writer and as a man, exploring his life, sensibilities, and ongoing relevance. It’s not an in-depth look at Miller, but certainly an entertaining and thoughtful one. First, […]

Review – How Hip Was My Alley by Kenton Crowther

How Hip Was My Alley by Kenton Crowther

[Editor's note: 5/21/2014: How Hip Was My Alley has been re-titled Dad, the Times We Had: Baby Boomers in Paradise.] Kenton Crowther’s previous volume, Alleycats and Beatsters, collected the author’s writings built on the Beat Generation and the essence of “hip.” This time out, he casts a wider net; How Hip Was My Alley gathers […]

Review – Alleycats and Beatsters: The Hip, the Gone, and the Way Gone

How Hip Was My Alley by Kenton Crowther

Alleycats and Beatsters, a collection of essays by British writer Kenton Crowther, explores what it means to be Beat, the nature of hipness, and the poets, writers and hipsters who orbited the Beats, either closely or from a distance. This isn’t a series of formal essays, but rather Crowther’s considered thoughts and opinions based on […]