John Clellon Holmes Book Covers

A selection of front covers of various editions of the books of John Clellon Holmes (click on thumbnail to enlarge)

NOVELS:

GO

USA 1952 USA 1958 UK 1959 USA 1977 USA 1980 USA Thunder's Mouth 1988 USA Thunder's Mouth 2002
USA 1952 USA 1958 UK 1959 USA 1977 USA 1980 USA 1988 USA 2002
UK 2006 Spain 2009
UK 2006 Spain 2009


The USA and UK Ace editions were abridged by an editor in order to reduce length.
Most of the cuts involved the character Stofsky (based on Ginsberg).
The title of the UK edition was changed to The Beat Boys in order that it should not
be confused with a British travel journal called GO.


THE HORN

USA 1958 UK 1959 UK 1961 UK 1961 UK 1968 USA 1980 Uk 1980
USA 1958 UK 1959 UK 1961 UK 1961 UK 1968 USA 1980 UK 1980
USA 1988 USA 1999 UK 2009 USA 2011 Germany 1963 Germany 1989 Germany 1993
USA 1988 USA 1999 UK 2009 USA 2011 Germany 1963 Germany 1989 Germany 1993
France 2006 Spain 2011
France 2006 Spain 2011

GET HOME FREE

USA 1964 USA 1964 UK 1966 USA 1988
USA 1964 USA 1966 UK 1966 USA 1988


ESSAYS:

USA 1967 UK 1968 USA 1981 USA 1985 USA 1987 USA 1988 USA 1988
USA 1967 UK 1968 USA 1981 USA 1985 USA 1987 USA 1988 USA 1988
Germany 2010
Germany 2010


POETRY:

USA 1977 USA 1979 USA 1988 USA 1989
USA 1977 USA 1979 USA 1988 USA 1989


LETTERS:

UK 2008
UK 2008


BIOGRAPHY:

A full biography of John Clellon Holmes, by Ann and Sam Charters, was published in November 2010.
Previously, John's sister Elizabeth had published a memoir of life with her brother and his friends
in New York City between 1947-1954, of which the Beat Scene Press edition is an extract.

UK 2008 US 2008 US 2010
UK 2008 US 2008 US 2010


OTHERS:

USA 1976 USA 1979 USA 1981 UK 1988 Netherlands 1989
USA 1976 USA 1979 USA 1981 UK 1988 Netherlands 1989




 Compiled by Dave Moore

 Thanks to Jeffrey Smalldon and Horst Spandler for the use of their book cover images.




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