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HERBERT HUNCKE’S BIRTHDAY! (THE ALLEN GINSBERG PROJECT)

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Photo: Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, and Peter Orlovsky. Credit: Getty images

Celebrating Herbert Huncke‘s birthday. “Godfather of the Beats”, he would have been one-hundred-and-two! – See here for our posting on the occasion of his Centennial. Today, courtesy of our friend Laki Vazakas , footage of the great story-teller, raconteur, recorded in New York, at the Chelsea Hotel,  February 7, 1994. Evoking the notion of “the invisible body”, Huncke recounts and recalls his time in India, witnessing the burning ghats.

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