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

VIA THE ALLEN GINSBERG PROJECT

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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HERBERT HUNCKE INTERVIEWED BY JOHNNY STRIKE

Writer Herbert Huncke in Allen Ginsberg's Kitchen

“Well, I tell you, there are periods when I get very scared. I have a great deal of respect for science and what they’ve done, but you know, I don’t want to see the world blow up. I don’t like the talk of war. I don’t like the things I read about the Middle East. It’s very difficult to be optimistic, especially if you’re living in a place like New York, where there’s everything to indicate that it’s just a matter of time.”

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