Missing a Beat: The Rants and Regrets of Seymour Krim

In 1961, Beat writer Seymour Krim set Greenwich Village on its ear with a slim volume of essays that featured an unleashed voice, a brash title, and a foreword by Norman Mailer James Baldwin called Views of a Nearsighted Cannoneer an extraordinary volume Saul Bellow published an excerpt in his journal The Noble Savage, and Mailer saluted Krim s jazzy prose with its shIn 1961, Beat writer Seymour Krim set Greenwich Village on its ear with a slim volume of essays that featured an unleashed voice, a brash title, and a foreword by Norman Mailer James Baldwin called Views of a Nearsighted Cannoneer an extraordinary volume Saul Bellow published an excerpt in his journal The Noble Savage, and Mailer saluted Krim s jazzy prose with its shifts and shatterings of mood Despite such praise and critical attention, Krim s work is excluded from most Beat anthologies and is little known outside literary circles With Missing a Beat, a collection of eighteen essays by Krim published between 1957 and 1989, Cohen introduces this influential writer to a new generation In the Village Voice, New York Magazine, New York Times, and elsewhere, Krim pioneered a new style of subjective and personal reporting to write about the postwar American scene from a Jewish angle Aggressively unacademic, Krim s journalism displays the rapid, nervous, breathless tempo that Irving Howe called a hallmark of Jewish literature Krim outlived his early literary fame, but he produced an impressive body of work and was a tremendous prose stylist Missing a Beat resurrects an American original, finding Krim a new literary home among such celebrated writers as Norman Mailer, David Mamet, and Saul Bellow.
Missing a Beat The Rants and Regrets of Seymour Krim In Beat writer Seymour Krim set Greenwich Village on its ear with a slim volume of essays that featured an unleashed voice a brash title and a foreword by Norman Mailer James Baldwin called Vi

  • Title: Missing a Beat: The Rants and Regrets of Seymour Krim
  • Author: Seymour Krim MarkCohen
  • ISBN: 9780815609483
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Hardcover
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    • Rick Bowen said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 18:48 PM

      Too much editors' commentary versus actual writing for my taste, but the essential of Krim's work (which are his essays) are here. Krim's best in small doses and his "be-bop" style stretched past say 5000 words can be deadening to somebody just looking for a straightforward read. But he amongst all his "beat" contemporaries seemed in possession of a mind that would allow him to see past so many cultural cliches. Compare him favorably to the likes of Norman Mailer whose "White Negro" period writi [...]

    • Tom said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 18:48 PM

      Having never heard of him, I came across Krim's essay "For My Brothers and Sisters in the Failure Business" in Lopate's anthology Art of the Personal Essay. I'm a big fan of essays, especially those with anarchic voices, and Krim's is jolting, wondrous piece. I love discovering long forgotten but talented writers like Krim.

    • Lemar said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 18:48 PM

      A machine gun mind firing observations. If you are interested in the '50's counterculture Mr. Krim gives it to you straight in observations proven out by the test of time and written naturally in the incisive, rhythmic style that would later be known as beat.

    • Eric Fitzsimmons said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 18:48 PM

      A Man for Our Time Could Seymour Krim make a comeback? Could a little-known holdover from the beat generation, a writer who died nearly 30 years ago, have something new to say to the iPhone generation? Not likely, but for my money the collection of essays in Missing a Beat felt among the most present discussions of celebrity, ambition, envy, doubt, and optimism in modern America that I have read recently. Krim comes across in this collection as a disappointed striver. A writer who came up thro [...]

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      Sep 25, 2018 - 18:48 PM

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