Missing a Beat: The Rants and Regrets of Seymour Krim (Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art)

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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 "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 1988, 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 is a hallmark of Jewish American 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.

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Masterful job of bringing Seymour Krim back on stage for this triumphant curtain call. -- Tablet Magazine

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Mark Cohen's anthology resurrects Seymour Krim's lost or little-known work. It reminds old fans of his extraordinary style and wit, and introduces a younger generation to an American original. I'm delighted to see Krim's writing back in print and accessible to readers once again. ----Jonah Raskin, author of American Scream: Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" and the Making of the Beat Generation

This collection not only restores to print the heart of Krim's achievement, but balances it out with lesser-known pieces that show his judicious lucidity, side-by-side with his manic melancholy exuberance. And Mark Cohen has done an excellent job of placing Krim in an historical and literary context. ----Phillip Lopate, editor of The Art of the Personal Essay

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