Books by John Tytell

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2003

"In this display case, auriferous observations about literature lie alongside some substantial chunks of fool's gold."
A disjunctive memoir cum meditation on Gotham. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"With so many wonderful photographs of the Beats and the people who shared their countercultural world, Paradise Outlaws could have been a great coffee-table book, if only it had been envisioned as such."
Personal reminiscence, literary analysis, biography, and historical overview: this volume throws every critical tool possible at its protagonists—the Beat triumvirate of William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac—only to produce a mishmash of sycophantic praise and endless personal anecdote. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Throughout, Tytell uses an acolyte's overheated language to uncritically celebrate a long-gone era in the arts. (Photos, not seen)"
A florid history of the 1960s' best-known radical theater. Read full book review >