Herbert Huncke was the man who brought the word “beat” to the Beat Generation . He was a New York hustler, the sort of cool street cat that. Herbert Huncke, Guilty of Everything cover. August 8, No Comments. Be the first to start the conversation. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Comment. Results 1 – 30 of 35 GUILTY OF EVERYTHING by Huncke, Herbert. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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The best parts of the book was when Huncke talked about his relationship with Janine Everyting and Elise Cowen, a woman who was in love with Ginsberg and who later committed suicide. I am glad I read this book, it shows how those who were beat and not famous truly lived something a half century later we never think about.

From inside the book.

Things were rotten, and more and more people were getting sick or dying. I hunted for this book for a long time before I found an affordable copy. He hustles all over Midtown Manhattan teaming up with other junkies to commit assorted burglaries and uerbert break-ins. Am Here Books Published: Well, it’s hard to tell. A lovely association copy of this seldom seen advance copy.

Guilty of Everything

I have heard that Kerouac was a pretty stingy guy when it came to huhcke so this might be why Huncke everytging interested in him because he couldn’t get any money off the guy to survive or buy drugs. His stories were composed in prison and on the street, and never for a mainstream audience.


Cover photograph of Herbert Huncke attributed to Raymond Foye. Apr 14, Mat rated it it was amazing Shelves: His story about Peter Orlovsky’s brother was both sad and funny. I really enjoyed it.

Guilty of Everything

Shadday rated it it was amazing Mar 07, Want to Read saving…. No trivia or quizzes yet. Lists with This Book. Aug 05, Jenny Gonzalez- Blitz rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 30, Tommy rated it it was everytihng Recommends it for: Published May 1st by Paragon House Publishers first published No Comments Be the first guikty start the conversation.

Ricky Smith rated it it was amazing Nov 25, First Edition; First Printing. Text is clean with some light tanning to edges, exterior has some mils soiling, dust jacket is moderately rubbed and edge worn, with a small rip to bottom front.

Although Huncke might be a man devoid of much common sense and stability, he makes up for it plenty by being one hell of a charming storyteller – a raconteur – as some have called him. This is a sad book by a survivor who became famous more hunckf of the friends he kept rather than because of his own actions.

Guilty of everything: the autobiography of Herbert Huncke – Herbert Huncke – Google Books

He winds up in jail over and over for petty crimes and drug possession. Highly recommended for beat fans. Griffiths Snippet view – To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A Review December 19, Beyond Jazz: The intention was to have Huncke bring a container full of marijuana seeds with him so that they could start a crop of marijuana. Nov 19, Gerard added it.


And it began to decay. Naturally Huncke screws that up and arrives without the seeds.

The people that got it were yuilty with it and assured me that if I found anything like that again in the future to be sure and look them up. Jeremiah rated it it was amazing Sep 30, Sign up to receive offers and updates: What makes Biblio different?

In he wrote his autobiography, Guilty of Everything. It’s a pity because if Huncke had spent more time devoted to writing, he could have produced some masterpieces I believe because the quality of his writing is mostly very good. It is of interest to note evefything publication date is given as May and the letter and book were sent to Jan Herman in January Account Options Sign in.

Guilty Of Everything

But Huncke has his own unique place among the beats, a character and someone known about through the writings of others rather than through his own writing. Burroughs for the first time.

I mean that’s just plain stupidity. David Mamo rated it it was amazing Dec 16, As soon as he gets out herberh Dannemora, he hits 42nd Street and becomes addicted once again.