What's missing from the American underground? Not publicity for funding, but vital links to the culture of poverty. Bruce Benderson, novelist and commentator, takes you on a philosophical and personal journey into new and old bohemia. His last stop is vanishing Times Square, where middle class thrill-seekers used to have contact with underclass dealers and hustlers. In this book-length essay, written in the tradition of the old-style manifesto, Benderson seeks to restore id to the creative act. His perverse yet courageous goal is to invent a "new degeneracy."
Used availability for Bruce Benderson's Toward the New Degeneracy
January 1997 : USA Paperback