Gasoline & Vestal Lady on Brattle
Author: Gregory Corso
Publisher: City Lights Publishers (2001)
Gasoline & Vestal Lady on Brattle is volume number 8 in the City Lights Pocket Series.
"Open this book as you would a box of crazy toys, take in your hands a refinement of beauty out of a destructive atmosphere. These combinations are imaginary and pure, in accordance with Corso's individual (therefore universal) desire."
"Gregory is a gambler. He suffers reverses, like every man who takes chances. But his vitality and resilience always shine through, with a light that is more than human: The immortal light of his muse."
–William S. Burroughs
" . . . A touch young kid from the Lower East Side who rose like an angel over the rooftops and sang Italian songs as sweet as Caruso and Sinatra, but in words . . . Amazing and Beautiful Gregory Corso, The one and only Gregory the Herald. Read slowly and see."
"[M]ore than fifty years on from when it was first published in 1958, Gasoline (City Lights, 1958) by Beat poet Gregory Corso is a seminal book in the birth of that particular literary generation."
–Paul Stubbs, 3AM Magazine