Allen Tobias

Allen Tobias was born in New York City in 1943, and attended public schools in Brooklyn. He entered Columbia College in 1960, majoring in English Literature, studying under Angus Fletcher, Meyer Schapiro, Robert Brustein, Steven Marcus and others.

He became secretary to Allen Ginsberg in 1966. More recently, he’s written and presented on the Beats at Columbia, at NYU on two occasions, at U Mass, Lowell, and at the Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, The Netherlands, in both 1999 and 2012. Also, Allen produced a major exhibition, “The Lion For Real, Allen Ginsberg at Columbia” in 2002-2003. He continues to read, write, study and collect and writes on art for Examiner.com. He remains devoted both to scholarly and to creative pursuits.

9 Responses to Allen Tobias

  1. Allen Tobias says:

    Hi,

    Was the collection containing abstracts of the 2012 conference presenters published? Where can I find it?

    Best,

    Allen

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    • oliverharris says:

      Dear Allen,

      We’re still working on putting all the abstracts together. Watch this space…

      Best beat wishes,

      Oliver

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      • ALLEN TOBIAS says:

        Dear Oliver,

        Did anything come of a collection of the abstracts of the 2012 conference?

        I had forgotten all about it when I turned to your site.

        Best,

        Allen

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    • Bob Freedman says:

      Allen,
      Did you, by chance, go to McBurney?

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      • Allen Tobias says:

        The gym and basketball court, and the pool, yes.

        Do we know each other?

        And what is your connection to the Beat world of scholars and fans?

        Let me know!

        Write me!

        A

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      • ALLEN TOBIAS says:

        I wrote back that yes, I played ball at the McBurney Y but never attended the school. I did attend Erasmus Hall HS and Columbia College.

        I did not hear back from you.

        Allen

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    • Allen Tobias says:

      Hi, Allen,

      Have we met?

      And did you hear EITHER OF MY TALKS, 1999 or 2012?

      What is your name. street daddress and/or email address?

      I will try to send you an update!

      A

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    • Allen Tobias says:

      Hi, Allen,

      Have we met?

      And did you hear EITHER OF MY TALKS, 1999 or 2012?

      What is your name. street eaddress and/or email address?

      I will try to send you an update!

      A

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  2. Allen Tobias says:

    Hi, Oliver,

    Was there any publication of abstracts either of the 2012 or 2013 conference or do you anticipate that there may be?

    Keep me posted of future events.

    Allen

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