Lars Movin

Lars Movin is a writer, filmmaker and editor based in Denmark. He has written Beat – på Sporet af den Amerikanske Beatgeneration, a general overview of the history of the Beat Generation, which includes research on William S. Burroughs’ visit in Denmark in 1957. In 2007 he co-edited and co-wrote William S. Burroughs i Danmark which documents Burroughs’ visit in Copenhagen on October 29th, 1983 (with more than 80 never before published photos from the event). His latest publications include a monograph on Captain Beefheart and a 688 page volume on the downtown scene in New York in the 1970s and 80’s.

As a filmmaker Lars directed the documentary Words of Advice – William S. Burroughs on the Road (with Steen Møller Rasmussen) (2007). The film was published on DVD by American distributor Microcinema in 2010. Lars also made two shorter films: Lowell Celebrates Kerouac (with Steen Møller Rasmussen) (1998), which is about Kerouac in Lowell; and Angkor Wat – a poem by Allen Ginsberg (2004), a poetic video notebook from Angkor Wat with fragments of Ginsberg’s poem (read by Lawrence Weiner) on the soundtrack.

He has also published for books (as editor/author) and made a portrait film about the most prominent Danish Beat writer Dan Turèll (1946-1993).

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1 Response to Lars Movin

  1. Mark Jacobs says:

    Dear Lars Movin,

    Would you be interested in San Fran ‘60s, a collection of autobiographical short stories about Sixties San Francisco? For the approaching 45th anniversary of the Summer of Love, Escallonia Press will be promoting a paperback edition this spring and soliciting the opinions of experts such as yourself. At you can request a copy of the ms. as an MSWord file or a PDF file. Or if you prefer, we can send you a copy of the paperback.

    Here are some recent responses:

    “It’s fun, with a quirky style… There’s plenty of colour evoked and the language has a brisk and bold rhythm. There’s an authenticity, an authority…” Simon Warner, PhD, author of Text, Drugs, and Rock’n’Roll, published by Bloomsbury, and Lecturer, Popular Music Studies, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

    “I… found it very readable. It certainly brings back the era with an inside look. I think it could find readers in Germany.” Juergen Ploog, “Germany’s last beatnik poet,“ novelist, author of Facts of Fiction. Essays on Contemporary Literature.

    “This book does an unbelievably good job of capturing the feel of the 60s. The pace is perfect. The rhythm is perfect… And some of the images are searing – they stick with you for days after you read them.” Phil Kain, Phd, Professor of Philosophy, Santa Clara University

    “Jacobs captures a series of lost moments, a fleeting glimpse into a gossamer universe, a soundtrack to a film that had yet to become a a replay.Take a trip to the plastic-fantastic past…. ” –Davis Schneiderman, William Burroughs scholar, and author of the novels Drain (Northwestern) and BLANK (Jaded Ibis).

    “It’s entertaining to read. It condenses a complex reality into a fictional landscape that captures some of the rosy and bitter flavors of a time that continues to be mythologized in history.” –Nadya Zimmerman, author of Counterculture Kaleidoscope: Musical and Cultural Perspectives on Late Sixties San Francisco

    Thanks, Mark Jacobs


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