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Call Number:
647.959788 Stevens
Publisher, Date:
Lakewood, Colo. : Centipede Press, c2008.
Description:
448 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Summary:
"For over 25 years, Muddy's Java Café hosted the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Micheline and all of Denver's mayors and Colorado's governors during its redoubtable career. With a lively dialogue of politics, philosophy, and religion, Muddy's also served as a halfway house for runaway teens and a place where jazz musicians came to jam after their regular gigs. Bill Stevens has created an uproariously funny, nostalgic, and bittersweet look at one [of] the West's best-known coffeehouses"--P. [4] of cover.
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ISBN:
9781933618401 (pbk.)
193361840X (pbk.)
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Summary
<p>Philosophical coffeehouses, those hotbeds of liberal ideas, poetry readings, strange cigarettes, and all-night jazz sessions, were a hallmark of the Beat era.</p> <p>Muddy's Java Cafe hosted the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, and virtually all of Denver's mayors and Colorado's governors during its illustrious career. As a sometimes-halfway house for runaway teens, Muddy's was also home to jazz musicians who came and jammed after their regular gigs and a place to talk politics or Nietzsche in a convivial, relaxed atmosphere. Muddy's was more than a coffeehouse: it was a Denver institution for nearly twenty years.</p> <p>Bill Stevens has created an uproariously funny, nostalgic, and melancholy look at one of the West's best-known java joints. Places like Muddy's existed in large cities all across the United States, and its stories are universal.</p>
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