Carl Weissner (1940- ), German writer and translator of experimental fiction, published the avantgarde newspaper, Klactoveedsedsteen (1965-1969), and established a Beat Generation scene in Germany after living in New York and San Francisco between 1968 and 1970. Weissner translated the works of various avantgarde authors, including William Burroughs, Charles Bukowski, Nelson Algren, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Lowry, Harold Norse, Jack Micheline, Andy Warhol, Denton Welch and Frank Zappa. Weissner’s own books of experimental fiction include So Who Owns Death TV? (1967 with William Burroughs and Claude Pélieu), The Braille Film (1970), The Louis Project (1970 with Jan Herman), Cut Up or Shut Up (1972 with Jan Herman and Jürgen Ploog), and Burroughs (1994 with Michael Köhler).
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Abstract The Carl Weissner Archive consists of correspondence, tapes of poetry readings, manuscripts and graphic materials by international avantgarde writers of the 1960s, and some monographs and serials related to these authors. Included are works by such authors as William Burroughs, Harold Norse, Ezra Pound, Charles Bukowski, Claude Pélieu, Mary Beach, Dan Georgakas, Donatella Manganotti, and Jan Herman, as well as Carl Weissner himself. Many of these artists were part of the Fluxus movement.