The Outsider was a legendary literary magazine that came out of the New Orleans French Quarter in the 1960's that published works by William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukowski, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Denise Levertov, Robert Creeley and Walter Lowenfels. Lujon Press also published handmade books in a variety of formats by authors like Bukowski and Henry Miller.

Filmmaker Wayne Ewing has a wonderful documentary about the journal and it's quirky creators, Jon and Gypsy Lou Webb. This is a must see for anyone interested in small press determination, beat writers and or the awesome history of the French Quarter.

Buy the DVD here

An interesting article about printing small press in the beat era, particularly The Outsider

Check out Jeff Weddle's awesome book about The Outsider and Loujon Press

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