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The best short story collection I've read...

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is by a Canadian author named Guy Vanderhaeghe. Admittedly, this is not beat stuff, but it does maintain the common thread of the alienated-coming-of-age-introspective... not surprising with a title like "Man Descending".

The twist is that all four stories take place in the context of the Canadian Prairies.... some in the 60's, some in modern times.

Guy has been called a "dark, domestic, dramatist" but he's more than that. His characters are what some BEAT characters might be if they were chained in one place for too long a time...

Well, check it out. "Man Descending".