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This collection focuses on icons of the Beat generation as well as lesser known figures, including Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, John Clellon Holmes, Herbert Huncke, LeRoi Jones (Imamu Amiri Baraka), Ted Joans and Bob Kaufman. It also includes an exploration of the role of women and gender through the work of writers such as Carolyn Cassady and Bonnie Bremser. Beat Generation Writers uncovers the key influences on the movement, such as Indian and Buddhist philosophy, the 1960s counterculture, the poetry of Emerson and Whitman, European trends, and the Modernist tradition.


Focuses on some of the most popular writers of the last forty years. One of the few books to explore the role of women and gender in the Beat movement.

About the Author

A. Robert Lee is Professor of American Literature at Nihon University, Tokyo, having previously taught at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is the author of several book, including A Permanent Etcetera: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Post-War America (1993), Other Britain, Other British: Contemporary Multicultural Fiction (1995) and Designs of Blackness: Mappings in the Literature and Culture of Afro-America (1998).

Table of Contents


Brian Docherty (Birkbeck College and Goldsmiths' College, University of London)

The Names: Allen Ginsberg's Writings

John Muckle (University of Essex)

'I'm only a jolly storyteller and have nothing to do with politics' On The Road andVisions of Cody

R.J. Ellis (Nottingham Trent University)

William S. Burroughs and Language

David Ingram (West London Institute of Higher Education)

Journeys in the Mindfield: Gregory Corso Reconsidered

J. Phillip (University of Essex)

An Anarchist Among the Fl

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Lee, A. Robert
Pluto Press (UK)
London ;
Beat generation
American literature
American - General
American literature -- 20th century.
Literary Criticism : General
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Nr. 4329
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Professional and scholarly
9.2 x 5.9 x 0.75 in

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