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The Beat movement exploded into American culture in the early 1950s with the force of prophecy. Not just another literary school, it was an artistic and social revolution. William S. Burroughs proclaimed that the Beat writers were “real architects of change. There is no doubt that were living in a freer America as a result of the Beat literary movement, which is an important part of the larger picture of cultural and political change in this country during the last forty years, when a four-letter word couldnt appear on the printed page and minority rights were ridiculous.”

Anne Waldman, a renowned poet and longtime friend of many of these writers, has gathered in this volume a range of the best and most exemplary writings of the Beat poets and novelists. Selections from the Beat classics appear, as well as more recent prose and poetry demonstrating the continued vitality of the Beat experiment. Included are short biographies of the contributors, an extensive bibliography of Beat literature, and a unique guide to “Beat places” around the worldfrom Kerouacs hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts, where his novel Dr. Sax takes place, to Tangier, where Burroughs wrote parts of Naked Lunch.

Synopsis:

The Beat Movement that emerged in the early 1950s was not just another literary genre, but a literary and social revolution. This wide-ranging anthology of the best of Beat literature includes biographies of the writers and a literary guide to "Beat places" around the world.

Synopsis:

Here is an unusually diverse collection of Beat voices, including not only Kerouac, Burroughs, and Ginsberg, but Amiri Baraka, Gregory Corso, Diane di Prima, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Joanne Kyger, Michael McClure, Peter Orlovsky, Gary Snyder, and Philip Whalen. Also included are short biographies of the writers and a "Literary Guide to Beat Places" around the world.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [366]-373).

Table of Contents

  1. Gregory Corso
  2. Jack Kerouac
  3. Neal Cassady
  4. Allen Ginsberg
  5. Peter Orlovsky
  6. Diane di Prima
  7. John Wieners
  8. William S. Burroughs
  9. Amiri Baraka
  10. Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  11. Joanne Kyger
  12. Lew Welch
  13. Lenore Kandel
  14. Philip Whalen
  15. Bob Kaufman
  16. Michael McClure
  17. Gary Snyder.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570624278
Subtitle:
Writings from the Beat Generation
Editor:
Waldman, Anne
Foreword:
Ginsberg, Allen
Editor:
Waldman, Anne
Author:
Waldman, Anne
Author:
Ginsberg, Allen
Foreword:
Ginsberg, Allen
Publisher:
Shambhala
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Beat generation
Subject:
General Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1999-23
Publication Date:
20070710
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.2 x 1.2 in .95 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The Beat Movement that emerged in the early 1950s was not just another literary genre, but a literary and social revolution. This wide-ranging anthology of the best of Beat literature includes biographies of the writers and a literary guide to "Beat places" around the world.
"Synopsis" by , Here is an unusually diverse collection of Beat voices, including not only Kerouac, Burroughs, and Ginsberg, but Amiri Baraka, Gregory Corso, Diane di Prima, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Joanne Kyger, Michael McClure, Peter Orlovsky, Gary Snyder, and Philip Whalen. Also included are short biographies of the writers and a "Literary Guide to Beat Places" around the world.
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