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9780141001517

Beat Down to Your Soul What Was the Beat Generation?

Beat Down to Your Soul What Was the Beat Generation?
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  • ISBN-13: 9780141001517
  • ISBN: 0141001518
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Publisher: Penguin USA

AUTHOR

Charters, Ann

SUMMARY

In this wide-ranging anthology Beat scholar Ann Charters brings together more than seventy-five essays, reviews, memoirs, poems, & sketches that evoke the credos & the controversies surrounding the Beat generation writers of the 1950s. Charters includes discussions of all the major Beat figures--Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady, Diane di Prima, Gary Snyder, & many more--from commentaries by the Beats themselves as well as by such writers as Henry Miller, William Carlos Williams, Mary McCarthy, Joyce Carol Oates, Tom Wolfe, Grace Paley, & Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Charters also explores the humorous side of the Beat generation, its place in post-war American culture, & the contribution of the important women authors who also wrote Beat.Charters, Ann is the author of 'Beat Down to Your Soul What Was the Beat Generation?', published 2001 under ISBN 9780141001517 and ISBN 0141001518.

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