The Beat Generation
Brand: Scarecrow Press

The Beat Generation

  • Publish Date: 1998-04-30
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: William Lawlor

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Discusses the appropriate place for the Beats in the literary canon and curriculum and provides an overview of teaching practices at schools and universities throughout the United States.

Individual chapters on general Beat literature, Burroughs, Ginsberg, and Kerouac provide the substance of the bibliography. Annotated references for primary and secondary materials include audio tapes, videos, CD-ROMs, and web sites, as well as standard printed sources. Besides the famous triumvirate of Beat writers, The Beat Generation features a section entitled Other Beats which includes bibliographical paragraphs on seventy-five authors and editors associated with the Beat movement.

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