The Beat Book

The Beat Book

Poems and Fiction of the Beat Generation

Book - 1995
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An anthology of the best of the beats edited by Anne Waldman (who should know) and containing a chronology of the movement from Kerouac to Snyder. The emphasis is on the the poetry and prose excerpts; However, the volume includes brief biographical sketches, an introduction by Ginsberg, a recommended beat vacation guide of the places where the gang passed out or recovered, and more scholarly references. The writers selected for inclusion represent the core of beat: Corso, Kerouac, Ginsberg, Orlovsky, di Prima, Burroughs, Baraka, Ferlinghetti, Kyger, Kandel, Kaufman, Whalen, McClure, and Snyder. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 1995.
ISBN: 9781570620003
Branch Call Number: 811.5408 Be
Characteristics: xxiii , 376 p. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Waldman, Anne 1945-


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