Masterpieces of Beat Literature
The writers of the Beat Generation wrote during a particularly chaotic period in modern history. They responded to the threat of the nuclear age, the anti-Communist hysteria that gripped America, and the cultural pressure to conform to social conventions. Written for students and general readers, this book examines 7 masterpieces of Beat literature.
Periods of cultural conflict often give birth to remarkably creative literary works. The writers of the Beat Generation wrote during a particularly chaotic time in modern American history, as they confronted the threat of a nuclear war, the rise of anti-Communist hysteria, and the growing pressure to conform to social conventions. They drew upon the works of jazz musicians, anarchist poets, and others to create an enormously influential and popular body of writing. This book is a guide to their achievement.
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Dittman (humanities & social sciences, Butler Cty. Community Coll.;Jack Kerouac: A Biography ) provides chapters on John Clellon Holmes'sGo , Kerouac'sOn the Road andThe Dharma Bums , Allen Ginsberg ... Read full review