The Beat Book by Anne Waldman

The Beat Book Writings from the Beat Generation Paperback Jul 10 2007

By Anne Waldman
Paperback
$19.48 USD

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 we’re 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 couldn’t 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 world - from Kerouac’s hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts, where his novel DR. SAX takes place, to Tangier, where Burroughs wrote parts of NAKED LUNCH.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Shambhala Publications Inc
Publication date
Jul 10 2007
Language
English
ISBN-13
9781590304556
ISBN-10
1590304551
Weight
446g
Dimensions
135mm x 213mm