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Posted March 9, 2003
Perfect Introduction to the Beats
This book has so much to offer a student or interested person who is studying the beatniks. It includes classics such as Ginaberg's 'Howl' and excerpts from Kerouac's 'On the Road'. This book illustrates wonderfully the mindset of a generation before Vietnam that questioned their surroundings and openlly talked about its problems.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 8, 1999
Best compilation of the better known beat writers ever
This book provides information enough to be of interest to the casual reader, a beat expert, someone who already knows a little about beatnik culture, or someone you want to become intersted in the literature. All the necessary information is there, plus a little extra. My only criticism is that it can't include all the writers of the movement, but then the book would be the size of the Complete Works of Shakespeare plus a city phonebook, so then you'd have to that 'Portable' out of the title. But, this book is amazing, definately readable.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 22, 2009
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