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The Portable Beat Reader

The Portable Beat Reader

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by Ann Charters (Editor)

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Through poetry, fiction, essays, song lyrics, letters, and memoirs, this authoritative single-volume collection of Beat literature captures the triumphant energy of a movement that swept through American letters with hurricane force.
Featuring: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Gary Snyder, Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso, Diane Di Prima, Bob Dylan,

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Portable Beat Reader 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.