"Forest Beatniks" and "Urban Thoreaus": Gary Snyder, Jack Kerouac, Lew Welch and Michael McClure

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This study examines the Beat Movement's strong desire for a reconnection with nature. Although each took a different path in pursuing this goal, the writers considered here sought a new and closer relationship with the natural world. Phillips' (writing, Michigan State University's James Madison College) reading of their work connects these writers and their associates with the later development of the environmental movement and the deep ecology worldview. Annotation c. Book ...
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First Edition/First Printing, with no additional printings listed on the copyright page. Hardcover with glossy pictorial boards, without dustjacket as published. One of the ... Modern American Literature New Approaches Series. Vol. 22. 170 pages with index. These four "Beat writers, Gary Snyder, Jack Kerouac, Lew Welch, Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure along with others, helped provide a crucial spark that ignited the environmental movement of the 1970s and provided the foundation for the development of the current "Deep Ecology" worldview. Scarce title. A fine copy. As new. Unread. From my smoke-free collection. Ships in well-padded box. Read more Show Less

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This study examines the Beat Movement's strong desire for a reconnection with nature. Although each took a different path in pursuing this goal, the writers considered here sought a new and closer relationship with the natural world. Phillips' (writing, Michigan State University's James Madison College) reading of their work connects these writers and their associates with the later development of the environmental movement and the deep ecology worldview. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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  • ISBN-13: 9780820441597
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Series: Modern American Literature Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 169

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