Naked Angels: The Lives and Literature of the Beat Generation

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Energy, conviction, and unexpected brilliance.-New Yorker. The definitive history of the 'beat generation'.... It is an authoritative piece of literary history as a result of which Kerouac, Burroughs, and Ginsberg will be read with greater understanding, sympathy, and insight.-Leon Edel. Naked Angels is continually illuminating...written with insight, passion, and an awareness of just how prophetic these men were in their lives and works. I consider it an essential book.-John Clellon Holmes. Strong, urgent, ...
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Overview

Energy, conviction, and unexpected brilliance.-New Yorker. The definitive history of the 'beat generation'.... It is an authoritative piece of literary history as a result of which Kerouac, Burroughs, and Ginsberg will be read with greater understanding, sympathy, and insight.-Leon Edel. Naked Angels is continually illuminating...written with insight, passion, and an awareness of just how prophetic these men were in their lives and works. I consider it an essential book.-John Clellon Holmes. Strong, urgent, ultimately thrilling.-Peter Schjeldahl, New York Times Book Review. As fine a view as we are likely to get of this vibrant phase in American literary history.-Chicago Sun-Times. A thoroughly readable and persuasive work...by far the best extensive commentaries on the works of Burroughs, Kerouac, and Ginsberg.-Thomas Parkinson, American Literature.
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Chicago Sun-Times
"As fine a view as we are likely to get of this vibrant phase in American literary history."
New Yorker
"Energy, conviction, and unexpected brilliance."
Library Journal
The angels-naked or otherwise-are Beat gods Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs. Tytell's 1976 volume studies the trio's lives and work. It also considers how the Beat movement fit into societal changes after World War II, through the nifty Fifties into the Sixties hippie movement, itself an evolution of the Beats taken to the extremes of sex, drugs, and music. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070657243
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/1976
  • Pages: 273

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