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									Ann ChartersAnn Charters
Scholar, editor, and biographer of Beat generation writer Jack Kerouac -- she even penned the preface to his groundbreaking On the Road -- Ann Charters captures the passion and promise of one of the most culturally influential decades of the century.

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Ann Charters
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Date of Birth:
November 10, 1936
Place of Birth:
Bridgeport, Connecticut
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1957; M.A., Columbia University, 1959; Ph.D., 1965

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								The Portable Sixties Reader, Author: 
								Ann Charters (ed.).

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The Portable Sixties Reader
by Ann Charters (ed.)
Featuring over 100 essays, poems, and pieces of short fiction by some of America's most gifted writers, Charters' "compulsively readable collection" (according to the San Francisco Chronicle) captures the counterculture movement and its effects on modern literature.
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								Beat Down to Your Soul, Author: 
								Ann Charters (ed.).
*  Beat Down to Your Soul (1974)
*  Beats and Company: Portrait of a Literary Generation (1986)
*  Major Writers of Short Fiction: Stories and Commentaries (1993)
*  Jack Kerouac: Selected Letters, 1940-1956 (1995)
*  The Portable Jack Kerouac (1995)
*  The Portable Sixties Reader (2002)

*  See the Ann Charters chronology

The Best Book to Read First

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								The Portable Beat Reader, Author: 
								Ann Charters.

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The Portable Beat Reader
by Ann Charters
The Portable Beat Reader is a good example of Charters as tour guide in the realm where she is most at home. Kerouac fans should also check out her biography, which was written with the On the Road author's cooperation.