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Beat Culture: Lifestyles, Icons, and Impact

Beat Culture: Lifestyles, Icons, and Impact

by William T. Lawlor


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The coverage of this book ranges from Jack Kerouac's tales of freedom-seeking Bohemian youth to the frenetic paintings of Jackson Pollock, including 60 years of the Beat Generation and the artists of the Age of Spontaneity.

• Over 250 A–Z entries on the most important people, places, movements, themes, and scholarship, including entries on related cultural movements outside the United States, which set the Beats in an international context

• A chronology highlighting artistic and historical events including the legendary poetry reading by Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and others at the 6 Gallery

• Over 40 illustrations of Beat clothing, the Beat "pad," and the styles and tastes of the period

• Images of the most photographed literary group in history and maps of their travels, such as Jack Kerouac and his legendary freight train journeys across the United States and Mexico

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781851094004
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/28/2005
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

William T. Lawlor, PhD, is writing emphasis coordinator and professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI.

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