Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution

Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution

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Overview

Winner of an American Book Award, this collection is an unprecedented exploration of the lives, writings, and astonishing stories of the longoverlooked women of the Beat Generation from the famous Carolyn Cassady & Jan Kerouac to the relatively undiscovered Mary Fabilli & Helen Adam. The art, prose, & poetry selected represent the full range & development of the work of 40 women, highlighting the lives & work of these famed iconoclasts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573241380
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 10/01/1998
Edition description: 2nd Revised ed.
Pages: 366
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author


Brenda Knight is the author of Women Who Love Books Too Much and Women of the Beat Generation, winner of an American Book Award. A scholar of medieval literature and modern poetry, she lives in San Francisco, California.

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti

This is the first time a writer has taken the trouble to really think about it...

Allen Ginsberg

Many thanks for the long overdue assemblage of Women of the Beat Generation.

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Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
samantha464 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A wonderfully comprehensive overview of the often overlooked female half of the beat movement. This collection avoids the pitfalls of many similar anthologies, that offer either only the bare bones of its subjects, or go too far in depth on too few poets. A great tie-in with the more common works on Kerouac, Burroghs, etc., with well written back stories as well as a good selection of poetry. A good introduction to this slice of American literary history, and an essential item for anyone who wants to study the beats in-depth.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be intersting and informative about the lives of some of the unknown women in the beat generation. Especially I enjoyed Elise Cowan. Quite unappreciated and bordering on mad.. as most brilliant people are.