World Beats: Beat Generation Writing and the Worlding of U.S. Literature

World Beats: Beat Generation Writing and the Worlding of U.S. Literature

by Jimmy Fazzino

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Overview

World Beats: Beat Generation Writing and the Worlding of U.S. Literature by Jimmy Fazzino

The Beats through a global lens

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611688986
Publisher: Dartmouth College Press
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Series: Re-Mapping the Transnational: A Dartmouth Series in American Studies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

JIMMY FAZZINO is a lecturer in the literature department and writing program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Worlding the Beats
A World, a Sweet Attention: Jack Kerouac’s Subterranean Itineraries
The Beat Manifesto: Avant-Garde Poetics, Black Power, and the Worlded Circuits of African American Beat Writing
A Multilayered Inspiration: Philip Lamantia, Beat Poet
Cut-Ups and Composite Cities: The Latin American Origins of Naked Lunch
For Africa . . . for the World: Brion Gysin and the Postcolonial Beat Novel
Columbus Avenue Revisited: Maxine Hong Kingston and the Post-Beat Canon
Notes
Bibliography
Credits
Index

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Brian T. Edwards

“Jimmy Fazzino has written a provocative book that brings the Beat writers into discussions of global U.S. literary studies. He makes a compelling case that we understand the subterranean connections, transnational itineraries, and poetic aspirations of both major and minor figures of the Beat generation as a worldliness that in turn reorients critical understanding of midcentury U.S. literature.”

Oliver Harris

“Theoretically sophisticated and critically informed, World Beats is a rich work of erudition and also a passionate engagement with cultural history that sets a new standard for transnational readings of Beat writings.”

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