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The Transnational Beat Generation free pdf The Beat Generation writers and artists are typically identified as an American movement. Yet travel, Buddhism, drug experimentation, and European surrealism and romanticism were an integral part of the ethos behind the movement. This collection of essays will map writers such as Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti globally and explore parallel movements and writers in other countries. Incorporating contemporary theories of globalization and transnationalism, this insightful book provides a more nuanced understanding of both the Beats and America. This volume will look at: Beat critiques of postwar capitalism Beat resistance to oppressive political regimes Beat reaction to sweeping cultural changes The essays are written in a lively and accessible manner and the collection will serve as an introduction to Beat Studies because of its comprehensive nature. It will be a natural adoption for courses on the beats - a substantial subset of 20th-century literature courses - and will fit into 20th-century literature surveys, and courses on transnational literature, as well."

About Nancy M. Grace

Nancy M. Grace is the Virginia Myers Professor of English and chair of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at The College of Wooster. She is the author of The Feminized Male Character in Twentieth-Century Literature, co-editor of Girls Who Wore Black: Women Writing the Beat Generation (with Ronna C. Johnson), co-author of Breaking the Rule of Cool: Interviewing and Reading Beat Women Writers (with Ronna C. Johnson), and author of Jack Kerouac and the Literary Imagination. She the published and edited 681 Lexington Avenue: A Beat Education in New York City 1947-1945 (2008) by Elizabeth Von Vogt, sister of John Clellon Holmes. Grace is a founding board member of the Beat Studies Association and co-editor of The Journal of Beat Studies. Jennie Skerl was associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at West Chester University and is a founding board member and past president of the Beat Studies Association. She has published William S. Burroughs, William S. Burroughs at the Front: Critical Reception, 1959-1989 (co-edited with Robin Lydenberg), A Tawdry Place of Salvation: The Art of Jane Bowles, and Reconstructing the Beats. Skerl edited the Winter 2000 special issue of College Literature on Teaching Beat Literature and contributed to Naked Lunch @ 50 (edited by Oliver Harris and Ian Macfadyen).

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Author : Nancy M. Grace
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 03 February 2012
ISBN : 0230108415
EAN : 9780230108417
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 294 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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