The Beat Generation

by Jamie Russell

The Beat Generation

  • ISBN-13: 9781903047859
  • Author(s): Jamie Russell
  • Subject: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)|19th century fiction
  • Publisher: No Exit Press
  • Imprint: Pocket Essentials
  • Publication Date: 01-02-2002
  • Format: p/b

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The infamous Beat Generation's stories of drugs, sex and the search for an alternative to mainstream life have become literary milestones in popular culture and within university courses and schools. With an introductory essay examining the importance of these writers and their cultural impact, later chapters are devoted to specific members of the movement, both famous (Burroughs, Ginsberg and Kerouac) and obscure (Neal Cassady and Herbert Huncke).
About the book

The infamous Beat Generation's stories of drugs, sex and the search for an alternative to mainstream life have become literary milestones in popular culture and within university courses and schools. With an introductory essay examining the importance of these writers and their cultural impact, later chapters are devoted to specific members of the movement, both famous (Burroughs, Ginsberg and Kerouac) and obscure (Neal Cassady and Herbert Huncke).