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Beat down to your soul : what was the Beat generation? / edited with an introduction by Ann Charters
New York : Penguin Books, c2001
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 4th Floor  PS228.B6 B39 2001    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc
Beat generation
Physical Description xxxvii, 663 p. ; 21 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 655-657)
Contents Circular from America / George Barker -- Award to Lawrence Ferlinghetti / Al Bendich -- Poets and odd fellows; The village scene / Bonnie Bremser (Brenda Frazer) -- Follow the East River; Blues for Bonnie -- Take 1, January 1960 / Ray Bremser -- a portrait of the hipster / Anatole Broyard -- The cult of Unthink / Robert Brustein -- Yowl for Jay McInerney / Christopher Buckley and Paul Slansky -- Remembering Jack Kerouac / William S. Burroughs -- From Off the Road ; Foreword to Grace Beats Karma / Carolyn Cassady -- Letter to Jack Kerouac, February 1951; Letter to Carolyn Cassady, October 16, 1958 / Neal Cassady -- With Jack Kerouac in Hyannis / Ann Charters -- Hipsters, flipsters, and finger poppin' Daddies: a note on His Lordship, Lord Buckley, the hippest of the hipsters / Samuel Charters
Poets hitchhiking on the highway; Spontaneous requiem for the American Indian / Gregory Corso -- The floating bear, a newsletter; Rant / Diane di Prima -- Punching a hole in the big lie: the achievement of William S. Burroughs / Ann Douglas -- Dionysus and the beat generation; Four letters on the archetype / William Everson -- Note on poetry in San Francisco ; From "work-in-progress" ; A Buddha in the woodpile" / Lawrence Ferlinghetti -- White like me: Anatole Broyard / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- Letter to John Allen Ryan, September 9, 1955 ; Letter to Richard Eberhart, May 18, 1956 ; "Poetry, violence, and the trembling lambs" / Allen Ginsberg -- This is the Beat Generation ; The Philosophy of the Beat Generation / John Clellon Holmes -- The Needle ; From "guilty of everything" / Herbert Huncke -- From "Minor characters" / Joyce Johnson -- From "How I became Hettie Jones" / Hettie Jones -- Abomunist manifesto /Bob Kaufman
From "who wouldn't walk with tigers" / Eileen Kaufman -- He's just wild about writing: W.S. Burroughs' "The wild boys" / Alfred Kazin -- Meeting Neal Cassady / Joan Haverty Kerouac -- I Ching: December 28, 1984 / Ken Kesey -- Tapestry ; It is lonely ; My Father died this spring / Joanne Kyger -- The Beats / Wayne Lawson -- Black Beats: the signifying poetry of LeRoi Jones/Imamu Amiri Baraka, Ted Joans, and Bob Kaufman / A. Robert Lee -- Hipster and Beatnik / Norman Mailer -- Leave the word alone / Edward Marshall -- Where the open road meets howl / Ian Marshall -- Burroughs' "Naked lunch" / Mary McCarthy -- 1957 ; A letter to my daughter who will be four years old ; The hunt ; Piece / Joanna McClure -- Poetry of the 6 / Michael McClure -- Anatomy of a Beatnik / Fred W. McDarrah --From "Beat Thing" ; Poetry & Jazz / David Meltzer -- Preface to "the Subterraneans" / Henry Miller
Review of "On the Road", September 5, 1957 / Gilbert Millstein -- To Allen Ginsberg / Czeslaw Milosz -- Down the road / Joyce Carol Oates -- The only rebellion around / Paul O'Neil -- Collaboration: Letter to Charlie Chaplin / Peter Orlovsky -- A conversation with my Father / Grace Paley -- The Beat writers: phenomenon or generation / Thomas Parkinson -- Children of the Beats / Daniel Pinchbeck -- The Know-nothing Bohemians / Norman Podhoretz -- Disengagement: the art of the Beat Generation / Kenneth Rexroth -- Thirsting for peace in a raging century / Ed Sanders -- Notes on the Beat Generation ; The new wind ; Buddhism and the possibilities of a planetary culture ; From "Cold mountain poems" / Gary Snyder --Songs for bird and myself / Jack Spicer -- American dreamers: Melville and Kerouac / Robert Stone -- Kerouac's sound / Warren Tallman
The other night at Columbia: a report from the Academy / Diana Trilling -- The disappearing Bohemian / David L. Ulin -- On the sidewalk / John Updike -- Linages & Legacies ; Influence: language, voice, beat and energy of Kerouac's poetry ; Notes on sitting beside a noble corpse ; One inch of love is an inch of ashes ; burroughs: Hurry up. It's time. / Anne Waldman -- Introduction to Ginsberg's "Howl for Carl Solomon" ; Letter to Joseph Renard, March 24, 1958 / William Carlos Williams -- What do you think of by Buddha? / Tom Wolfe -- Panel Discussion with Women Writers of the Beat Generation (1996) Carolyn Cassady, Ann Charters, Joyce Johnson, Hettie Jones, Eileen Kaufman, Joanna McClure -- chronology of selected books, magazines, films, and recordings relating to Beat Generation authors (1950-2000)
Summary In this wide-ranging anthology, Beat scholar Ann Charters brings together more than seventy-five essays, reviews, memoirs, poems, and sketches that evoke the credos and the controversies surrounding the Beat generation writers of the 1950s. Charters includes discussions of all the major Beat figures-Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady, Diane di Prima, Gary Snyder, and many more-from commentaries by the Beats themselves as well as by such writers as Henry Miller, William Carlos Williams, Mary McCarthy, Joyce Carol Oates, Tom Wolfe, Grace Paley, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Charters also explores the humorous side of the Beat generation, its place in post-war American culture, and the contribution of the important women authors who also wrote Beat
Alternate Author Charters, Ann

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