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Collins, Ronald K. L
Mania : the story of the outraged and outrageous lives that launched a cultural revolution / Ronald K.L. Collins & David M. Skover
Oak Park, Ill. : Top Five Books, 2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PS228.B6 C65 2013    DUE 05-15-14 BILLED
Subject(s) Beat generation
Subject Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997
Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997
Subject(s) Literature and society -- United States
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Physical Description xi, 464 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 427-452) and index
Summary By the time Lucien Carr stabbed David Kammerer to death on the banks of the Hudson River in August 1944, it was clear that the hard-partying teenage companion to Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady, and William S. Burroughs might need to reevaluate his life. A two-year stint in a reformatory straightened out the wayward youth but did little to curb the wild ways of his friends. What is more remarkable than the manic lives they led is that they succeeded-- remaking their own generation and inspiring the ones that followed
Contents Prologue -- The chase -- The asylum -- The poem & prosecution -- The trial & tribulation -- Epilogue: Legacy
NOTE 520704
Alternate Author Skover, David M., 1951-

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