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by Steven Watson

Author: Steven Watson
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Pantheon; Lst ed. edition (November 14, 1995)
Pages: 387 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.9
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Circles of the Twentieth Century by. Steven Watson.

Circles of the Twentieth Century by. Ginsburg, Burroughs, and Kerouac are, at a half-century's remove, now honored as the "visionaries" of the subtitle of this book, their works considered by most critics as 20th-century classics.

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Concisely told and full of fascinating detail, The Birth of the Beat Generation chronicles the life and times of the maverick poets and novelists William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac, as well as the San Francisco group, which included Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Gary Snyder. It also evokes the figures surrounding them, including Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso, Herbert Huncke, and Peter Orlovsky.

of the Beat Generation : Visionaries, Rebels, and Hipsters, 1944-1960. This book will help out those who are new to the Beats, and those who would like some background

The Birth of the Beat Generation : Visionaries, Rebels, and Hipsters, 1944-1960. Book in the Circles of the Twentieth Century Series). In this, Watson follows an outline of the history of the Beats once articulated by Allen Ginsberg, starting with how they came together as a group and then moving on to describe the writing of their key works, their struggles against censorship, and their eventual success and notoriety. This book will help out those who are new to the Beats, and those who would like some background. It isn't just about the birth, it spans the whole genration, and the aftermath.

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THE BIRTH OF THE BEAT GENERATION: Visionaries, Rebels, and Hipsters 1944-1960. THE Beat Generation "is no longer about poetry. The Beat Generation is now about everything. Quoted in the margins, Gregory Corso's words sum up this book's raison d'être - and the current Beat wave. The Beats are back, without having ever really been gone. Never truly "in," they enjoy hip underground cachet; never truly "out," they unabashedly endorse Nike and Gap.

But it’s also a mesmerizing mix of melodrama and farce. It leaves out none of the squalid details - jail terms, bisexual bedroom scenes, mistreatment of women, and enough drugs to start a pharmaceutical chain. It also leaves you respecting their sullen, manic integrity: They had the courage of their reckless convictions.

The second volume in the acclaimed series that brings to life the groups of avant-garde writers, artists, and patrons who were keystones of what has come to be called Modernism, this book sheds new light on the hard-living, maverick poets and novelists--William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and others--who coalesced into the Beats. Illustrations.