The Cambridge Companion to the Beats, Hardback Book

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The Cambridge Companion to the Beats offers an in-depth overview of one of the most innovative and popular literary periods in America, the Beat era.

The Beats were a literary and cultural phenomenon originating in New York City in the 1940s that reached worldwide significance.

Although its most well-known figures are Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S.

Burroughs, the Beat movement radiates out to encompass a rich diversity of figures and texts that merit further study.

Consummate innovators, the Beats had a profound effect not only on the direction of American literature, but also on models of socio-political critique that would become more widespread in the 1960s and beyond.

Bringing together the most influential Beat scholars writing today, this Companion provides a comprehensive exploration of the Beat movement, asking critical questions about its associated figures and arguing for their importance to postwar American letters.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 332 pages, Worked examples or Exercises
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Literature: history & criticism
  • ISBN: 9781107184459

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