The Cambridge Companion to the Beats Hardback
Part of the Cambridge Companions to Literature series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 332 pages, Worked examples or Exercises
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 13/02/2017
- Category: Literature: history & criticism
- ISBN: 9781107184459