Encyclopedia of Beat Literature, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1438109083
  • ISBN-13: 9781438109084
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 416 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Since the 1950s, the experimental style, bohemian life, and rebellious attitudes of the Beats have influenced literature and culture. Many Beat writers and their associates, such as Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Robert Creeley, and Kathy Acker, are now included in classroom anthologies, and continue to have popular appeal for their unorthodox writing style and anti-authoritarian point of view.

In an A-to-Z format, Encyclopedia of Beat Literature contains hundreds of entries on all the major figures and great works of the Beat movement. Contributors include distinguished Beat scholars and friends of the Beat generation, including the Beat poets Andy Clausen and Ed Sanders. Other features include a foreword by Ann Charters, an afterword by Tim Hunt, and photographs by the legendary Beat photographer Larry Keenan.