Beat culture : the 1950's and beyond /
edited by Cornelis A. Van Minnen, Jaap van der Bent, Mel van Elteren ; with contributions from David Amram ... [et al.].
Amsterdam VU University Press, 1999.
ii, 278 p. ; 24 cm.
A Look Inside
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
The U.S. Context and the Beats in Europe
The United States in the Truman and Eisenhower Yearsp. 15
On and Off the Road: The Outsider as Young Rebelp. 31
"Holy Amsterdam Holy Paris": The Beat Generation in Europep. 49
The Beats as a Counterculture
The Culture of the Subterraneans: A Sociological View of the Beatsp. 63
"Real Country and Real People": The Countercultural Pastoral 1948-1971p. 93
Beating the Censor: The "Howl" Trial Revisitedp. 107
Singing Subversion: Folk Music and the Counterculture in the 1950sp. 117
Jack Kerouac
This Song's for You, Jack: Collaborating with Kerouacp. 131
The Divine Comedy of the Bebop Buddha: Kerouac, Jazz, and "IT"p. 149
"Born to Play": Discipline and Play in Jack Kerouac's Narratives of Footballp. 159
Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Mother Not Mentor but Muse: Naomi Ginsberg and the Creation of "Kaddish" (1958)p. 173
"When I Think of Death I Get a Goofy Feeling": Reflections on Death and Afterlife in Ginsberg's Poetryp. 181
A Post-Generation X's View on Ginsbergp. 189
When He Looks at Pictures: Lawrence Ferlinghetti and the Literary Tradition of Ekphrasisp. 195
Gender and Ethnicity
Beat Women: A Transitional Generationp. 211
Queer Shoulders, Queer Wheel: Homosexuality and Beat Textual Politicsp. 221
The Promised Land Blues: Allen Ginsberg and LeRoi Jones/Amiri Barakap. 241
Chicanisma's Beat Outrider? The Texts and Contexts of Oscar Zetap. 251
The Beat Legacyp. 269
Notes on Contributorsp. 275
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