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Howling in the Wilderness: Allen Ginsberg 1956

George Cotkin

in Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190218478
eISBN:
9780190218508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218478.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Opening with Allen Ginsberg’s reading of the incomplete Howl at the Six Gallery in the fall of 1955, this chapter follows the composition of the poem, its publication, and the subsequent censorship ... More


(Back) Toward a Stranger Democracy

Todd F. Tietchen

in Cubalogues: Beat Writers in Revolutionary Havana

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035208
eISBN:
9780813039633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035208.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on Allen Ginsberg's “Prose Contribution to Cuban Revolution,” which attributes the revolution's blind spot in regards to sexuality to Castro's continued adherence to puritanical ... More


Angelic Visions

Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

in Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735796
eISBN:
9781621031666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

As John Clellon Holmes tried to deal with the disappointment of his novel’s rejection by Knopf, he began to realize that he was closer to an answer to his dilemma than he thought after reading ... More


‘Vision music’: Bob Dylan via Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg

Laurence Coupe

in Beat Sound, Beat Vision: The Beat Spirit and Popular Song

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071126
eISBN:
9781781702079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071126.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter tries to align Bob Dylan with Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, and to determine which of the two serves as Dylan's mentor, noting that Kerouac and Ginsberg had been closely identified with ... More


The Rising Tide of Fame

Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

in Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735796
eISBN:
9781621031666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Between 1952 and 1956, John Clellon Holmes struggled financially because what he was earning as a writer was not enough. In late September 1953 he met Jack Kerouac unexpectedly, when he and his wife ... More


Beat Sound, Beat Vision: The Beat Spirit and Popular Song

Laurence Coupe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071126
eISBN:
9781781702079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071126.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book reveals the ideas behind the Beat vision that influenced the Beat sound of the songwriters who followed on from them. Having explored the thinking of Alan Watts, who coined the term ‘Beat ... More


Poetry in a Cold World: Brodsky, Walcott, Ginsberg, Said, Heaney

Justin Quinn

in Between Two Fires: Transnationalism and Cold War Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198744436
eISBN:
9780191805783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744436.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

For the most part, transnational literary studies has been concerned with a revision of the First World–Third World binary inherited from postcolonial theory. But the Second World—that created by the ... More


Beat Religion and the Choice

Arthur Versluis

in American Gurus: From Transcendentalism to New Age Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199368136
eISBN:
9780190201951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368136.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Discusses the religious significances of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs and the Beat movement. Argues Burroughs is an outlier figure. Kerouac in particular exemplifies American ... More


Fiction

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Following an overview of canonical Beat Generation artists such as Kerouac and Ginsberg, this chapter examines the status of women writers in the 1950s and a close reading of James Baldwin’s Another ... More


A Torrent of Words

Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

in Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735796
eISBN:
9781621031666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

As insecure, aspiring young novelists, John Clellon Holmes and Jack Kerouac engaged each other in unacknowledged competition. Their disputes shaped the artistic path each of them would ultimately ... More


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