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The Beat Ecologies of Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac

Sarah Daw

in Writing Nature in Cold War American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474430029
eISBN:
9781474453783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430029.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter Four develops the previous chapter’s investigation into the substantial influence of translated Chinese and Japanese philosophical writing on presentations of an ecological Nature in Cold War ... 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


‘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


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


Ginsberg’s Prophetic Guru

Linda Freedman

in William Blake and the Myth of America: From the Abolitionists to the Counterculture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198813279
eISBN:
9780191851261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813279.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

For Allen Ginsberg, Blake was more than a poetic influence, he was a spiritual forefather. Blake played an integral role in Ginsberg’s relentless self-fashioning and Ginsberg repeatedly turned to ... 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


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


The Ruins of Inter-Americanism

Harris Feinsod

in The Poetry of the Americas: From Good Neighbors to Countercultures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190682002
eISBN:
9780190682033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682002.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

During the early Cold War, inter-Americanism often took shape in the genre of postromantic meditations on pre-Columbian ruins. These ruin poems are usually understood as expressions of universal ... More


The Fugs Are Coming

Daniel Kane

in "Do You Have a Band?": Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231162975
eISBN:
9780231544603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162975.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The Fugs’ music drew on writers as diverse as Blake, Swinburne, Auden and Ginsberg, creating entirely new forms of reception for texts that had traditionally been consigned to the page. And yet, most ... 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


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


The Breath of a Poem: Confessional Print/Performance circa 1959

Christopher Grobe

in Art of Confession: The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829170
eISBN:
9781479839599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829170.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Today, we may know confessional poetry as a set of texts that are printed in books, but in its time it was also a performance genre. This chapter demonstrates how the performance of poems—in 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


Writing Nature in Cold War American Literature

Sarah Daw

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474430029
eISBN:
9781474453783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430029.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Writing Nature is the first full-length ecocritical study of Cold War American literature. The book analyses the function and representation of Nature in a wide range of Cold War texts, and reveals ... 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


Apocryphal Lorca: Translation, Parody, Kitsch

Jonathan Mayhew

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226512037
eISBN:
9780226512051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226512051.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Federico García Lorca (1898–1936) had enormous impact on the generation of American poets who came of age during the cold war, from Robert Duncan and Allen Ginsberg to Robert Creeley and Jerome ... 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


Perfect Fools

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/9781604735796.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

When Go was finally published, it did not get the attention John Clellon Holmes had expected. On October 12, 1952, Go received its first long review courtesy of the New York Herald Tribune, although ... More


What Am I Doing Here?

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/9781604735796.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Less than a month after the publication of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, John Clellon Holmes finished his new jazz novel, titled The Horn. By this time, he and Kerouac were already the object of strong ... More


Brand Reading

Merve Emre

in Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226473833
eISBN:
9780226474021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474021.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

While speech and bodily posturing offer two distinct if interrelated approaches to communication, consumption offers a new angle on what it means to communicate as a nationalized subject. This ... More


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