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Beatific Orientalism: Gary Snyder and Zen

Josephine Nock-Hee Park

in Apparitions of Asia: Modernist Form and Asian American Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332735
eISBN:
9780199868148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332735.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines Gary Snyder's interest in the Far East as a mode of reclaiming a native sense of America. The fifties counterculture turned to the Orient in search of a subterranean America, ... 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


Introduction

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/9780719071126.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the Beat movement, examining the word ‘Beat’, which is generally acknowledged to refer to the beat of bebop music. It then defines several related terms, including ... More


Cubalogues: Beat Writers in Revolutionary Havana

Todd F. Tietchen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035208
eISBN:
9780813039633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035208.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Immediately after the Cuban Revolution, Havana fostered an important transnational intellectual and cultural scene. Later, Fidel Castro would strictly impose his vision of Cuban culture on the ... 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


“A Silent Beat in Between the Drums”: Bebop, Post-Bop, and the Black Beat Poetics of Bob Kaufman

John Lowney

in Jazz Internationalism: Literary Afro-Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Black Music

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041334
eISBN:
9780252099939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041334.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

No writer exemplifies the importance of bebop for African American poetry more than Bob Kaufman. And no writer aside from Hughes has had a greater impact on subsequent jazz poetry than Kaufman. ... More


Neurotica

Susan G. Davis

in Dirty Jokes and Bawdy Songs: The Uncensored Life of Gershon Legman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042614
eISBN:
9780252051456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042614.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In search of an outlet for his book Love & Death, Legman joined Irving “Jay” Landesman in publishing the little magazine Neurotica: A Journal of Lay Psychoanalysis (1948-51).This chapter sets out the ... More


Zen and the Art of Negative Capability

Anne C. McCarthy

in Keats's Negative Capability: New Origins and Afterlives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941817
eISBN:
9781789623253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941817.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter traces the intersection between the language of Keatsian negative capability and the discourse of Buddhism in its ongoing encounters with Western traditions. Although largely associated ... More


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