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Memoirs Of A Beatnik

Author : Diane Di Prima
ISBN : 0714530751
Genre : Beat generation
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Memoirs of a Beatnik is an account of a young artist coming of age sensually and intellectually. The book grew out of the author's own experience as a bold and independent woman who dropped out of college at the age of 18 in order to write.
Category: Beat generation

Poetics Of Emergence

Author : Benjamin Lee
ISBN : 9781609386979
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Experimental poetry responded to historical change in the decades after World War II, with an attitude of such casual and reckless originality that its insights have often been overlooked. However, as Benjamin Lee argues, to ignore the scenes of self and the historical occasions captured by experimental poets during the 1950s and 1960s is to overlook a rich and instructive resource for our own complicated transition into the twenty-first century. Frank O'Hara and fellow experimental poets like Amiri Baraka, Diane di Prima, and Allen Ginsberg offer us a set of perceptive responses to Cold War culture, lyric meditations on consequential changes in U.S. social life and politics, including the decline of the Old Left, the rise of white-collar workers, and the emergence of vernacular practices like hipsterism and camp. At the same time, they offer us opportunities to anatomize our own desire for historical significance and belonging, a desire we may well see reflected and reconfigured in the work of these poets.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Poetry Deal

Author : Diane Di Prima
ISBN : 9781931404150
Genre : Poetry
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The first full-length collection of new poems in decades from San Francisco's groundbreaking feminist Beat poet.
Category: Poetry

Italian Signs American Streets

Author : Fred L. Gardaphé
ISBN : UCSC:32106016726405
Genre : Social Science
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In the first major critical reading of Italian American narrative literature in two decades, Fred L. Gardaphé presents an interpretive overview of Italian American literary history. Examining works from the turn of the twentieth century to the present, he develops a new perspective—variously historical, philosophical, and cultural—by which American writers of Italian descent can be read, increasing the discursive power of an ethnic literature that has received too little serious critical attention. Gardaphé draws on Vico's concept of history, as well as the work of Gramsci, to establish a culture-specific approach to reading Italian American literature. He begins his historical reading with narratives informed by oral traditions, primarily autobiography and autobiographical fiction written by immigrants. From these earliest social–realist narratives, Gardaphé traces the evolution of this literature through tales of “the godfather” and the mafia; the “reinvention of ethnicity” in works by Helen Barolini, Tina DeRosa, and Carole Maso; the move beyond ethnicity in fiction by Don DeLillo and Gilbert Sorrentino; to the short fiction of Mary Caponegro, which points to a new direction in Italian American writing. The result is both an ethnography of Italian American narrative and a model for reading the signs that mark the “self-fashioning” inherent in literary and cultural production. Italian Signs, American Streets promises to become a landmark in the understanding of literature and culture produced by Italian Americans. It will be of interest not only to students, critics, and scholars of this ethnic experience, but also to those concerned with American literature in general and the place of immigrant and ethnic literatures within that wide framework.
Category: Social Science

Merely Being There Is Not Enough

Author : Heike Mlakar
ISBN : 9781599426563
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Despite the advent of second wave feminism in the late 1960s, it took more than twenty years before feminist literary criticism started to pay attention to the complex role of women Beat writers. Merely Being There Is Not Enough theorizes the memoirs of Diane di Prima, Joyce Johnson, Hettie Jones, and Brenda Frazer, and analyzes their contributions to the Beat movement. Among the writings of female Beat authors, the memoir has become the most commonly used literary genre. At the height of the Beat movement, Frazer published Troia: Mexican Memoirs in 1969, the same year that saw the publication of di Prima's Memoirs of a Beatnik . Most female Beat voices, however, remained astonishingly silent until 1983, when Johnson published Minor Characters: A Young Woman's Coming of Age in the Beat Generation . Johnson's long-time friend Jones followed with How I Became Hettie Jones in 1990. The memoirs of Beat women chronicle the Beat-1950s and the intimate relationships with icons of the time: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, and Ray Bremser. Being there at a crucial moment in history validates female Beats' stories as indispensable social documents of the 1950s. To make women Beat writers visible and to categorize their memoirs, this work immerses in the almost paradoxical project of defining a category of female Beat writing when it is the nature of Beat literature and its rebellious aesthetics to dismiss any kind of labeling. Women Beats unsettle the categories of Beat writing and culture: Therefore, a revision and re-examination of Beat history is inevitable to understand the movement's literary expression.
Category: Literary Criticism

Young White And Miserable

Author : Wini Breines
ISBN : STANFORD:36105000075676
Genre : Middle class
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In "Young, White, and Miserable" Wini Breines compellingly shows how the feminist movement of the 1960s found momentum in the seemingly peaceable time of the 1950s, and argues that mixed messages given to white middle class girls during this decade lent fuel to the fire that would later become feminism. Concluding with a look at the life and suicide of social scientist Anne Parsons, Breines gives us a poignant view of conditions that led to the women's movement. -- From publisher's description.
Category: Middle class

The Birth Of The Beat Generation

Author : Steven Watson
ISBN : UOM:39076002965775
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Profiles such writers as William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac, and notes important events in Beat history.
Category: Literary Criticism

Haiku

Author : Diane Di Prima
ISBN : 0998861650
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Haiku originated in New York City in 1964, when Beat Generation poet Diane di Prima gave West Coast assemblage artist George Herms a series of seasonal poems that would lead him to create a suite of woodcuts illustrating them.
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Beat Culture

Author : William Lawlor
ISBN : 9781851094004
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The coverage of this book ranges from Jack Kerouac's tales of freedom-seeking Bohemian youth to the frenetic paintings of Jackson Pollock, including 60 years of the Beat Generation and the artists of the Age of Spontaneity. * Over 250 A–Z entries on the most important people, places, movements, themes, and scholarship, including entries on related cultural movements outside the United States, which set the Beats in an international context * A chronology highlighting artistic and historical events including the legendary poetry reading by Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and others at the 6 Gallery * Over 40 illustrations of Beat clothing, the Beat "pad," and the styles and tastes of the period * Images of the most photographed literary group in history and maps of their travels, such as Jack Kerouac and his legendary freight train journeys across the United States and Mexico
Category: Literary Criticism

The Beats

Author : Ann Charters
ISBN : UCSC:32106020063928
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

The Beats

Author : Gale Cengage
ISBN : PSU:000020319991
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Contains biographical sketches of American avant-garde writers sharing certain diverse aesthetic and social concerns in the mid-twentieth century, not the least a shared mistrust of the American "virtues" of progress and power after the atomic bomb.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Dinners Nightmares

Author : Diane Di Prima
ISBN : 0867193956
Genre : Poetry
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Last Gasp proud to bring back this early. Boat classic Diane di Prima has long been recognized as on of the strongest voice of her generation, and one of the few women wh was able to break through the male dominated beatnik scene. Her poetic portrayal of lowlife Bohemians and revolutionary mentalities shatter the conservative myths of the Fifties and lay bare the emerging sexual experimentation that would shape the Sixties.
Category: Poetry

The Beat Generation

Author : PETER LANG
ISBN : UOM:39015056188785
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Fourteen contributions from scholars in the U.S. and abroad discuss the Beat movement in literature. The majority of the essays explore the works of Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Gary Snyder. Other topics include a discussion of Chicano writer Oscar Zeta Acosta as a Beat writer and the influence of the Beats on contemporary German and Dutch literature. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Literary Criticism

Beat Down To Your Soul

Author : Ann Charters
ISBN : UOM:39015050699555
Genre : Fiction
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An anthology of works by Beat figures, as well as essays and commentaries, explores the light side of the Beat generation, its impact on post-World War II American culture, and the contribution of women authors.
Category: Fiction

The Beat Generation

Author : Zott, Lynn Marie Zott
ISBN : 0787675725
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Recollections Of My Life As A Woman

Author : Diane Di Prima
ISBN : UOM:39015050789273
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of the most prominent female voices of the Beat generation speaks out about her life in the 1950s Greenwich Village art and literary scenes.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Italian Americana

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105131532132
Genre : Italian Americans
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My Autobiography

Author : Barbara Henning
ISBN : UOM:39015070730208
Genre : Poetry
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Poetry. A new book of poems by the author of You, Me & The Insects and Love Makes Thinking Dark. "In this witty, post-Oulipian take on you-are-what-you-read, Henning dispossesses, recycles, and levels out the singular lines she lifts from the likes of Bataille, Joyce, or Gertrude Stein, all the way to authors of travel aned cookbooks that sit on her shelves. The resulting seventy-one 'sonnets' sound their orphaned music: 'strangers now, but once we were lovers' with the hidden glee of the artist behind her console, sampling, spinning, shredding, and remixing. My Autobiography is a concept, a mirror, a community: see you there!"--Chris Tysh.
Category: Poetry

Venus Bound

Author : John De St. Jorre
ISBN : UCSC:32106012725021
Genre : History
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Presents the history of Olympia Press and its founder, Maurice Girodias, who published both pornography and the works of esteemed authors
Category: History