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Beat Poets
By Carmela Ciuraru (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Everymans Library
Publication date May 1, 2002
Pages 250
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375413322
ISBN-10 0375413324
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.50 by 6.50 in.
Weight 0.24 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
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Summary
Complemented by commentary on Beat poetics and selections from the letters of Beat Generation writers, this collection of expressive and improvisational poetry features contributions from Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Robert Creeley, Diane Di Prima, Gregory Corso, Denise Levertov, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Peter Orlovsky, and other notables. 20,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This rousing anthology features the work of more than twenty-five writers from the great twentieth-century countercultural literary movement. Writing with an audacious swagger and an iconoclastic zeal, and declaiming their verse with dramatic flourish in smoke-filled cafés, the Beats gave birth to a literature of previously unimaginable expressive range.

The defining work of Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac provides the foundation for this collection, which also features the improvisational verse of such Beat legends as Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gary Snyder, and Michael McClure and the work of such women writers as Diane DiPrima and Denise Levertov. LeRoi Jones’s plaintive “Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note” and Bob Kaufman’s stirring “Abomunist Manifesto” appear here alongside statements on poetics and the alternately incendiary and earnest correspondence of Beat Generation writers.

Visceral and powerful, infused with an unmediated spiritual and social awareness, this is a rich and varied tribute and, in the populist spirit of the Beats, a vital addition to the libraries of readers everywhere.

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9780375413322 | details & prices | 250 pages | 4.50 × 6.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.24 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Complemented by commentary on Beat poetics and selections from the letters of Beat Generation writers, this collection of expressive and improvisational poetry features contributions from Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Robert Creeley, Diane Di Prima, Gregory Corso, Denise Levertov, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Peter Orlovsky, and other notables.

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