The Beat Generation and Counterculture

The Beat Generation and Counterculture

Author: Raj Chandarlapaty

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433106035

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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The Beat Generation and Counterculture examines three authors associated with the «Beat Generation» - Paul Bowles, William S. Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac - and the relevance of their attempt to travel, learn, and write about exotic non-Western cultures and repressed minority cultures in the United States, projecting the influence of history, premodern religious practices, and postcolonial social and intellectual problems into the written development of countercultural ethos and praxis. The Beat Generation and Counterculture underscores T. S. Eliot's emphasis on «earning tradition - that is, in order for the corrupt, decultured, and unimaginative West that had been ruined by World War II to survive, it would have to internalize and project the value of distant cultures that had been misunderstood and racialized for centuries. This book also addresses the frequent criticism that these authors were «orientalist», white writers who freely translated non-Western culture without giving any credit to its creators.
The Beat Generation and Counterculture
Language: en
Pages: 180
Authors: Raj Chandarlapaty
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Peter Lang

The Beat Generation and Counterculture examines three authors associated with the «Beat Generation» - Paul Bowles, William S. Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac - and the relevance of their attempt to travel, learn, and write about exotic non-Western cultures and repressed minority cultures in the United States, projecting the influence of
The Beat Generation
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Christopher Gair
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-01 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Without them, the Hippies and the Punks would never have existed. The Beat Generation were a revolutionary group of poets, drifters, musicians, and visionaries whose gritty spontaneous prose explored alienation, repression, and what it meant to be a member of the human race in post-WWII American society. Through the iconic
The New Beat Generation - Rapmusic in the Tradition of the American Counter Culture
Language: en
Pages: 13
Authors: Florian Arleth
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-16 - Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 2,0, University of Heidelberg (Anglistisches Seminar), course: PS II "The Post-War American Counter Culture", language: English, abstract: As soon as rap music had proven to be something more than a
Charles Bukowski, Outsider Literature, and the Beat Movement
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Paul Clements
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-26 - Publisher: Routledge

This book uses cultural and psycho-social analysis to examine the beat writer Charles Bukowski and his literature, focusing on representations of the anti-hero rebel and outsider. Clements considers the complexities, ambiguities, and contradictions represented by the author and his work, exploring Bukowski’s visceral writing of the cultural ordinary and everyday
Beatniks: A Guide to an American Subculture
Language: en
Pages: 180
Authors: Alan Bisbort
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-11-25 - Publisher: Greenwood

This is a revealing look at the events and personalities that defined the Beat Generation, drawing on over three decades of research. • Includes original interviews with such Beat Generation luminaries as Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Ann Charters, and Roy Harper. • Offers an annotated bibliography containing a discography, recommended