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The Resource The daybreak boys : essays on the literature of the beat generation, by Gregory Stephenson

The daybreak boys : essays on the literature of the beat generation, by Gregory Stephenson

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The daybreak boys : essays on the literature of the beat generation
Title
The daybreak boys
Title remainder
essays on the literature of the beat generation
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by Gregory Stephenson
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Language
eng
Summary
In these critical essays Gregory Stephenson takes the reader on a journey through the literature of the Beat Generation: a journey encompassing that common ethos of Beat literature--the passage from darkness to light, from fragmented being toward wholeness, from Beat to Beatific. In his introduction, Stephenson provides a brief history of this literary and cultural phenomenon and establishes the basis of these authors' right to be called a "generation." He examines what sets the Beats apart from other writers of the postwar period, showing which qualities of the works of these dissimilar authors formed the nexus of a movement. He also discusses the effect they had on a very unaware and cautious public. Stephenson then provides original in-depth examinations of the writings of eight Beat authors and develops new perspectives on their work. He travels through Jack Kerouac's Duluoz Legend. following Kerouac's quests for identity, community, and spiritual knowledge. He examines Allen Ginsberg's use of transcendence in "Howl," discovers the Gnostic vision in William S. Burroughs' fiction, and studies the mythic, visionary power of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poetry. Stephenson also provides one of the first detailed examinations of the writings of lesser-known Beat authors: John Clellon Holmes. Gregory Corso, Richard Fariña, and Michael McClure. He explores the myth and the mystery of the literary legend of Neal Cassady. And in the conclusion Stephenson integrates the common traits of the Beat writers-- their use of primitivism, shamanism, myth and magic, spontaneity, and improvisation, all of which led them to a new idiom of consciousness and to the expansion of the parameters of American literature. --From publisher's description
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1947-
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Stephenson, Gregory
Dewey number
810/.9/0054
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portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PS228.B6
LC item number
S74 1990
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • American literature
  • Beats (Persons)
  • Littérature américaine
  • Beats (Persons)
  • American literature
  • Beat generation
  • Beat Generation
  • Littérature américaine
  • Beat generation
  • Beatgeneration
  • Beats (Persons)
  • Littérature américaine - 20e siècle - Histoire et critique
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The daybreak boys : essays on the literature of the beat generation, by Gregory Stephenson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-208) and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Circular journey: Jack Kerouac's Duluoz legend -- Allen Ginsberg's "Howl": a reading -- The gnostic vision of William S. Burroughs -- "The Arcadian map": notes on the poetry of Gregory Corso -- Homeward from nowhere: notes on the novels of John Clellon Holmes -- From the substrate: notes on the work of Michael McClure -- Toward organized innocencence: Richard Fariña's Been down so long it looks like up to me -- The "Spiritual optics" of Lawrence Ferlinghetti -- Friendly and flowing savage: the literary legend of Neal Cassady -- Conclusion
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ocm18908902
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 216 pages
Isbn
9780809315642
Lccn
88027095
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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portraits
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  • (Sirsi) o18908902
  • (OCoLC)18908902
Label
The daybreak boys : essays on the literature of the beat generation, by Gregory Stephenson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Circular journey: Jack Kerouac's Duluoz legend -- Allen Ginsberg's "Howl": a reading -- The gnostic vision of William S. Burroughs -- "The Arcadian map": notes on the poetry of Gregory Corso -- Homeward from nowhere: notes on the novels of John Clellon Holmes -- From the substrate: notes on the work of Michael McClure -- Toward organized innocencence: Richard Fariña's Been down so long it looks like up to me -- The "Spiritual optics" of Lawrence Ferlinghetti -- Friendly and flowing savage: the literary legend of Neal Cassady -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm18908902
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 216 pages
Isbn
9780809315642
Lccn
88027095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o18908902
  • (OCoLC)18908902

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