The Birth of the Beat Generation: Visionaries, Rebels, and Hipsters, 1944-1960 (Repr of 1995 ed)

The Birth of the Beat Generation Visionaries Rebels and Hipsters Repr of ed The second volume in the acclaimed series that brings to life the groups of avant garde writers artists and patrons who were keystones of what has come to be called Modernism this book sheds new li

  • Title: The Birth of the Beat Generation: Visionaries, Rebels, and Hipsters, 1944-1960 (Repr of 1995 ed)
  • Author: Steven Watson
  • ISBN: 9780375701535
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Paperback
  • The second volume in the acclaimed series that brings to life the groups of avant garde writers, artists, and patrons who were keystones of what has come to be called Modernism, this book sheds new light on the hard living, maverick poets and novelists William S Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and others who coalesced into the Beats Illustrations.From the HardThe second volume in the acclaimed series that brings to life the groups of avant garde writers, artists, and patrons who were keystones of what has come to be called Modernism, this book sheds new light on the hard living, maverick poets and novelists William S Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and others who coalesced into the Beats Illustrations.From the Hardcover edition.

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    • Watson writes a good book about a sour subject. Allen Ginsburg, William Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac represented and metastasized a decade of ennui, anger, obsession, and violence, and along the way created the script for the homogenized and mainstreamed "Beat Generation."Watson does not romanticize his subjects or their milieu. Their lives were a bitter stew of broken homes, sociopathic relationships, violent psychotic behavior, rampant drug addiction, violence against women, inability to focus [...]


    • Jazz, drugs, sexual adventurism, existential nihilism, dark glasses, bohemian non-conformity, cool disaffection, gratuitous despair. What's not to like? The beats followed the world war and preceeded the hippies. Only in America.


    • In The Birth of the Beat Generation, Steven Watson takes the reader on a trip through the ups and downs of the main characters of the Beat movement of the 1950s. Beginning with a simple scene setting, he dives right into the childhood years of the major Beat icons. Afterwards, his narrative changes from person as subject to event as subject. Following the introductions of Burroughs, Kerouac, and Ginsberg, each new subsection is informally titled by events Watson considers to be important factors [...]


    • I read this for a special topics course in beat literature in school. I remember the course itself being a great experience. I also remember pretending to enjoy the beats way more than I did because of the enthusiasm of the professor and the drive to be as cool as my classmates who were obviously relating much more deeply to Kerouac, Ginsberg, et al than I was. This book was assigned for general background for the course and was by far my favorite thing I read that semester. In particular, I enj [...]


    • I picked this book up when I visited San Francisco for the first time. I had heard about the Beat Generation but didn't fully know who and what it was about until I read this book. Very interesting read. I recommend this book for anyone who is interested in the Beat Generation and wants a succinct, fascinating story to read.



    • I really think these guys were annoying as all get-out, but for some reason I force myself to keep reading about them.


    • Very informative. Fun to read, nice set up. I like that it never lingered too much on one topic and therefore stayed interesting.Good use of quotes, pictures and slang for support.



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