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3. The Beat novel: Kerouac and Burroughs

3. The Beat novel: Kerouac and Burroughs  

David Sterritt

in The Beats: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365890
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199796779.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199796779
How united were the Beats? Can they be described as a group at all?‘The Beat novel: Kerouac and Burroughs’ highlights the works and careers of two of the most famous members of the Beat ... More
6. The Beat legacy

6. The Beat legacy  

David Sterritt

in The Beats: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365890
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199796779.003.0006
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9780199796779
What did the Beat Generation have in common with the Hippies of the 1960s? Was the ‘flower-child’ agenda an extension of the Beat's main interests? ‘The Beat legacy’ considers what impact ... More
The Beats: A Very Short Introduction

The Beats: A Very Short Introduction  

David Sterritt

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365890
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199796779.001.0001
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book
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9780199796779
The Beats: A Very Short Introduction offers an overview of the social, cultural, and aesthetic sensibilities of the Beats, bringing out the similarities that connected them, ... More
5. The Beats and popular culture

5. The Beats and popular culture  

David Sterritt

in The Beats: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365890
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199796779.003.0005
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9780199796779
The Beats were very popular during the 1950s and 1960s, their fame exceeding their size. ‘The Beats and popular culture’ examines how we have come to our image of the Beat Generation today ... More
2. Beats, beatniks, bohemians, and all that jazz

2. Beats, beatniks, bohemians, and all that jazz  

David Sterritt

in The Beats: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365890
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199796779.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199796779
Where does the term ‘beat’ come from? Jack Kerouac gave the term, which possibly dates back to the Civil War, its most enduring meaning. ‘Beats, beatniks, bohemians, and all that jazz’ ... More
5. The British Bestseller

5. The British Bestseller  

John Sutherland

in Bestsellers: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776960
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10.1093/actrade/9780199214891.003.0005
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9780199214891
‘The British bestseller’ highlights the influence of cultural and commercial differences between Britain and the USA. The bestseller ‘machine’ arrived with Walter Scott. The early twentieth ... More

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