Naked angels : Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs / John Tytell.

by Tytell, JohnLooking glass.

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Ivan R. Dee, [2006]Description: 273 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm.ISBN: 1566636833; 9781566636834.Subject(s): Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997Looking glass | Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997Looking glass | Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969Looking glass | American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticismLooking glass | Authors, American -- 20th century -- BiographyLooking glass | Bohemianism -- United StatesLooking glass | Beats (Persons) -- BiographyLooking glass
Contents:
Part 1: Broken Circuit -- Part 2: First Conjunctions -- William Burroughs -- Jack Kerouac -- Allen Ginsberg -- Part 3: Books -- Black Beauty of William Burroughs -- Jack Kerouac: eulogist of spontaneity -- Allen Ginsberg and the Messianic tradition -- Afterword -- Notes and acknowledgments -- Selected bibliography -- Index.
Note: Originally published: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1976.;
Publication date of 2006 from www.ivanrdee.com.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-267) and index. Summary: From the Back Cover: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William S Burroughs-their emergence in the late 1950s as the leading figures of the Beat movement marked one of the most spectacular developments in post-World War II American literature. John Tytell's classic study examines their attempt to redefine a complacent society's notion of sanity and normalcy and to reinvent their own lives through jazz, drugs, and law-breaking, acts that ultimately led to new forms of expression. A fascinating blend of literary and social criticism, history, and biography, Naked Angels is an indispensable introduction to the lives and work of these seminal figures, and an unsurpassed look at the powerful influence they had on the 1960s and beyond.
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Originally published: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1976.

Publication date of 2006 from www.ivanrdee.com.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-267) and index.

Part 1: Broken Circuit -- Part 2: First Conjunctions -- William Burroughs -- Jack Kerouac -- Allen Ginsberg -- Part 3: Books -- Black Beauty of William Burroughs -- Jack Kerouac: eulogist of spontaneity -- Allen Ginsberg and the Messianic tradition -- Afterword -- Notes and acknowledgments -- Selected bibliography -- Index.

From the Back Cover: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William S Burroughs-their emergence in the late 1950s as the leading figures of the Beat movement marked one of the most spectacular developments in post-World War II American literature. John Tytell's classic study examines their attempt to redefine a complacent society's notion of sanity and normalcy and to reinvent their own lives through jazz, drugs, and law-breaking, acts that ultimately led to new forms of expression. A fascinating blend of literary and social criticism, history, and biography, Naked Angels is an indispensable introduction to the lives and work of these seminal figures, and an unsurpassed look at the powerful influence they had on the 1960s and beyond.

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Library Journal Review

The angels-naked or otherwise-are Beat gods Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs. Tytell's 1976 volume studies the trio's lives and work. It also considers how the Beat movement fit into societal changes after World War II, through the nifty Fifties into the Sixties hippie movement, itself an evolution of the Beats taken to the extremes of sex, drugs, and music. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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John Tytell is professor of English at Queens College (CUNY) and the author of Ezra Pound, Reading New York, Paradise Outlaws, The Living Theatre, and Passionate Lives. He lives in New York City.

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