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    Beat Generation

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    ISBN: 9781903047859
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    Pub Date01/02/2002
    Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
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    In Search of the Beats: Were they angel-headed hipsters, dope smoking dropouts or the most exciting group of writers in postwar American literature? Their stories of drugs, sex and the search for an alternative to 'squaresville' have cornered the market in cult literature, remaining hip even while being taught on university courses and...

    The infamous Beat Generation's stories of drugs, sex and the search for an alternative to mainstream life have become literary milestones in popular culture and within university courses and schools. With an introductory essay examining the importance of these writers and their cultural impact, later chapters are devoted to specific members of the movement, both famous (Burroughs, Ginsberg and Kerouac) and obscure (Neal Cassady and Herbert Huncke).