The Transnational Beat Generation

Authors: Grace, N.

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This collection maps the Beat Generation movement, exploring American Beat writers alongside parallel movements in other countries that shared a critique of global capitalism. Ranging from the immediate post-World War II period and continuing into the 1990s, the essays illustrate Beat participation in the global circulation of a poetics of dissent.

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'The Transnational Beat Generation explores the global dimensions of Beat literature in a series of solidly researched essays about the world-wide influence of major and minor Beat authors during the second half of the twentieth century. This book will stimulate thought and provoke controversy as certainly as it will enlarge our frame of reference for Beat writing. It makes the case not only that Beat writers created literature that inspired resistance movements throughout the world, but also that they continue to represent the spirit of freedom to young readers everywhere.' Ann Charters, emeritus professor of American literature, University of Connecticut and editor of The Penguin Beat Reader and The Penguin Sixties Reader

'The Beat Generation has often been presented as quintessentially American despite its critique of American culture and politics. This collection brings new light to this avant-garde movement by re-examining the international aspects of its roots as well as later reverberations. With historical documentation and literary analysis these essays demonstrate convincingly that much of what we now associate with global postmodernism was already evident in the work of a more widely dispersed Beat Generation.' - Robin Lydenberg, Boston College

'In essays that range around the world and across cultures, The Transnational Beat Generation has marked out a rich field that makes a natural fit for artists who above all else lived and wrote beyond borders; this book will open up Beat Studies and point it in new, uncharted directions.' - Oliver Harris, president of the European Beat Studies Network


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction to Transnational Beat: Global Poetics in a Postmodern World

    Grace, Nancy M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • William S. Burroughs and U.S. Empire

    Hibbard, Allen

    Pages 15-30

  • Jack Kerouac and the Nomadic Cartographies of Exile

    Melehy, Hassan

    Pages 31-50

  • Beat Transnationalism under Gender: Brenda Frazer’s

    Johnson, Ronna C.

    Pages 51-66

  • The Beat Manifesto: Avant-Garde Poetics and the Worlded Circuits of African American Beat Surrealism

    Fazzino, Jimmy

    Pages 67-81

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Transnational Beat Generation
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-01449-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-01449-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10840-0
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-10841-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 282
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