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Photos. New. 6 x 9 " 9781550027341 2007 paperback book First printing. BRAND NEW from 2007 publisher. Never opened, Never read, Never Marked. Gift Giving quality. 6" x 9" size. illustrated with photographs. 317 pages with Chronology, Index, Family Trees, B&W Maps of famous Beat sites in New York City, Denver, San Francisco, Mexico City, Lowell & Paterson, illustrated with B&W photos throughout. Who were the Beats? They certainly weren't the sandal-clad beatniks of popular lore. The real Beat writers were dedicated writers, experimenters, skit improvisers, theorizers, hedonists, close friends, and shapers of the future who hung out at Columbia University and cheap Times Square cafeterias, devouring ideas. Jack Kerouac's On The Road provided a pattern of adventure to restless youth. Allen Ginsberg donned a prophet's robe by writing Howl. William S. Burroughs warned against cultural mechanisms in Naked Lunch. Neal Cassady lived a high-energy life made him an icon of freedom. Traveling widely to see where the Beats had lived-gaining new insight into Kerouac's French-Canadian roots-author David Creighton enriches the meaning of On The Road and other Beat classics. In this book, Ecstasy of the Beats, he gives a fresh portrait of Carolyn Cassady, "Queen of the Beats", while showing how the world has taken up the Beats' message. He presents the four major Beats' lives as an unfolding story-the most complete yet offered-and invites the reader along on their journey toward ever-deeper levels of understanding. This book is: " Ecstasy of the Beats: A Road to Understanding", by David Creighton, published by Dundurn, Toronto, in English only. 2007 paperback book *** Secure packing ~ Safe shipping, since 1965 ***
Fine. A fine new copy. 217 pages, includes index, bibliography, chronology, plus family trees of significant Beat writers and maps of Beat sites. Illustrated throughout with the author's photographs, as he tours the world to gain greater understanding of the Beats culture and lifestyles. Published in conjunction with the Canada Council for the Arts.
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