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For this was a movement that cried out for a new and more human-oriented perspective in the midst of the dawn of the technocratic society

Her writing appears in The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock and Traditions: New York, among other books. For this was a movement that cried out for a new and more human-oriented perspective in the midst of the dawn of the technocratic society. In many ways the writings are more meaningful and better understood in that sense, as being representative of a profoundly reactive voice howling out against the pities of modern life.

The Rolling Stone Book. by Holly George-Warren. Authoritative tome on the Beat culture, exhaustive and detailed. May tell you much more about the Beats than you believed possible.

The definitive illustrated collection of Beat culture from the people who made the scene-now in paperbackIt's been nearly fifty years since Jack Kerouac took to the road, but Beat culture continues to be a popular and influential force in today's writing, music, and art.

A Rolling Stone Press book"-T. Includes bibliographical references (p. 427-429) and index. A compendium of words and images by and about writers and artists of America's Beat Generation, including William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Hunter S. Thompson, and Jack Kerouac.

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Featuring Rolling Stone pieces by William Burroughs and Lester Bangs . Pictorializing the Beat Generation. By Thriftbooks Fascinating compendium of Beat arcania

Featuring Rolling Stone pieces by William Burroughs and Lester Bangs, reminiscences by Ken Kesey, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer, and Bono, and photographs by Annie. com User, February 24, 2000. Fascinating compendium of Beat arcania. The graphic novelization of Kerouac's adventures in . and San Francisco by Rick Bleier especially cooks! Adult-oriented graphic narratives outside the parameters of standard fantasy or sci-fi genres are long overdue. Hope to see a complete book of Mr. Bleier's work. loved the book especially the illustrations by rick bleier.

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Featuring "Rolling Stone" pieces by William Burroughs and Lester Bangs, reminiscences by Ken Kesey, Kurt Vonnegut .

Featuring "Rolling Stone" pieces by William Burroughs and Lester Bangs, reminiscences by Ken Kesey, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer, and Bono, and photographs by Annie Leibovitz and Gerard Malanga, this treasury of Beat lore and literature is a true collectors item. Read full description. See details and exclusions. Best-selling in Non-Fiction. See all. Current slide {CURRENT SLIDE} of {TOTAL SLIDES}- Best-selling in Non-Fiction.

The Beat Generation was a literary movement started by a group of authors whose work explored and influenced American culture and politics in the post-war era. The bulk of their work was published and popularized throughout the 1950s

The Beat Generation was a literary movement started by a group of authors whose work explored and influenced American culture and politics in the post-war era. The bulk of their work was published and popularized throughout the 1950s.

Beat culture is presented in this volume in words and pictures from the people who made it happen. It includes insights and reminiscences from many of the leading figures to provide a celebration of this chapter of social and literary history. The collection includes: essays written especially for the book by, among others, Carolyn Cassady, Hettie Jones, Ann Charters, David Amram, Stephen Davis, Douglas Brinkley, Anthony DeCurtis, Richard Hell; classic "Rolling Stone" pieces by William Burroughs, Hunter S. Thompson, Lester Bangs, Robert Palmer, Michael McClure and others; reminiscences by Ken Kesey, Kurt Vonnegut, Lou Reed, Anne Waldman, Norman Mailer, Bono and Graham Parker; and photographs by Allen Ginsberg, Gerard Malanga, Annie Leibovitz, Mellon and more.

Comments: (7)

Dandr
The book offered a number of interviews, past articles and photos from the Rolling Stone archives I had not been able to find before. A very good reference book!
Blacknight
Good reading good shape
Not-the-Same
Did you know that the Beats were actually the real revolutionaries? The Hippy generation was a bunch of conformist follower sheep. Read this book if you like history.
Geny
Anyone who has read the Beats extensively will note gaps and errors in this collection. It conveys many popular myths, but any scholar of this era will be a bit disappointed.
Usaxma
Not what i thought. Don't buy if you want something with pics.
Boraston
For me, this book represented both a challenge and a labor of love, for it was a real culture shock for someone who has enough life experience (and is therefore old enough) to look back some forty years to recall and appreciate, in all its too-predictable homogeneity, the suffocating conformity of America in the 1950s, and how the growth and flowering of the so-called "beat" consciousness rose to challenge the politics, economics, and social life of the contemporary society. This is indeed a definitive collection of writings, photographs, and etchings that faithfully recalls the nature of beat society. The first impressions we had were silly stereotypes offered in TV series like Dragnet, where the beats were pictured as psychopathic con men trying to fleece the general public with their esoteric jargon. But then again, how would one expect someone as conventional and strait-laced as Jack Webb to "grok" onto the nature of the beats or what they were trying to say?
Everyone who was someone in the beat movement is represented here, from poet and Citylights bookstore owner Lawrence Ferlinghetti to Allen Ginsberg, from William Burroughs to Graham Parker, from Annie Leibovitz to Hunter Thompson. And what they have to say is most revealing, both about themselves as individuals as well as for the beat movement as a whole. For this was a movement that cried out for a new and more human-oriented perspective in the midst of the dawn of the technocratic society. In many ways the writings are more meaningful and better understood in that sense, as being representative of a profoundly reactive voice howling out against the pities of modern life. And in many things, the beat movement and the accompanying humanistic-oriented ethos it developed was the nurturing force that allowed the flowering of the sixties counterculture. However, as even a cursory reading of these materials will attest, the beat movement was much more than that.
The book traces the movement through four essential stages; first, the birth and growth of the movement with the rise of poets like Allen Ginsberg and the fabled Poetry Renaissance in San Francisco as well as the emergence of beat forms of Jazz music. Then, the three major icons of the beat culture are introduced and surveyed: Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and Allen Ginsberg, whose combined legacy to the beat culture and to modern popular culture are each in turn examined. This is a wonderful book, one full of singular prose and absolutely historic literary pieces. This is one you will want to own, to browse and prowl through, and to read in spurts and starts. There are a myriad of great bits contained here, all of which are cobbled together beautifully by the editors of Rolling Stone. I heartily recommend this book, one that offers the reader a delightfully real and vibrant glimpse into a brief shining moment in popular American culture, once upon a time when ordinary men and women thought and wrote and played with extraordinary thoughts and observations about the nature of life in contemporary America. Enjoy!
Trex
I have a fascination with the Beats so I was receptive to what may be called some of the low points. What was of real interest to me was reading the aftermath (children of beats) of their adventures and Bohemian lifestyle. Most of their family lives (their offspring) were beyond dysfunctional but disasterous. If you're going to live this lifestyle use contraceptives.
The book offers an insider view of the personalities and why things came together so brilliantly and why they fell apart. The Beats (Ginsberg, Kerouac, Burroughs, Cassady) were the Beatles (Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Starr) of the 50's. Their personalities jelled into the same kind of perfect symmetry and synergy that exploded into something bigger than any of the parts. And the book does an excellent reporting of the times and undercurrents that brought it all together. The illusion of a united mindset was revealed as very different personalities and backgrounds who had a common thread which they spun into a glorious tapestry.
People seem to need myth and magic, and like the Beatles they supplied it. But beneath the illusion was, nonetheless, the real thing.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book from cover to cover. And yes I too don't care how this screwed up Johnny Depp's life (though he is an incredible actor). The editors wanted some big name splashes that, unfortunately, detracted from the subject but that is a minor complaint. If you're at all interested in the Beats or of some really thinking human beings this is a great start.
The " Rolling Stone Book of the Beats: The Beat Generation and World Culture download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Holly George-Warren
ISBN: 0747544344
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (June 21, 1999)
Pages: 416 pages