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The Cambridge Companion To The Beats


Author : Steven Belletto
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2017-02-28


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The Cambridge Companion to the Beats offers an in-depth overview of one of the most innovative and popular literary periods in America, the Beat era. The Beats were a literary and cultural phenomenon originating in New York City in the 1940s that reached worldwide significance. Although its most well-known figures are Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs, the Beat movement radiates out to encompass a rich diversity of figures and texts that merit further study. Consummate innovators, the Beats had a profound effect not only on the direction of American literature, but also on models of socio-political critique that would become more widespread in the 1960s and beyond. Bringing together the most influential Beat scholars writing today, this Companion provides a comprehensive exploration of the Beat movement, asking critical questions about its associated figures and arguing for their importance to postwar American letters.

The Cambridge Companion To American Poets


Author : Mark Richardson
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2015-10-31


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This Companion brings together essays on some fifty-four American poets, from Anne Bradstreet to contemporary performance poetry. This book also examines such movements in American poetry as modernism, the Harlem (or New Negro) Renaissance, "confessional" poetry, the Black Mountain School, the New York School, the Beats, and L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetry.

The Cambridge Companion To The Beatles


Author : Kenneth Womack
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2009-11-12


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From Please Please Me to Abbey Road - the fascinating story of the Fab Four's creation, works, and enduring musical legacy.

The Cambridge Companion To Pop And Rock


Author : Simon Frith
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2001-08-16


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This Companion maps the world of pop and rock, pinpointing the most significant moments in its history and presenting the key issues involved in understanding popular culture's most vital art form. Expert writers chart the changing patterns in the production and consumption of popular music, the emergence of a vast industry with a turnover of billions and the rise of global stars from Elvis to Public Enemy, Nirvana to the Spice Girls. They trace the way new technologies - from the amplifier to the internet - have changed the sounds and practices of pop and they analyse the way maverick entrepreneurs have given way to multimedia corporations. In particular they focus on the controversial issues concerning race and ethnicity, politics, gender and globalisation. Contains full profiles of a selection of figures from the pop and rock world.

American Literature In Transition 1950 1960


Author : Steven Belletto
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2017-12-28


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American Literature in Transition, 1950–1960 explores the under-recognized complexity and variety of 1950s American literature by focalizing discussions through a series of keywords and formats that encourage readers to draw fresh connections among literary form and concepts, institutions, cultures, and social phenomena important to the decade. The first section draws attention to the relationship between literature and cultural phenomena that were new to the 1950s. The second section demonstrates the range of subject positions important in the 1950s, but still not visible in many accounts of the era. The third section explores key literary schools or movements associated with the decade, and explains how and why they developed at this particular cultural moment. The final section focuses on specific forms or genres that grew to special prominence during the 1950s. Taken together, the chapters in the four sections not only encourage us to rethink familiar texts and figures in new lights, but they also propose new archives for future study of the decade.

The Cambridge Companion To Hip Hop


Author : Justin A. Williams
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2015-02-12


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This Companion covers the hip-hop elements, methods of studying hip-hop, and case studies from Nerdcore to Turkish-German and Japanese hip-hop.

The Spiritual Imagination Of The Beats


Author : David Stephen Calonne
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2017-07-31


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The Spiritual Imagination of the Beats is the first comprehensive study to explore the role of esoteric, occult, magical, theosophical, Gnostic, Hindu and Buddhist traditions in the work of eleven major Beat authors. The opening chapter discusses Kenneth Rexroth and Robert Duncan as predecessors and important influences on the spiritual orientation of the Beats. David Stephen Calonne draws comparisons throughout the book between the various approaches towards spiritual matters of individual Beat writers - for example, Burroughs registered significant objections to Buddhism, while Ginsberg and Kerouac devoted considerable time to studying Buddhist history and texts. This book also focuses on authors who have often been neglected in Beat studies - Diane di Prima, Bob Kaufman and Philip Whalen. In addition, several understudied works such as Gregory Corso's 'The Geometric Poem' are given close attention. Calonne also introduces important themes from the history of heterodox spirituality - Manicheanism, alchemy and Tarot - and demonstrates how inextricably these ideas shaped the Beat literary imagination.