RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 43474825 LA English T1 The beat generation and the popular novel in the United States, 1945-1970 A1 Newhouse, Thomas,, PB McFarland PP Jefferson, N.C. YR 2000 SN 0786408413 9780786408412 AB "With their idiosyncrafic style and their focus on the freedom of the individual spirit, the Beat writers significantly influenced the development of the 1960s counterculture in the United States. Yet the impulse for liberation in post-World War II America was not unique to the Beat culture. It was represented in a variety of narratives in addition to the handful of Beat works available today." "This work examines the literary response to the spiritual malaise of Cold War society - a phenomenon that gave birth to what Thomas Newhouse calls the underground narrative. In this study, we see how a generation of young writers made a hidden world visible and chronicled the rise of a counterculture that would change America forever."--Jacket.