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The beats : a graphic history

Author: Harvey Pekar; Ed Piskor; Paul Buhle; City Lights Books.
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This revelatory and exhilarating and funny book not only tells us of the Beat generation, but of a time when we as individuals felt truly free. It is as fresh and pertinent as the latest scholarly history only far more entertaining"--Studs Terkel.
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
Named Person: Jack Kerouac; Neal Cassady; Carolyn Cassady; Lawrence Ferlinghetti; Allen Ginsberg; Michael McClure; Diane Di Prima; William S Burroughs; Gary Snyder; Kenneth Rexroth
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey Pekar; Ed Piskor; Paul Buhle; City Lights Books.
ISBN: 9780809094967 0809094967
OCLC Number: 243544636
Description: viii, 199 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The beats : Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs. Jack Kerouac ; Allen Ginsberg ; William S. Burroughs / Harvey Pekar ; art by Ed Piskor --
The beats : perspectives. The San Francisco Poetry Renaissance ; Michael McClure ; Philip Whalen ; Between Rexroth and Gary Snyder in the Bay Area ; Robert Duncan ; Lawrence Ferlinghetti ; Gregory Corso ; LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka ; Charles Olson ; Robert Creeley / Harvey Pekar ; art by Ed Piskor --
City Lights and the Beats in San Francisco / Paul Buhle and Nancy J. Peters ; art by Jay Kinney --
Kenneth Patchen / Harvey Pekar and Nick Thorkelson ; art by Nick Thorkelson --
Lamantia / Nancy J. Peters and Penelope Rosemont ; art by Summer McClinton --
Gary Snyder / Harvey Pekar ; art by Peter Kuper --
Diane di Prima / Harvey Pekar and Mary Fleener ; art by Mary Fleener --
The janitor / story and art by Jerome Neukirch --
Beatnik chicks / Joyce Brabner ; art by Summer McClinton --
Jay DeFeo : the Rose / Trina Robbins ; art by Anne Timmons --
Art beats / story and art by Gary Dumm --
Jazz and poetry / Harvey Pekar ; art by Lance Tooks --
The harassment of d.a. levy / Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle ; art by Gary Dumm --
Tuli Kupferberg / Jeffrey Lewis and Tuli Kupferberg ; art by Jeffrey Lewis.
Responsibility: text by Harvey Pekar [and others] ; art by Ed Piskor [and others] ; edited by Paul Buhle.

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From the Benzedrine-fueled antics of Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs to the painting sessions of Jay DeFeo's dishevelled studio, from the jazz hipsters to beatnik chicks, from Chicago's beatnik  Read more...

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"Editor Paul Buhle's graphic history "The Beats"--with riffs from cats such as Harvey Pekar and Trina Robbins--burns like a Roman candle." --"Vanity Fair""" """"The Beats" is as fresh and pertinent Read more...

 
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