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The bop apocalypse : the religious visions of Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs

Author: John Lardas Modern
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Blending biography, cultural history, and literary criticism, the bop apocalypse explores the religious concerns, metaphysical realities, and spiritual pursuits that undergirded the early friendship and literary collaborations of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs." "Presenting a religious biography of the Beats from the mid-1940s to the late 1950s, John Lardas shows that in rejecting many of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Religion
Named Person: Oswald Spengler; William S Burroughs; Jack Kerouac; Allen Ginsberg; William S Burroughs; Oswald Spengler; William S Burroughs; Jack Kerouac; Allen Ginsberg; Jack Kerouac; Allen Ginsberg; William S Burroughs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Lardas Modern
ISBN: 0252025997 9780252025990
OCLC Number: 43656904
Description: x, 316 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Tradition of subversion --
"America, when will your cowboys read Spengler?": Anxiety and influence in postwar America --
Sex, drugs, and theology: The Spenglerian strain of piety --
"No time for poetry but exactly what is": The Utopia of Beat language --
"Storming the reality studios": Beat remythologies --
Conclusion: The Seduction of tradition.
Responsibility: [John Lardas].

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