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The Daybreak Boys : Essays on the Literature of the Beat Generation.

Author: Stephenson, Gregory.
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In these critical essays Gregory Stephenson takes the reader on a journey through the literature of the Beat Generation: a journey encompassing that common ethos of Beat literature-the passage from darkness to light, from fragmented being toward wholeness, from Beat to Beatific. He travels through Jack Kerouac's Duluoz Legend, following Kerouac's quests for identity, community, and spiritual knowledge. He examines  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Stephenson, Gregory.
Daybreak Boys : Essays on the Literature of the Beat Generation.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephenson, Gregory.
ISBN: 1280697547 9781280697548 9780809329496 0809329492 9780809386475 080938647X
OCLC Number: 817089169
Description: 1 online resource (232 pages)
Contents: Cover; Book Title; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Circular Journey: Jack Kerouac's Duluoz Legend; 3. Allen Ginsberg's ""Howl"""" A Reading; 4. The Gnostic Vision of William S. Burroughs; 5. ""The Arcadian Map"": Notes on the Poetry of Gregory Corso; 6. Homeward from Nowhere: Notes on the Novels of John Clellon Holmes; 7. From the Substrate: Notes on the Work of Michael McClure; 8. Toward Organized Innocence: Richard Farina's Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me; 9. The ""Spiritual Optics"" of Lawrence Ferlinghetti. 10. Friendly and Flowing Savage: The Literary Legend of Neal Cassady11. Conclusion; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; Back Cover.

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Takes the reader on a journey through the literature of the Beat Generation. This work travels through Jack Kerouac's ""Duluoz Legend"", following Kerouac's quests for identity, community, and  Read more...

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