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The San Francisco Renaissance : poetics and community at mid-century

Author: Michael Davidson
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the various impulses of the "San Francisco Renaissance", usually associated with the Beat movement, buy in reality a collage of different communities, often at odds with one another, whose agendas were social and political as much as aesthetic.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Davidson
ISBN: 0521258804 9780521258807
OCLC Number: 19456312
Description: xvi, 248 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Enabling fictions --
The Elegiac Mode : rhetoric and poetics in the 1940's --
"The Darkness Surrounds Us" : participation and reflection among the Beat writers --
"Spotting That Design" : incarnation and interpretation in Gary Snyder and Philip Whalen --
"Cave of Resemblances, Cave of Rimes" : tradition and repetition in Robert Duncan --
"The City Redefined" : community and dialogue in Jack Spicer --
Appropriations : women and the San Francisco Renaissance --
Approaching the Fin de Siecle.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture.
Responsibility: Michael Davidson.
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