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Brother-souls John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat generation by Ann Charters( file )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,874 libraries worldwide
John Clellon Holmes met Jack Kerouac on a hot New York City weekend in 1948, and until the end of Kerouac's life they were--in Holmes's words--"Brother Souls." Both were neophyte novelists, hungry for literary fame but just as hungry to find a new way of responding to their experiences in a postwar American society that for them had lost its direction. Late one night as they sat talking, Kerouac spontaneously created the term "Beat Generation" to describe this new attitude they felt stirring around them. Brother Souls is the remarkable chronicle of this cornerstone friendsh
Kerouac; a biography by Ann Charters( Book )
56 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,761 libraries worldwide
Now that Kerouac's major novel, On the Road is accepted as an American classic, academic critics are slowly beginning to catch up with his experimental literary methods and examine the dozen books comprising what he called "the legend of Duluoz." Nearly all of his books have been in print internationally since his death in 1969, and his writing has been discovered and enjoyed by new readers throughout the world. Kerouac's view of the promise of America, the seductive and lovely vision of the beckoning open spaces of our continent, has never been expressed better by subsequent writers, perhaps because Kerouac was our last writer to believe in America's promise--and essential innocence--as the legacy he would explore in his autobiographical fiction
The Portable Beat reader by Ann (EDT) Charters( Book )
20 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 1,734 libraries worldwide
Compiles selections from every major writer of the Beat Generation, from William Burroughs' "Naked Lunch" to pieces from the Beat writers of the seventies and eighties
The portable Jack Kerouac by Jack Kerouac( Book )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,733 libraries worldwide
The collection includes excerpts, chronologically arranged, from novels which make up the Legend of Duluoz. Kerouac appears as a child in Doctor Sax, as a teenager in Maggie Cassidy, as a young man in On the Road, as a road-wary traveler in Tristessa, as a committed seeker of truth in the Dharma Bums, and as a man at the end of the road in Satori in Paris
The Story and its writer : an introduction to short fiction by Ann Charters( Book )
43 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 1,482 libraries worldwide
Information: 6th ed. Includes bibliographical references
The Beats, literary bohemians in postwar America ( Book )
13 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,163 libraries worldwide
Contains biographical sketches of American avant-garde writers sharing certain diverse aesthetic and social concerns in the mid-twentieth century, not the least a shared mistrust of the American "virtues" of progress and power after the atomic bomb
Selected letters, 1940-1956 by Jack Kerouac( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and French and held by 1,109 libraries worldwide
Les lettres réunies ici donnent la mesure de ce que Kerouac est en train de révéler dans une solitude quasi absolue, dont on ne peut trouver l'exemple aux Etats-Unis que chez Poe et Melville avant lui : pressentiment de l'achèvement de la culture et de la clôture de l'espace américain, renouvellement de la littérature conçue comme action secrète et angélique
Kerouac's crooked road the development of a fiction by Tim Hunt( file )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,094 libraries worldwide
Now available for the first time in paperback, with a new foreword by Ann Charters, here is Tim Hunt's incisive look into Jack Kerouac's creative process and achievement. Debunking much of the mythology about Kerouac, Hunt shows the author of On the Road and Visions of Cody working out the literary strategies that link him to Herman Melville, Mark Twain, and other canonical American novelists. This is an essential book for anyone interested in Beat culture and Kerouac's conscious literary artistry
Selected letters, 1957-1969 by Jack Kerouac( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and French and held by 997 libraries worldwide
"Written between 1957, the year of the publication of On the Road, to one day before his death in 1969 at the age of forty-seven, Kerouac's letters tell his own story through his candid and voluminous correspondence to friends, confidants, and editors - from Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and Malcolm Cowley to Joyce Johnson, Philip Whalen, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. These letters explore Kerouac's development as a writer and document his travels, his love affairs, and his complicated family life as well as reveal how the onslaught of publicity and often hostile criticism after the publication of On the Road literally destroyed him, leading to mental exhaustion and spiritual discouragement. Offering insights into the mind and life of a giant of the American literary landscape, Jack Kerouac Selected Letters 1957-1969 is a contribution to the understanding of the artist and his work."--Jacket
The portable sixties reader ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 850 libraries worldwide
An anthology of essays, poetry, and fiction from the 1960s
On the road by Jack Kerouac( Book )
15 editions published between 1955 and 2007 in English and held by 797 libraries worldwide
Follows the counterculture escapades of memebers of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast. As he travels across 1950's America, aspiring writer Sal Paradise chronicles is escapades with the charismatic Dean Moriarty. Sal admires Dean's passion for experienceing as much as possible of life and his wild flights of poetic fancy
Nobody: the story of Bert Williams by Ann Charters( Book )
5 editions published between 1970 and 1983 in English and held by 564 libraries worldwide
Beat down to your soul : what was the Beat generation? ( Book )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
In this wide-ranging anthology, Beat scholar Ann Charters brings together more than seventy-five essays, reviews, memoirs, poems, and sketches that evoke the credos and the controversies surrounding the Beat generation writers of the 1950s. Charters includes discussions of all the major Beat figures-Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady, Diane di Prima, Gary Snyder, and many more-from commentaries by the Beats themselves as well as by such writers as Henry Miller, William Carlos Williams, Mary McCarthy, Joyce Carol Oates, Tom Wolfe, Grace Paley, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Charters also explores the humorous side of the Beat generation, its place in post-war American culture, and the contribution of the important women authors who also wrote Beat
I love : the story of Vladimir Mayakovsky and Lili Brik by Ann Charters( Book )
10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 479 libraries worldwide
Blues faces : a portrait of the blues by Ann Charters( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
Blues Faces gathers this rich harvest for the first time, with Sam Charters adding a warmly personal commentary that complements the images and completes this fascinating portrait of a vital musical style."--Jacket
Beats & company : a portrait of a literary generation by Ann Charters( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Literature and its writers : an introduction to fiction, poetry, and drama by Ann Charters( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
The special view of history by Charles Olson( Book )
3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
Olson/Melville; a study in affinity by Ann Charters( Book )
11 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 libraries worldwide
The ragtime songbook; songs of the ragtime era by Scott Joplin ... and others by Ann Charters( score )
2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
A collection of Ragtime music songs with photographs from the era and commentary by the author
 
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Charters, Ann and Samuel.
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French (3)
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