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Beat sound, beat vision : the beat spirit and popular song

Author: Laurence Coupe
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2007.
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"There have been books on the Beats; there have been books on the Beatles; but there has not been a book linking the two. The same is true of Jack Kerouac and Bob Dylan. Nor has there been a study of this range of writers and songwriters, in relation to a central vision. This, then, is the first sustained study of the spiritual revolution made by the Beats and of its impact on popular song." "Beat sound, Beat vision  Read more...
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Coupe, Laurence, 1950-
Beat sound, beat vision.
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2007
(OCoLC)639557670
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Coupe
ISBN: 9780719071126 0719071127
OCLC Number: 154210019
Description: 217 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 'This is IT': Alan Watts and the visionary tradition --
'Go moan for man': Jack Kerouac and the beatific vision --
'Vision music': Bob Dylan via Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg --
'Mantra rock': the Beatles via Allen Ginsberg --
'Eco-Zen', or 'a heaven in a wild flower': from Gary Snyder to Nick Drake.
Other Titles: Beat spirit and popular song
Responsibility: Laurence Coupe.

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What does the 'Beat' in 'Beatles' really mean? Why did Bob Dylan want to visit Jack Kerouac's grave with Allen Ginsberg? How does reading Gary Snyder help us understand the lyrics of Jim Morrison?  Read more...

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