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Beat sound, Beat vision The Beat spirit and popular song

Author: Laurence Coupe
Publisher: Manchester Manchester University Press 2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book reveals the ideas behind the Beat vision which influenced the Beat sound of the songwriters who followed on from them. Having explored the thinking of Alan Watts, who coined the term 'Beat Zen', and who influenced the counterculture which emerged out of the Beat movement, it celebrates Jack Kerouac as a writer in pursuit of a 'beatific' vision. On this basis, the book goes on to explain the relevance of  Read more...

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Coupe
ISBN: 9780719071126 0719071127 9781847794765 1847794769 9781847794765
OCLC Number: 956876397
Description: 1 online resource (230 Seiten)
Contents: Introduction1. 'This is IT': Alan Watts and the visionary tradition2. 'Go moan for man': Jack Kerouac and the beatific vision3. 'Vision music': Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg4. 'Within you . without you': the Beatles and Allen Ginsberg5. 'Eco-Zen', or 'a heaven in a wild flower': from Gary Snyder to Nick DrakePostscript -- .


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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