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Beat Sound, Beat Vision : the Beat spirit and popular song.

Author: Laurence Coupe
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Coupe, Laurence.
Beat Sound, Beat Vision : The Beat spirit and popular song.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Coupe
ISBN: 9781847794765 1847794769
OCLC Number: 960166154
Description: 1 online resource (230 pages)
Contents: Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; A note on usage; Introduction; 1. 'This is IT':Alan Watts and the visionary tradition; 2. 'Go moan for man':Jack Kerouac and the beatific vision; 3. 'Vision music': Bob Dylan via Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg; 4. 'Mantra rock':the Beatles via Allen Ginsberg; 5. 'Eco-Zen', or 'a heaven in a wild flower':from Gary Snyder to Nick Drake; Postscript; Select bibliography; Index.

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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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