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Beat Down to Your Soul: What Was the Beat Generation?

edited with an introduction by Ann Charters
Format
Book
Published
New York : Penguin Books, 2001.
Language
English
ISBN
0141001518 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Introduction: What Was the Beat Generation? xv
  • Part 1 Writers on the Beat Generation (1948-2000) 1
  • "Circular from America" / George Barker 3
  • "Award to Lawrence Ferlinghetti" / Al Bendich 10
  • "Poets and Odd Fellows" / Bonnie Bremser (Brenda Frazer) 18
  • "The Village Scene" 26
  • "Follow the East River" / Ray Bremser 35
  • "Blues for Bonnie--Take 1, January 1960" 41
  • "A Portrait of the Hipster" / Anatole Broyard 42
  • "The Cult of Unthink" / Robert Brustein 49
  • "Yowl for Jay McInerney" / Christopher Buckley, Paul Slansky 58
  • "Remembering Jack Kerouac" / William S. Burroughs 62
  • From Off the Road / Carolyn Cassady 69
  • Foreword to Grace Beats Karma 78
  • Letter to Jack Kerouac, February 1951 / Neal Cassady 84
  • Letter to Carolyn Cassady, October 16, 1958 87
  • "With Jack Kerouac in Hyannis" / Ann Charters 90
  • "Hipsters, Flipsters, and Finger Poppin' Daddies: A Note on His Lordship, Lord Buckley, the Hippest of the Hipsters" / Samuel Charters 97
  • "Poets Hitchhiking on the Highway" / Gregory Corso 110
  • "Spontaneous Requiem for the American Indian" 111
  • "The Floating Bear, a newsletter" / Diane di Prima 116
  • "Rant" 129
  • "'Punching a Hole in the Big Lie': The Achievement of William S. Burroughs" / Ann Douglas 132
  • "Dionysus and the Beat Generation" / William Everson 150
  • "Four Letters on the Archetype" 157
  • "Note on Poetry in San Francisco" / Lawrence Ferlinghetti 168
  • From "Work-in-Progress" 169
  • "A Buddha in the Woodpile" 171
  • "White Like Me: Anatole Broyard" / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 173
  • Letter to John Allen Ryan, September 9, 1955 / Allen Ginsberg 204
  • Letter to Richard Eberhart, May 18, 1956 208
  • "Poetry, Violence, and the Trembling Lambs" 219
  • "This is the Beat Generation" / John Clellon Holmes 222
  • "The Philosophy of the Beat Generation" 228
  • "The Needle" / Herbert Huncke 238
  • From Guilty of Everything 240
  • From Minor Characters / Joyce Johnson 251
  • From How I Became Hettie Jones / Hettie Jones 255
  • "Abomunist Manifesto" / Bob Kaufman 261
  • From Who Wouldn't Walk with Tigers? / Eileen Kaufman 272
  • "He's Just Wild About Writing: W. S. Burroughs' The Wild Boys" / Alfred Kazin 280
  • "Meeting Neal Cassady" / Joan Haverty Kerouac 285
  • I Ching: December 28, 1984 / Ken Kesey 296
  • "Tapestry" / Joanne Kyger 297
  • "It Is Lonely" 298
  • "My Father Died This Spring" 298
  • "The Beats" / Wayne Lawson 299
  • "Black Beats: The Signifying Poetry of LeRoi Jones/Imamu Amiri Baraka, Ted Joans, and Bob Kaufman" / A. Robert Lee 303
  • "Hipster and Beatnik" / Norman Mailer 328
  • "Leave the Word Alone" / Edward Marshall 332
  • "Where the Open Road Meets Howl" / Ian Marshall 343
  • "Burroughs' Naked Lunch" / Mary McCarthy 355
  • "1957" / Joanna McClure 365
  • "A Letter to My Daughter Who Will Be Four Years Old" 367
  • "The Hunt" 369
  • "Piece" 369
  • "Poetry of the 6" / Michael McClure 370
  • "Anatomy of a Beatnik" / Fred W. McDarrah 377
  • From Beat Thing / David Meltzer 387
  • "Poetry & Jazz" 397
  • Preface to The Subterraneans / Henry Miller 407
  • Review of On the Road, September 5, 1957 / Gilbert Millstein 409
  • "To Allen Ginsberg" / Czeslaw Milosz 413
  • "Down the Road" / Joyce Carol Oates 415
  • "The Only Rebellion Around" / Paul O'Neil 424
  • "Collaboration: Letter to Charlie Chaplin" / Peter Orlovsky 440
  • "A Conversation with My Father" / Grace Paley 442
  • "The Beat Writers: Phenomenon or Generation" / Thomas Parkinson 448
  • "Children of the Beats" / Daniel Pinchbeck 463
  • "The Know-Nothing Bohemians" / Norman Podhoretz 479
  • "Disengagement: The Art of the Beat Generation" / Kenneth Rexroth 493
  • "Thirsting for Peace in a Raging Century" / Ed Sanders 509
  • "Notes on the Beat Generation" / Gary Snyder 516
  • "The New Wind" 521
  • "Buddhism and the Possibilities of a Planetary Culture" 524
  • From Cold Mountain Poems 527
  • "Song for Bird and Myself" / Jack Spicer 533
  • "American Dreamers: Melville and Kerouac" / Robert Stone 538
  • "Kerouac's Sound" / Warren Tallman 544
  • "The Other Night at Columbia: A Report from the Academy" / Diana Trilling 560
  • "The Disappearing Bohemian" / David L. Ulin 577
  • "On the Sidewalk" / John Updike 584
  • "Lineages & Legacies" / Anne Waldman 588
  • "Influence: Language, Voice, Beat and Energy of Kerouac's Poetry" 590
  • "Notes on Sitting Beside a Noble Corpse" 596
  • "One Inch of Love Is An Inch of Ashes" 598
  • "Burroughs: 'Hurry up. It's time.'" 598
  • Introduction to Ginsberg's "Howl for Carl Solomon" / William Carlos Williams 601
  • Letter to Joseph Renard, March 24, 1958 603
  • "What Do You Think of My Buddha?" / Tom Wolfe 604
  • Part 2 Panel Discussion with Women Writers of the Beat Generation (1996) / Carolyn Cassady, Ann Charters, Joyce Johnson, Hettie Jones, Eileen Kaufman, Joanna McClure 609
  • Part 3 Chronology of Selected Books, Magazines, Films, and Recordings Relating to Beat Generation Authors (1950-2000) 633.
Description
xxxvii, 663 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 655-657).
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original pictorial paper cover. Forms part of: William S. Burroughs: The Shoaf Collection.
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