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The Beat Generation were a radical group of American writers whose relaxed, gritty and candid writing inspired generations. In his chronicle of the origins, adventures, and inner workings of the Beat movement, Christopher Gair reveals how it sparked one of the most important revolutions in American literature, influencing everything from bebop to the Beastie Boys.

The beat generation - Christopher Gair

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Title
The beat generation - a beginner's guide
Author
Christopher Gair
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Oneworld
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20080502

The Beat Generation were a radical group of American writers whose relaxed, gritty and candid writing inspired generations. In his chronicle of the origins, adventures, and inner workings of the Beat movement, Christopher Gair reveals how it sparked one of the most important revolutions in American literature, influencing everything from bebop to the Beastie Boys.

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Christopher Gair is a Senior Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Glasgow. His books include The American Counterculture (2007).

"The special merit of Christopher Gair's supremely intelligent study is its awareness that the Beats still attract attention for extra literary reasons."
American Studies, Journal of

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Beat generation.|American literature - 20th century - History and criticism.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
162

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