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Women Writers of the Beat Era : Autobiography and Intertextuality - by Mary Paniccia Carden (Hardcover)

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The Beat Generation was a group of writers who rejected cultural standards, experimented with drugs, and celebrated sexual liberation. Starting in the 1950s with works such as Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Allen Ginsberg’s Howl, and William S. Burroughs’s Naked Lunch, the Beat Generation defined an experimental zeitgeist that endures to today. Yet left out of this picture are the Beat women, who produced a large body of writing from the 1950s through the 1970s and beyond.

In Women Writers of the Beat Era, Mary Paniccia Carden gives voice to these female writers and demonstrates how their work redefines our understanding of "Beat." The first single-authored study on female writers of this generation, the book offers vital analysis of autobiographical works by Diane di Prima, ruth weiss, Hettie Jones, Joanne Kyger, and others, introducing the reader to new voices that interact with and reconfigure the better-known narratives of the male Beat writers. In doing so, Carden demonstrates the significant role women played in this influential and dynamic literary movement.

Number of Pages: 227 p. ;
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: American, Feminist
Series Title: Cultural Frames, Framing Culture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Virginia Pr
Book theme: General
Author: Mary Paniccia Carden
Language: English
Street Date: April 30, 2018
TCIN: 53456885
UPC: 9780813941219
Item Number (DPCI): 248-70-7493
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