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Artist: Ann  Charters
Title: Portable Beat Reader
Portable Beat Reader

Format: Hardback Book

Grade (Outer/Inner): VG++ condition

Label: Viking Penguin

The Portable Beat Reader is an excellent and thorough study of the Beat Generation, compiled and edited by Ann Charters, biographer of Jack Kerouac and one of our most notable experts on Beat literature and ideas. This lively work of scholarship goes deeply into the history of the Beat movement, investigating events such as the discovery (by writer William Burroughs) of the word beat to describe this literary generation. The reader includes essays on all the major prose and poetry writers, such as Allen Ginsberg, and offers rare insight into the literary-historical context of the movement... 649 pages, name written on 1st page, 1st edition..