Beat Writers at Work

Presents interviews and essays covering authors such as Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Ken Kesey, and Gary Snyder

Author: Paris Review


ISBN: UCSC:32106016088210

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

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Presents interviews and essays covering authors such as Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Ken Kesey, and Gary Snyder

Latin American Writers at Work

From the pages of "The Paris Review," presents a collection of interviews with some of Latin America's most acclaimed authors, including Pablo Neruda, Carlos Fuentes, and Manuel Puig.

Author: Paris Review Staff

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9780679773498

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

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From the pages of "The Paris Review," presents a collection of interviews with some of Latin America's most acclaimed authors, including Pablo Neruda, Carlos Fuentes, and Manuel Puig.

The Beat Generation FAQ

When I look back on that now I realize there were many casualties,
responsibilities to bear.” According to author Ken Kesey (Beat Writers at Work,
1999), “I think most artists who, as the saying goes now, 'push the envelope,'
wind up as ...

Author: Rich Weidman

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781617136344

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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(FAQ). The Beat Generation FAQ is an informative and entertaining look at the enigmatic authors and cutting-edge works that shaped this fascinating cultural and literary movement. Disillusioned with the repression and conformity encompassing post-World War II life in the United States, the Beat writers sought creative alternatives to the mind-numbing banality of modern culture. Beat Generation writers were no strangers to controversy: Both Allen Ginsberg's prophetic, William Blakean-style poem "Howl" (1956) and William S. Burroughs' groundbreaking novel Naked Lunch (1959) led to obscenity trials, while Jack Kerouac's highly influential novel On the Road (1957) was blamed by the establishment for corrupting the nation's youth and continues to this day to serve as a beacon of hipster culture and the bohemian lifestyle. The Beat writers shared a vision for a new type of literature, one that escaped the boundaries of academia and employed an organic use of language, inspired by the spontaneity and improvisational nature of jazz music and abstract expressionism (Kerouac coined this writing style "spontaneous prose"). In search of deeper meaning, Beat Generation writers experimented not only with language but also with spirituality, art, drugs, sexuality, and unconventional lifestyles. Although the movement as a whole flamed out quickly in the early 1960s, replaced by the onset of the hippie counterculture, the Beats made an indelible mark on the nation's consciousness and left a long-lasting influence on its art and culture. This book details the movement its works, creative forces, and its legacy.

Writers at Work

STONE : It ' s hard to stay away from religion when you mess with acid .
INTERVIEWER : Neal Cassady as a figure on that scene does more than form a
historical link between the Beat Generation and the counterculture . He also
carries on the ...

Author: George Plimpton

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: IND:39000004267360

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 445

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Interviews with current writers, cover their working methods and philosophies toward literature

Beat Generation Writers

But it is foremost a literary document , a reworking of the past to assess meaning
and intent , and to ascribe presence and ... The ascendant poetic voice also
flourishes in the work of Beat writer Diane Di Prima , an artist recognised for the ...

Author: A. Robert Lee

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 0745306616

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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Focuses on some of the most popular writers of the last forty years. One of the few books to explore the role of women and gender in the Beat movement.

The Modern Library Writer s Workshop

Fudora Weltv, in Women Writers at Work, 176. P. 149 "Then- is no gn-al ... "John
Updike, interview by Charles Thomas Samuels, in Writers at Work, □4th ser., 452
. P. 1 59 "I don't have to ... See also Beat Writers at Work, ed. George Plimpton ...

Author: Stephen Koch

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9780307538482

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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“Make [your] characters want something right away—even if it’s only a glass of water. Characters paralyzed by the meaninglessness of modern life still have to drink water from time to time.” —Kurt Vonnegut “‘The cat sat on the mat’ is not the beginning of a story, but ‘the cat sat on the dog’s mat’ is.” —John Le Carré Nothing is more inspiring for a beginning writer than listening to masters of the craft talk about the writing life. But if you can’t get Vladimir Nabokov, Virginia Woolf, and Gabriel García Márquez together at the Algonquin, The Modern Library Writer’s Workshop gives you the next best thing. Stephen Koch, former chair of Columbia University’s graduate creative writing program, presents a unique guide to the craft of fiction. Along with his own lucid observations and commonsense techniques, he weaves together wisdom, advice, and inspiring commentary from some of our greatest writers. Taking you from the moment of inspiration (keep a notebook with you at all times), to writing a first draft (do it quickly! you can always revise later), to figuring out a plot (plot always serves the story, not vice versa), Koch is a benevolent mentor, glad to dispense sound advice when you need it most. The Modern Library Writer’s Workshop belongs on every writer’s shelf, to be picked up and pored over for those moments when the muse needs a little help finding her way.

The Transnational Beat Generation

Johnson, Ronna C. “Mapping Women Writers of the Beat Generation.”Grace and
Johnson 3–41. ... Girls Who Wore Black: Women Writing the Beat Generation.
New Brunswick, NJ: ... The Paris Review: Beat Writers at Work. New York:
Modern ...

Author: N. Grace

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137014498

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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This collection maps the Beat Generation movement, exploring American Beat writers alongside parallel movements in other countries that shared a critique of global capitalism. Ranging from the immediate post-World War II period and continuing into the 1990s, the essays illustrate Beat participation in the global circulation of a poetics of dissent.

The Beat Generation and the Angry Young Men

Previously unpublished in this country , GEORGE SCOTT supplied this
biographical note : “ I was one of the immediate post - war generation of writers at
Oxford . Educated at State schools , I began work on a local newspaper in
Yorkshire at ...

Author: Gene Feldman


ISBN: IND:32000002554493

Category: American literature

Page: 384

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Selections from writings of the younger generation that have aroused controversy; includes Jack Kerouac, John Osborne, Colin Wilson, Norman Mailer, Kenneth Rexroth, Allen Ginsberg, Carl Solomon, & others. Contains poetry, drama, essays, short stories & excerpts from novels. Also includes biographical notes of the authors.

Science Writers at Work

I have more in common with science writers from other papers than I do with
reporters here on the - - , because we ' re covering the ... To cover their beats ,
science writers for the prestige publications must often leave their city rooms , fly
to ...

Author: Sharon Dunwoody


ISBN: IND:39000016078086

Category: Journalism, Scientific

Page: 7

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Beat Down to Your Soul

What was the Beat Generation? Ann Charters. George - Warren , Holly , ed . The
Rolling Stone Book of the Beats : The Beat Generation and American Culture .
New York ... Beat Writers at Work : “ The Paris Review ” Interviews . New York ...

Author: Ann Charters

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: UOM:39015050699555

Category: Fiction

Page: 663

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An anthology of works by Beat figures, as well as essays and commentaries, explores the light side of the Beat generation, its impact on post-World War II American culture, and the contribution of women authors.

Masterpieces of Beat Literature

Most critics consider Burroughs to be the third leg of the Beat triumvirate , which
includes Kerouac and Ginsberg . How does Burroughs's work break away from
the assumptions and stereotypes of the Beat Generation ? 2. Although Naked ...

Author: Michael J. Dittman

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 0313332835

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 121

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Provides an introduction to the major authors of Beat literature and a critical appraisel of their most significant works.

The beat generation

Preserving the distinction between the two names / two selves calls attention to
the author as a young , unmarried writer of her first novel , a habitué of Beat
scenes and hip New York enclaves who was working to establish herself in a
male ...

Author: Zott, Lynn Marie Zott


ISBN: 0787675725

Category: American literature

Page: 536

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Writing at Work

Which type of agent is best for you ? .... Exclusive agents can often beat the price
of independents because of lower costs and other factors , such as different
underwriting factors .... On the downside , the exclusive agent may be more ...

Author: Michael J. Betz


ISBN: PSU:000058130490

Category: Business writing

Page: 291

View: 811


Writers at Work

I ' m thinking about “ The Captivity of a Fly ” . . . “ My heart against the hard - rib
bone beat like a fly . ” What is the theme exactly — “ a prisoner of the open wall ”
? It comes back in Job , too , as though it were a “ personal remark ” in some way



ISBN: UOM:39015002264565

Category: Authors


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The Beat Generation Topics

England and America in 1957 , it included none of the beat writers and none of
the writers of the San Francisco school and ... writers who simply lived in the San
Francisco Bay area because life was pleasant there or because they had jobs in

Author: Lynn Marie Zott

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 0787675709

Category: American literature

Page: 528

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The Bohemian Register

Author: Morgen Hickey


ISBN: UOM:39015019672594

Category: Reference

Page: 252

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Explores the Beat Movement, encompassing over 700 titles and nearly 200 authors and poets.

The Private Library

A brief glance at the check - list which accompanies this survey will show that at
least five anthologies of beat work ... is probably the best , though the fourth offers
a wideranging survey of the jazz interests expressed by many beat writers .



ISBN: STANFORD:36105015866978

Category: Bibliography


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The Paris Review

The Paris Review announces the publication of Women Writers at Work edited by
George Plimpton introduced by Margaret Atwood Beat Writers at Work edited by
George Plimpton introduced by Rick Moody The Writer's Chapbook A ...

Author: Paris Review

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0375754350

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 135


10 Commandments of Small Business Success

Also from Bookhome The Home Team : How to Live , Love & Work at Home a
Forget the traditional choices of the work ... to Home Team Success : A Business
Plan Guide for Work - at - Home Couples 101 Ways to Beat Writer's Block How to

Author: Marguerite Kirk

Publisher: Bookhome Pub

ISBN: 1889438251

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 187

View: 522


Author Marguerite Kirk knows what it takes for a business to succeed. She has spent her professional life watching thousands of businesses fail.

Grants and Awards Available to American Writers

Available to: No restrictions Deadline: March 15 Apply to: Word Beat Press
Fiction Book Competition, Allen Woodman, ... Writers-at-Work PO Box 8857 Salt
Lake City, UT 84108 Writers-at-Work sponsors a fellowship competition in fiction,



ISBN: STANFORD:36105133734389

Category: Awards


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