Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution

Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution

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Overview

An anthology of the lives, writings and secrets of the women of the Beat Generation, this book contains biographies poetry and prose by Hettie Jones, Joyce Johnson, Ruth Weiss, Jan Kerouac, and others. It contains commentary by American poet of the year Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573241380
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 10/01/1998
Edition description: 2nd Revised ed.
Pages: 366
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author


Brenda Knight is the author of Women Who Love Books Too Much and Women of the Beat Generation, winner of an American Book Award. A scholar of medieval literature and modern poetry, she lives in San Francisco, California.

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Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
samantha464 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A wonderfully comprehensive overview of the often overlooked female half of the beat movement. This collection avoids the pitfalls of many similar anthologies, that offer either only the bare bones of its subjects, or go too far in depth on too few poets. A great tie-in with the more common works on Kerouac, Burroghs, etc., with well written back stories as well as a good selection of poetry. A good introduction to this slice of American literary history, and an essential item for anyone who wants to study the beats in-depth.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be intersting and informative about the lives of some of the unknown women in the beat generation. Especially I enjoyed Elise Cowan. Quite unappreciated and bordering on mad.. as most brilliant people are.