The Buddhist Poetics of Diane di Prima and Lenore Kandel. Diane di Prima, Lenore Kandel.
The Buddhist Poetics of Diane di Prima and Lenore Kandel
The Buddhist Poetics of Diane di Prima and Lenore Kandel

The Buddhist Poetics of Diane di Prima and Lenore Kandel

ISBN: 9780993409950
Columbia, SC: Beatdom Books, 2018. First Edition. Softcover. "In the 1950s, the authors of the Beat Generation helped introduce American readers to Eastern philosophies and, in particular, to Buddhism. Poets like Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and Jack Kerouac are often credited with this phenomenon, while, as is so often the case, the women are sidelined. In this illuminating new study, Max Orsini examines the impact of two female poets, Diane di Prima and Lenore Kandel, in shaping American Buddhist poetics. Orsini charts the evolution of their poetry against a backdrop of cultural conservatism, and explores the journeys they set out on that were very different from those trodden by their male counterparts." (back cover) A study of the Buddhist influence in the poetic works of Diane di Prima (1934-2020) & Lenore Kandel (1932-2009), who were among the few female primary members of the Beat Generation. The author, Max Orsini, "...is a professor, poet, literary critic, and singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, NY." (back cover) Trade-format softcover original, "First Print Edition" as stated on copyright page, which also states "Printed in the United Kingdom" & indicates a copyright date of 2018. The final page states: "Made in the USA/ Columbia, SC/ 07 April 2021." We therefore conclude that this is a print-to-order copy, officially a first UK edition. A scholarly collectible that sheds light on a theretofore neglected aspect of the Beat Generation & two of its most important female members. In very fine, as-new condition with only a bit of spotting & faint scratching to glossy front, back covers & spine; a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only small, very faint creases at upper corners of a few page leaves; tiny bumps at lower corners of fewer of same. Very Fine. [Item #4283]

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