The Routledge Handbook of International Beat Literature. A. Robert Lee, Thomas Antonic, Franca Bellarsi, Alexander Greiffenstern, Benjamin J. Heal, Polina Mackay, Jaap van der Bent.
The Routledge Handbook of International Beat Literature
The Routledge Handbook of International Beat Literature

The Routledge Handbook of International Beat Literature

ISBN: 9780415785457
New York, NY; London, England: Routledge, 2018. First Edition. Hardcover. "Beat literature? Have not the great canonical names long grown familiar? (Allen) Ginsberg, (Jack) Kerouac, (William S.) Burroughs. Likewise the frontline texts, still controversial in some quarters, assume their place in modern American literary history. On the Road serves as Homeric Journey epic. "Howl" amounts to Beat anthem, confessional outcry against materialism and war. Naked Lunch, with its dark satiric laughter, envisions a dystopian world of power and word virus. But if these are all essentially America-centered, Beat has also had quite other literary exhalations and which invite far more than mere reception study. These are voices from across the Americas of Canada and Mexico, the Anglophone world of England, Scotland or Australia, the Europe of France or Italy and from the Mediterranean of Greece and the Maghreb, and from Scandinavia and Russia, together with the Asia of Japan and China. This anthology of essays maps relevant other kinds of Beat voice, names, texts. The scope is hemispheric, Atlantic and Pacific. West and East. It gives recognition to the Beat inscribed in languages other than English and reflective of different cultural histories. Likewise the majority of contributors come from origins or affiliations beyond the US, whether in a different English or languages spanning Spanish, Danish, Turkish, Greek, or Chinese. The aim is to recognize an enlarged Beat literary map, its creative internationalism." (from back cover) A compendium of scholarly essays on the influence & impact of the Beat Generation on writers & their works all over the world. Edited, with an introduction & contributing essay ("Beat Japan: Shiraishi's Jazz Scroll and Sakaki's Foot Trail," pgs. 313-325) by A. Robert Lee, the great British author & academician who is our good friend & colleague at the European Beat Studies Network (ebsn.eu). Among the many distinguished contributors to this volume are other of our EBSN colleagues including Thomas Antonic, Franca Bellarsi, Alexander Greiffenstern, Benjamin J. Heal, Polina Mackay & Jaap van der Bent. The essays are divided into six parts corresponding to different world regions (Canada and Mexico, The English-Speaking World, Western Europe etc.). With notes on contributors. All texts in English. Large-format hardcover in illustrated boards without dust jacket as issued, first edition printed in Great Britain & published simultaneously there & in the USA, a part of publisher's Routledge Literature Handbooks series as listed opposite title page. As expensive as it may seem, we offer this outstanding scholarly Beat-related resource for much less than for what it is otherwise attainable, & with great pride at the excellent work of our Beat Brother A. Robert Lee & the many other foremost authorities he has gathered here. In fine condition with only light rubbing & faint scratching to front, back covers & spine; some tiny bumps incl. a few with very slight loss of surface paper at edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only miniscule bumps at corners of a few page leaves; a bit of ink-smudging to blank front endpaper (a micro-flaw as issued); otherwise substantially mint. Fine. [Item #4321]

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