College Literature, Special Issue 27.1 (Winter 2000): Teaching Beat Literature. Kostas Myrsiades, Oscar Zeta Acosta, Gordon Ball, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Oliver Harris, Bob Kaufman, Jack Kerouac, A. Robert Lee, Jennie Skerl, Gary Snyder, Jaap van der Bent, Regina Weinreich.
College Literature, Special Issue 27.1 (Winter 2000): Teaching Beat Literature

College Literature, Special Issue 27.1 (Winter 2000): Teaching Beat Literature

ISBN: (ISSN)00933139
West Chester, PA: West Chester University, 2000. First Printing. Softcover. The legendary number of the academic literary journal published by West Chester University, chiefly edited by Kostas Myrsiades. Subtitled "Teaching Beat Literature," this issue is entirely devoted to scholarly essays on the Beat Generation & its primary figures including William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Kaufman, Jack Kerouac, Gary Snyder & others. With contributors representing a whose-who of scholars who collectively uplifted the Beat Generation into the venerable academic-critical canon, a phenomenon just reaching its first zenith right with & at the time of this production. Jennie Skerl, author of an acclaimed critical biography of WSB, serves as the Guest Editor of this issue & provides its stirring introduction; & several contributions are written by our distinguished colleagues at the European Beat Studies Network (ebsn.eu): Oliver Harris, Founder & Leader of EBSN, the foremost WSB critical scholar & editor ("Beating the Academy"); A. Robert Lee (an essay regarding Oscar Zeta Acosta, the real-life figure behind Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo"); Jaap van der Bent (on Allen Ginsberg's Dutch Beat connections) & Regina Weinreich (reviews of three Beat-related volumes). With many more fascinating & informative essays, all with notes & lists of cited works; appendix of "Books Received," a few contemporary ads. With front cover reproduction of a photograph by Gordon Ball which we think is one of the most surreal & ironic images ever captured: A row of West Point Military Academy Cadets, identically uniformed & brush-cutted, poring over Ginsberg's "Howl." Trade-format softcover, first edition. A true milestone of Beat Generation scholarship; an increasingly rare & essential collectible. In very fine condition with only very slight rubbing to front, back covers & spine; a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; slight fading of purple background color at blank upper left margin of front cover; mild rubbing to lower edge of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4334]

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