Women of the Beat generation : the writers, artists, and muses at the heart of a revolution

by Brenda Knight

Paper Book, 1996




Berkeley, Calif. : Conari Press, 1996


Winner of an American Book Award, this collection is an unprecedented exploration of the lives, writings, and astonishing stories of the long-overlooked women of the Beat Generation. 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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LibraryThing member samantha464
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.… (more)
LibraryThing member mahallett
very interesting. a little hard to listen to. a better read i think. many people i'd never heard of. a good picture of a time. will get the book from the library. hope it has photos. one really irritating reader. hope it wasn't the Debster.
the only way spell check will let me write that word is with a capital.… (more)


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