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  1. Girls Who Wore Black: Women Writing the Beat Generation
    Girls Who Wore Black: Women Writing the Beat Generation
    Girls Who Wore Black: Women Writing the Beat Generation
    Girls Who Wore Black: Women Writing the Beat Generation
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  2. Girls Who Wore Black: Women Writing the Beat Generation

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What do we know about the women who played an important role in creating the literature of the Beat Generation? Until recently, very little. Studies of the movement have effaced or excluded women writers, such as Elise Cowen, Joyce Johnson, Joanne Kyger, Hettie Jones, and Diane Di Prima, each one a significant figure of the postwar Beat communities. Equally free-thinking and innovative as the founding generation of men, women writers, fluent in Beat, hippie, and women's movement idioms, partook of and bridged two important countercultures of the American mid-century. Persistently foregrounding female experiences in the cold war 1950s and in the counterculture 1960s and in every decade up to the millennium, women writing Beat have brought nonconformity, skepticism, and gender dissent to postmodern culture and literary production in the United States and beyond.

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Excellent book! Fascinating voyage into the Beat Generation scene, with excellent interviews with bohemian women writers and artists. The book covers new ground in this subject, with fresh angles into extant scholarship, and I found it to be incredibly interesting and well-written.
This book has a lot of typographic errors, like it was a bad OCR job. I expected a professionally formatted eBook at this price.
in GIRLS WHO WORE BLACK Johnson and Grace provide an interesting taxonomy of "who's beat" that almost makes sense. The Knight and Peabody books were, of course, groundbreaking collections but their definitions of who was Beat and who wasn't were so different that a reader could wind up arguing that Simone De Beauvoir was the quintessential Beat woman author. In an illuminating intrroductory essay, the editors aregue that some of this confusion has been caused by the fact that there are actually three generations of Beat women writers. The first generation (chronologically) are those born around the time of William Burroughs, and who thus anticipate the Beate writing sof the 1940s and 1950s or who were writing contemporaneously to the first work of the three men most definitely tied into the Beats--Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg. Women of the first generation thus include Jane Bowles and Helen Adam. A second generation grew up, the same age as the younger Beats (such as... Read more
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