Naked Angels: The Lives & Literature of the Beat Generation

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Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs?their emergence in the late 1950s as the leading figures of the Beat movement marked one of the most spectacular developments in post-World War II American literature. John Tytell's classic study examines their attempt to redefine a complacent society's notion of sanity and normalcy and to reinvent their own lives through jazz, drugs, and law-breaking, acts that ultimately led to new forms of expression. A fascinating blend of literary and social criticism, history, and biography, Naked Angels is an indispensable introduction to the lives and work of these seminal figures, and an unsurpassed look at the powerful influence they had on the 1960s and beyond.

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A fascinating blend of literary and social criticism, history, and biography, Naked Angels is a revealing introduction to the lives and work of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs and an unsurpassed look at the powerful influence they had on the 1960s and beyond. "The definitive history."--Leon Edel.

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John Tytell is professor of English at Queens College (CUNY) and the author of Ezra Pound, Reading New York, Paradise Outlaws, The Living Theatre, and Passionate Lives. He lives in New York City.

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