Very enjoyable selection of Beat literature. Not only do you get a sampling of their writing, but also background information on how they lived through some personal essays. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Torino
This is an excellent compilation. I know Ms. Charters from a previous work of hers, a biography of Jack Kerouac, and she is eminently qualified to write such a book. Read morePublished 13 months ago by francis lemfield
I needed this book for a Beat literature and religion course dealing with Buddhism and a few others. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Alex Chavez
Yes this is worth the read. If you want to know about the "Beat" writers or should I say poets because most of the are poets. This book is the place to begin.Published 19 months ago by nicole
This didn't do much for my impression of the Beatniks, whom I now regard as a collection of over-privileged reactionaries with no serious investment in a social transformation of... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ryan Mease
Great read. Some of my favorite authors and selections. Many that I did not know. Prompt delivery . Arrived in great condition, as promissedPublished 21 months ago by C. Vandersluis
defined a generation.Howl , by Alan Ginsberg, On the Road by Jack Kerouac, and other works by this motley crew influences literature, painting , religion and politics even to this... Read morePublished 21 months ago by midge walker
a lot of "must read authors" and some great lesser knowns. weather your a die hard beat reader or just dipping your toes, a nice collections.Published 24 months ago by dravier
This is a definitive overview of the Beats, well worth adding to any collection of Beat material.
That's my review: worth buying, worth reading.