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Published: 25 July 2013

144 Pages | 10 b/w halftones


ISBN: 9780199796779

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The Beats: A Very Short Introduction

David Sterritt

Very Short Introductions

  • Takes advantage of the latest historical research
  • Relates the Beats' writing to twentieth-century music, film, and painting
  • Explores the Beats within the larger context of American culture and history
  • Examines interplay between Beat aesthetics and the political outlook of their day