Articles tagged beat poets

‘The Beat Generation’ Is a Relic of the Fraying of the Production Code

This imperfect police procedural is nonetheless both a rare example of the point of view of women in the '50s and a case study for how the Production Code ultimately met its demise.

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memories, dreams and reflections by Marianne Faithfull

A refreshingly fun read as Faithfull veers from praising high art to prizing high heels, and occasionally, ponders just being high.

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Growing Up Dead by Peter Conners

It's charming and informative to read Conners' musings on his youth, even as he tries and ultimately fails to demonstrate that it was not misspent.

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The Letters of Allen Ginsberg

Ginsberg was hyperaware of the frequent charge that Beat poetry was little more than improvised mumbo jumbo baked from jazz records and marijuana smoke.

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//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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