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Scratching the Beat Surface by  Michael MCCLURE - First Edition - 1982 - from Sad Paradise Books (SKU: 1709021)

Scratching the Beat Surface

Scratching the Beat Surface by  Michael MCCLURE - First Edition - 1982 - from Sad Paradise Books (SKU: 1709021)

Scratching the Beat Surface

by MCCLURE, Michael

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Condition
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ISBN 10
0865470731
ISBN 13
9780865470736
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San Franscisco: North Point Press, 1982. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. A neat, bright copy. First impression. Octavo in original maroon cloth with gilt title and credits to spine. 175 pages including reading list and ten full-page black & white photographs by Larry Keenant. In this collection of seven essays, McClure explores the poetry of Charles Olson, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, Robert Creeley, Jack Kerouac and Hart Crane. He outlines the themes and concerns raised in the fifties by poets associated with the San Francisco Renaissance, New York School and Black Mountain.

Synopsis

This insider's view of the Beat scene of the fifties and early sixties vividly marks the advancement of a new perception of art as "a living bio-alchemical organism" through essays by a poet and playwright who helped shape the movement.

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Bookseller
Sad Paradise Books AU (AU)
Bookseller Inventory #
1709021
Title
Scratching the Beat Surface
Author
MCCLURE, Michael
Format/binding
Hard Cover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0865470731
ISBN 13
9780865470736
Publisher
North Point Press
Place of Publication
San Franscisco
Date published
1982
Keywords
POETRY POETIC WORKS AUTHOR BEAT GENERATION CHARLES OLSON ALLEN GINSBERG GARY SNYDER PHILIP WHALEN ROBERT CREELEY JACK KEROUAC HART CRANE
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Beat Generation;

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