This title in Gale's Literary Criticism Series presents comprehensive collections of criticism related to particular literary movements and themes throughout history. This set focuses on the Beat Generation, covering the major topics, authors and works of the period complete with reprinted full-text literary criticism.
Volume 1, a topics volume, opens with an overview of the period followed by topical essays covering the Beat Generation and its relationship to publishing, visual and performing arts. Volumes 2 and 3 (authors A-H and authors I-Z) include entries on 28 major literary figures associated with the movement. Author entries include introductions, a representative list of major works, primary source documents, reprinted criticism and lists of further reading sources. Authors featured include:
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"The Gale set does a good job of spotlighting seminal Beat authors like Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Ken Kesey... Still, it is extremely useful to have all of this diverse material on the Beat Generation in on place, and the set is recommended for academic, high-school, and public libraries"
--Booklist (January 2004)
Price: US $552.00