World Beats: Beat Generation Writing and the Worlding of U.S. Literature (Re-Mapping the Transnational: A Dartmouth Series in American Studies) by Jimmy Fazzino
English | Apr. 5, 2016 | ISBN: 1611688981 | 272 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
World Beats explores Beat Generation writing from a transnational perspective, using the concept of worlding to place Beat literature in conversation with a far-reaching network of cultural and political formations. Countering the charge that the Beats abroad were at best naïve tourists seeking exoticism for exoticism's sake, Fazzino finds that these writers propelled a highly politicized agenda that sought to use the tools of the earlier avant-garde to undermine Cold War and postcolonial ideologies and offer a new vision of engaged literature.