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East Hill Farm

East Hill Farm Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gordon Ball
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A memoir of the upstate New York getaway where the icons of the Beat Generation gathered. During the late 1960s, when peace, drugs, and free love were direct challenges to conventional society, Allen Ginsberg, treasurer of the Committee on Poetry, Inc., funded what he hoped was “a haven for comrades in distress” in rural upstate New York. First described as an uninspiring, dilapidated four–bedroom house with acres of untended land, including the graves of its first residents, East Hill Farm became home to those who sought pastoral enlightenment in the presence of Ginsberg’s brilliance and generosity. A self–declared member of a “ragtag group of urban castoffs,” including Gregory Corso, Peter Orlovsky, Herbert Huncke, and the mythic Barbara Rubin, Gordon Ball tended to a non–stop flurry of guests, chores, and emotional outbursts while also making time to sit quietly with Ginsberg and discuss poetry, Kerouac, sex, and America’s war in Vietnam. Here, in honest and vivid prose, he offers a rare intimate glimpse of the poetic pillar of the Beat Generation. “Only a masterful storyteller like Gordon Ball could turn a depressing tale of poets at rock bottom into a triumph of the human spirit . . . Ball has painstakingly traced his days as the ‘farm manager’ who tried to plant the crops, do the chores, and keep on an even keel while the rest of the tribe were literally bouncing off the walls. It led him to tremendous joy, sadness, ecstasy, and a black eye. This is a personal book that examines the period that changed America—for better or worse? You decide.” —Bill Morgan, author of I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg

The Cambridge Companion to the Beats

The Cambridge Companion to the Beats Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steven Belletto
Editor: Cambridge University Press
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The Cambridge Companion to the Beats offers an in-depth overview of one of the most innovative and popular literary periods in America, the Beat era. The Beats were a literary and cultural phenomenon originating in New York City in the 1940s that reached worldwide significance. Although its most well-known figures are Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs, the Beat movement radiates out to encompass a rich diversity of figures and texts that merit further study. Consummate innovators, the Beats had a profound effect not only on the direction of American literature, but also on models of socio-political critique that would become more widespread in the 1960s and beyond. Bringing together the most influential Beat scholars writing today, this Companion provides a comprehensive exploration of the Beat movement, asking critical questions about its associated figures and arguing for their importance to postwar American letters.

Herbert Huncke

Herbert Huncke Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hilary Holladay
Editor: IPG
ISBN: 1936182823
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Often overlooked as a minor player on the fringes of the Beat Generation and largely dismissed by others as a scam artist, junkie, and hustler, Herbert Huncke was in fact a significant writer who served as a mentor and inspiration to such legendary figures as Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac. In this biography, author Hilary Holladay has given this unsung poet of the streets his due, both in terms of his own literary merit and the major role he played in influencing the Beats and many others. Detailing Huncke's colorful life—from his childhood on a Wyoming rancher's household and his family's move to Chicago to his rebellion as a 12-year-old runaway and his subsequent run-ins with the law—Holladay traces his journeys that subsequently took him to Manhattan, where he became a guide to the city's underbelly for those impressionable adventurers seeking the pulse of the city's palpitating literary, artistic, and musical heart. Nominated for a Lambda Literary Prize when first published, this work establishes Herbert Huncke in the pantheon of the writers of his generation. With revised endnotes and a new index, the book confirms Huncke's creative influence from the late 1940s to his death in 1996.

Cultural Icons and Cultural Leadership

Cultural Icons and Cultural Leadership Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Iver Kaufman,Kristin M.S. Bezio
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1786438062
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Cultural Icons and Cultural Leadership by Peter Iver Kaufman,Kristin M.S. Bezio Summary

Contributions to this book probe the contexts–both social and spiritual–from which select iconic figures emerge and discover how to present themselves as innovators and cultural leaders as well as draw material into forms that subsequent generations consider innovative or emblematic. The overall import of the book is to locate producers of culture such as authors, poets, singers, and artists as leaders both in their respective genres and of culture and society more broadly through the influence exerted by their works.

The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

The Poetics of American Song Lyrics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charlotte Pence
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
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The Poetics of American Song Lyrics is the first collection of academic essays that regards songs as literature and that identifies intersections between the literary histories of poems and songs. The essays by well-known poets and scholars including Pulitzer Prize winner Claudia Emerson, Peter Guralnick, Adam Bradley, David Kirby, Kevin Young, and many others, locate points of synthesis and separation so as to better understand both genres and their crafts. The essayists share a desire to write on lyrics in a way that moves beyond sociological, historical, and autobiographical approaches and explicates songs in relation to poetics. Unique to this volume, the essays focus not on a single genre but on folk, rap, hip hop, country, rock, indie, soul, and blues. The first section of the book provides a variety of perspectives on the poetic history and techniques within songs and poems, and the second section focuses on a few prominent American songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Michael Stipe. Through conversational yet in-depth analyses of songs, the essays discuss sonnet forms, dramatic monologues, Modernism, ballads, blues poems, confessionalism, Language poetry, Keatsian odes, unreliable narrators, personas, poetic sequences, rhythm, rhyme, transcription methods, the writing process, and more. While the strategies of explication differ from essay to essay, the nexus of each piece is an unveiling of the poetic history and poetic techniques within songs.

Les Trois Vies de Hannah Arendt

Les Trois Vies de Hannah Arendt Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ken KRIMSTEIN
Editor: Calmann-Lévy
ISBN: 2702164463
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«Penser et être vivant ne font qu'un » Hannah Arendt est l’une des plus grandes philosophes du XXe siècle.Au-delà de la richesse de son exploration intellectuelle, sa vie elle-même fut hors-norme : victime de la persécution nazie, exilée, émancipée dans un monde masculin, amoureuse éperdue, témoin d’un des plus grands procès de son siècle, et amie d’exceptionnels artistes et penseurs. Pour la première fois, un roman graphique nous entraîne dans la vie de Hannah Arendt, femme complexe, parfois incomprise, mais profondément courageuse. Une manière malicieuse de comprendre sa pensée qui nous rappelle encore aujourd’hui ce que signifie vivre en tant qu’individu et citoyen en des temps troublés.

Réveille-toi. La vie du Bouddha

Réveille-toi. La vie du Bouddha Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack Kerouac
Editor: Editions Gallimard
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Au milieu des années 1950, Jack Kerouac, éduqué dans la religion catholique, découvre avec fascination le bouddhisme. Ce nouveau centre d'intérêt aura un impact important sur sa conception de la spiritualité et influencera l'écriture de certains de ses livres comme Mexico City Blues ou Les clochards célestes. Réveille-toi nous présente la vie de Siddhartha Gautama racontée par Kerouac. Ce jeune prince abandonna sa riche famille et son environnement confortable afin de consacrer sa vie à la recherche de l'illumination. Présentant une grande variété de scènes canoniques, Réveille-toi offre au lecteur une nouvelle version de la vie de Bouddha tout en reprenant de manière concise les principaux enseignements du bouddhisme. Ce texte, que préface un bouddhiste lettré, Robert A. F. Thurman, explique l'engagement de Kerouac envers le bouddhisme et l'influence de celui-ci sur la vie et l'œuvre de l'écrivain.

Les clochards célestes

Les clochards célestes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack Kerouac
Editor: Editions Gallimard
ISBN: 2072452953
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"Sans bourse délier, je quittai Los Angeles sur le coup de midi, caché dans un train de marchandises, par une belle journée de la fin septembre 1955. Étendu sur une plate-forme roulante, mon sac sous la nuque, les genoux croisés haut, je me laissai absorber par la contemplation des nuages tandis que le convoi roulait vers le nord. L'omnibus qui m'emportait me permettrait d'arriver avant la nuit à Santa Barbara où je me proposais de dormir sur la plage. Le lendemain matin, un autre omnibus m'emmènerait jusqu'à San Luis Obispo, ou bien le rapide de marchandises me déposerait à San Francisco à sept heures du soir."

Attachement féroce

Attachement féroce Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vivian Gornick
Editor: Éditions Rivages
ISBN: 2743638982
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Icône du journalisme en Amérique, Vivian Gornick a surtout connu le succès en Amérique avec ses textes autobiographiques. Le plus « culte » , Attachement féroce, publié en 1987, paraît pour la première fois en français. Dans la lignée de L'Année de la pensée magique de Didion ou de Pourquoi être heureux quand on peut être normal ? de Jeanette Winterson, Gornick s'empare d'un sujet universel : les relations mère-fille. Dès les premières pages, on tombe sous le charme de cette mère puissante et terrible. Vivian raconte l'amour fou qui les lie et leurs marches dans la ville. Elles arpentent New York et leur vie, avec une lucidité qui frappe en plein coeur.

Œuvres complètes

Œuvres complètes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arthur Rimbaud
Editor: Flammarion
ISBN: 2081391171
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Changer la vie par les moyens de la poésie : telle fut l’ambition de Rimbaud. Ce volume rassemble les œuvres d’un poète devenu mythe, depuis son premier récit, composé à l’âge de dix ans, jusqu’aux poèmes en prose des Illuminations, qui précèdent son renoncement à la littérature, la vingtaine venue. On y découvrira, aux côtés de ses textes les plus célèbres – les lettres du Voyant, les poésies, ou encore Une saison en enfer, seul recueil publié par Rimbaud de son vivant –, des écrits moins connus, tels que « Famille maudite » et « Le Rêve de Bismarck », récemment retrouvés. Et l’on mesurera le chemin parcouru par ce génie « ravagé violemment par la littérature », acteur d’« une aventure unique dans l’histoire de l’art » (Mallarmé).Ce volume contient :Premiers textes – Recueil Demeny – Un coeur sous une soutane – Le Rêve de Bismarck – Poésies (1870-1871) – Poèmes de l’Album Zutique – Les Immondes – Vers nouveaux – Les Déserts de l’amour – Proses évangéliques – Une saison en enfer – Illuminations

Sur l'écriture

Sur l'écriture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles Bukowski
Editor: Au Diable Vauvert
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Une anthologie de textes inédits sur l’écriture, le quotidien d’une véritable légende américaine, icône de la contre-culture. Ces lettres aux éditeurs, directeurs de revues, amis et confrères écrivains pour la première fois publiées, dessinent un portrait intime du grand poète tour à tour poignant, glacial, iconoclaste et souvent hilarant. On y découvre le rapport inquiet au travail, l’érudition littéraire, mais aussi le mordant, l’intransigeance de celui qui a donné voix aux opprimés et dépravés de la société, dans des phrases mémorables ponctuées de moments de grâce.