Drugs and the 'Beats' : The Role of Drugs in the Lives and Writings of Kerouac, Burroughs and Ginsberg

Drugs and the 'Beats' : The Role of Drugs in the Lives and Writings of Kerouac, Burroughs and Ginsberg

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In this fascinating and informative exploration of the relationship between drugs and literature, the reader will discover the lives and writings of three celebrated "beat" writers: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs. In examining the drugs they used and the consequent effects on how they lived, what they wrote about, and how they wrote, the author offers an intriguing study of the role of drugs in the creative process. No literary movement had ever explored such a variety of drugs (heroin, morphine, alcohol, amphetamines, marijuana, LSD, etc.) with such such intensity as these three iconic writers. As precursors to and models for a whole generation of "flower children," they had a profound impact not only in literature but on the whole of society.


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Author(s)
John Long
Format
Paperback | 272 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 15mm | 404g
Publication date
31 Oct 2005
Publisher
Virtualbookworm.com Publishing
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
1589397835
ISBN13
9781589397835
Bestsellers rank
1,217,192