Girls Who Wore Black
Girls Who Wore Black
Women Writing the Beat Generation

"Arguing that before these anthologies Beat women had been given short shrift, the editors have gathered together articles from a variety of critical perspectives that focus on the writings of Helen Adam, Diane di Prima, Joyce Johnson, Hettie Jones, Elise Cowen, Brenda Frazer, Joanne Kyger, and Ann Waldman. Johnson (English and American studies, Tufts Univ.) and Grace (English, Coll. of Wooster) contend that despite 'their de facto exclusion from discourses of Beat art and creativity, women were integral to Beat's development and indispensable to expressing its signature disdain of and challenge to establishment culture and conventions.' A concluding essay by Tim Hunt (Kerouac's Crooked Road) highlights and ties together significant ideas expressed in individual essays. The questions presented here are of interest not just in relation to Beat literature but in the broader context of women's and cultural studies as well..." – Library Journal

Title Girls Who Wore Black
Subtitle Women Writing the Beat Generation
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Title First Published 01 July 2002
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 295 p.
ISBN-10 0813530652
ISBN-13 9780813530659
Publication Date 01 July 2002
Main content page count 295
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $23.95

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