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The Holy Barbarians (1959)

by Lawrence Lipton

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Reprint of 1959 edition. Hardbound 328pp. Mr. Lipton's book is the first complete and unbiased survey of the beat generation and its role in our society. Here are the intimate facts about these people and their attitudes-toward sex, dope, jazz, art, religion, parents, landlords, employers, politicians, draft boards, the law and, most important, toward the "square." The author presents a picture of their way of life, their individual backgrounds, the language they have appropriated, in terms made clear for the first time to those of us who have been confused and puzzled about them. He also provides a balanced discussion of their literature, art and music, of what they produce and fail to produce in the arts they practice.… (more)
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    The real Bohemia by Francis Joseph Rigney (giovannigf)
    giovannigf: Lawrence Lipton's The Holy Barbarians offers a view of the West Coast beat scene from a central figure in the scene, and The Real Bohemia attempts to present a sociological view of the same scene from two "objective" observers. Surprisingly, it is the sociological study that features much more extensive selections of poetry by the participating beats, but both books complement each other to give a rounded view of a scene usually eclipsed by the more famous East Coast proponents (Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs).… (more)
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A sociological study of the late 1960's cultural dissidents. ( )
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Better than expected account of the West Coast beatnik scene. ( )
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Reprint of 1959 edition. Hardbound 328pp. Mr. Lipton's book is the first complete and unbiased survey of the beat generation and its role in our society. Here are the intimate facts about these people and their attitudes-toward sex, dope, jazz, art, religion, parents, landlords, employers, politicians, draft boards, the law and, most important, toward the "square." The author presents a picture of their way of life, their individual backgrounds, the language they have appropriated, in terms made clear for the first time to those of us who have been confused and puzzled about them. He also provides a balanced discussion of their literature, art and music, of what they produce and fail to produce in the arts they practice.

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