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The Resource Capturing the beat moment : cultural politics and the poetics of presence, Erik Mortenson

Capturing the beat moment : cultural politics and the poetics of presence, Erik Mortenson

Label
Capturing the beat moment : cultural politics and the poetics of presence
Title
Capturing the beat moment
Title remainder
cultural politics and the poetics of presence
Statement of responsibility
Erik Mortenson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book investigates the cultural construction of immediacy in Beat writing. It places an expanded canon of Beat writers in an early postmodern context that highlights their importance in American poetics and outlines the effects of gender and race on Beat writing in the postwar years. Mortenson argues that Beat writers focused on action, desire, and spontaneity to establish an authentic connection to the world around them. He challenges the stereotype of the Beats as simply timeless hipsters by demonstrating their importance to our understanding of the changes occurring in America in the middle of the twentieth century.--[book cover]
  • "Mortenson's revisionist study keeps a steady eye on the historical and cultural milieu of Beat writers, drawing on critical theory, feminism, and race/ethnicity studies to explore the movement's larger impact on U.S. culture during the Cold War. This is a brilliant contribution to cultural poetics."---Michael Davidson, author of Guys Like Us: Citing Masculinity in Cold War Poetics --
  • Examining "the moment" as one of the primary motifs of Beat writing, Erik Mortenson offers the first book to investigate the cultural construction of immediacy in Beat writing. Capturing the Beat Moment places an expanded canon of Beat writers in an early postmodern context that highlights their importance in American poetics and outlines the effects of gender and race on Beat writing in the postwar years. --
  • Mortenson argues that Beat writers focused on action, desire, and spontaneity to establish an authentic connection to the world around them---they believed that "living in the moment" was the only way to break free of the constrictive notions of time and space prevalent during the 1950s in order to create the kind of life that led to good writing. Mortenson challenges the stereotype of the Beats as simply timeless hipsters by demonstrating their importance to our understanding of the vast changes occurring in America in the middle of the twentieth century. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
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Mortenson, Erik
Dewey number
810.9/0054
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS228.B6
LC item number
M66 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beats (Persons)
  • American literature
Label
Capturing the beat moment : cultural politics and the poetics of presence, Erik Mortenson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: rethinking the beats -- Being present: authenticity in postwar America -- The visionary state: uniting past, present, and future -- Immanence and transcendence: Reich, orgasm, and the body -- Recording the moment: the role of the photograph in beat representation -- Getting together: heterotopia and the moment as a social site -- Conclusion: making the most of the moment
Control code
591770326
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780809386130
Lccn
2010010658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)591770326
Label
Capturing the beat moment : cultural politics and the poetics of presence, Erik Mortenson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: rethinking the beats -- Being present: authenticity in postwar America -- The visionary state: uniting past, present, and future -- Immanence and transcendence: Reich, orgasm, and the body -- Recording the moment: the role of the photograph in beat representation -- Getting together: heterotopia and the moment as a social site -- Conclusion: making the most of the moment
Control code
591770326
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780809386130
Lccn
2010010658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)591770326

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