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Author Modern, John Lardas, 1971-

Title The bop apocalypse : the religious visions of Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs / [John Lardas].

Imprint Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2001.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  810.9382 L322b 2001    ---  Available
Description x, 316 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-310) and index.
Contents Introduction : The Tradition of subversion -- "America, when will your cowboys read Spengler?" : Anxiety and influence in postwar America -- Sex, drugs, and theology : The Spenglerian strain of piety -- "No time for poetry but exactly what is" : The Utopia of Beat language -- "Storming the reality studios" : Beat remythologies -- Conclusion : The Seduction of tradition.
Subject American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Beats (Persons)
Religious fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Religious poetry, American -- History and criticism.
Religion and literature -- History -- 20th century.
Apocalyptic literature -- History and criticism.
Spengler, Oswald, 1880-1936 -- Influence.
Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997 -- Religion.
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969 -- Religion.
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997 -- Religion.
Visions in literature.
ISBN 0252025997 (alk. paper)

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