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The Literature of the Beat Movement

Note: This course is not available for the current semester.

Course No: ENGL.2740;

Course Description

Explores both the writings and the personal lives of a loose confederation of poets, novelists, and essayist who emerged onto the American literary and cultural scene following World War II and who came to be known as the -Beat Generation.+ The primary focus will be on the life and writings of Lowell native Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) with others of the -beat circle+ included as well, i.e., Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Diana DiPrima, etc.

Prerequisites & Notes

  • Prerequisites: ENGL.1010/1020 pre-req
  • Special Notes: LT
  • Credits: 3;

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