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Charles Bukowski, Outsider Literature, and the Beat Movement,9780415807593
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Charles Bukowski, Outsider Literature, and the Beat Movement

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780415807593

ISBN10:
041580759X
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
3/6/2013
Publisher(s):
Routledge
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Summary

This book uses cultural and psycho-social analysis to examine the beat writer Charles Bukowski and his literature, focusing on representations of the anti-hero rebel and outsider. Clements considers the complexities, ambiguities, and contradictions represented by the author and his work, exploring Bukowski'"s visceral writing of the cultural ordinary and everyday self-narrative. The study considers Bukowski'"s apolitical, gendered, and working-class stance to understand how the writer represents reality and is represented with regards to counter-cultural literature. In addition, Clements provides a broader socio-cultural focus that evaluates counterculture in relation to the American beat movement and mythology, highlighting the male cool anti-hero. The cultural practices and discourses utilized to situate Bukowski include the individual and society, outsiderdom, cult celebrity, fan embodiment, and disneyfication, providing a greater understanding of the beat generation and counterculture literature.


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