Women of the Beat Generation : The Writers, Artists and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 1998-10-01
  • Publisher: Conari Pr
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Winner of an American Book Award, this collection is an unprecedented exploration of the lives, writings, and astonishing stories of the long-overlooked women of the Beat Generation. Brenda Knight is the author of Women Who Love Books Too Much and Women of the Beat Generation, winner of an American Book Award. A scholar of medieval literature and modern poetry, she lives in San Francisco, California.

Table of Contents

Sisters, Saints and Sibyls: Women and the Beatp. 1
The Precursorsp. 7
Helen Adam: Bardic Matriarchp. 9
Jane Bowles: A Life at the End of the Worldp. 18
Ilse Klapperp. 25
Madeline Gleason: True Born Poetp. 29
Josephine Miles: Mentor to a Revolutionp. 39
The Musesp. 47
Joan Vollmer Adams Burroughs: Calypso Strandedp. 49
Vickie Russellp. 50
Helen Hinklep. 52
Carolyn Cassady: Karmic Gracep. 57
LuAnne Hendersonp. 60
Anne Murphyp. 64
Edie Parker Kerouac: First Matep. 76
Stella Sampasp. 78
Joan Haverty Kerouac: Nobody's Wifep. 87
Gabrielle "Memere" Kerouacp. 88
Eileen Kaufman: Keeper of the Flamep. 103
The Writersp. 115
Mary Fabilli: Farmer's Daughterp. 117
Diane di Prima: Poet Priestessp. 123
Barbara Guestp. 125
Elise Cowen: Beat Alicep. 141
Joyce Johnson: A True Good Heartp. 167
Hettie Jones: Mother Jonesp. 183
Billie Holidayp. 186
Joanne Kyger: Dharma Sisterp. 197
Denise Levertov: Fortune's Favoritep. 205
Joanna McClure: West Coast Villagerp. 214
Janine Pommy Vega: Lyric Adventurerp. 223
Elsie Johnp. 225
Ruth Weiss: The Survivorp. 241
Aya Tarlowp. 244
Mary Norbert Korte: Redwood Mama Activistp. 257
Brenda Frazer: Transformed Geniusp. 269
Lenore Kandel: Word Alchemistp. 279
Anne Waldman: Fast Speaking Womanp. 287
Jan Kerouac: The Next Generationp. 309
Natalie Jacksonp. 311
The Artistsp. 319
Jay DeFeo: The Rosep. 321
Joan Brown: Painter and Prodigyp. 327
Gui de Angulop. 328
Worthy Beat Women: Recollectionp. 331
Afterwordp. 335
Appendix: Lists of Collected Worksp. 343
Acknowledgmentsp. 353
Permissions Acknowledgmentsp. 355
Indexp. 359
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