English N166

Special Topics

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Session Course Areas
2 Summer 2012 Loewinsohn, Ron
TTh 4-6 220 Wheeler

Book List

Burroughs, William: Junky; Burroughs, William: Naked Lunch; Ginsberg, Allen: Howl; Ginsberg, Allen: Kaddish; Kerouac, Jack: On The Road; Snyder, Gary: No Nature


We will examine mostly the early work of the four central figures of the Beat Geneartion--- William S Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg,. Jack Kerouac and Gary Snyder.  We will look at the hisrtorical and literary-historical context in which they worked to appreciate those features of American literature that they continued, as well as those they reblled against. 

This course will be taught in Session C, from June 19 to August 9.

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