The Cool School: Writing From America'S hip Underground: A Library of America Special Publication download free [PDF and Ebook] by Glenn O'Brien

The Cool School: Writing From America'S hip Underground: A Library of America Special Publication download free [PDF and Ebook] by Glenn O'Brien year 2014
  • Book name: The Cool School: Writing From America'S hip Underground: A Library of America Special Publication
  • Author: Glenn O'Brien
  • Release date: 2014/3/26
  • Publisher: THE LIBRARY OF AMERICA
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Funny Books and Stories
  • ISBN: 9781598532562
  • Rating: 7.34 of 10
  • Votes: 192
  • Review by: Charles Watkins
  • Review rating: 7.02 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/2
  • Total pages: 500
  • Includes a PDF summary of 49 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Who were the original hipsters? In this dazzling collection, Glenn O'Brien provides a kaleidoscopic guided tour through the margins and subterranean tribes of mid-twentieth century America-the worlds of jazz, of disaffected postwar youth, of those alienated by racial and sexual exclusion, of outlaws and drug users creating their own dissident networks. Whether labeled as Bop or Beat or Punk, these outsider voices ignored or suppressed by the mainstream would merge and recombine in unpredictable ways, and change American culture forever. To read The Cool School is to experience the energies of that vortex. Drawing on memoirs, poems, novels, comedy routines, letters, essays, and song lyrics, O'Brien creates an unparalleled literary mix tape bringing together Henry Miller, Miles Davis, Jack Kerouac, Diane di Prima, Lenny Bruce, William S. Burroughs, Bob Dylan, Annie Ross, Norman Mailer, Terry Southern, Andy Warhol, Lester Bangs, and dozens of others, including such legendary figures as Beat avatar Neal Cassady, jazz memoirist Babs Gonzales, inspired comic improviser Lord Buckley, no-holds-barred essayist Seymour Krim, and underground filmmaker Jack Smith. His one-of-a-kind anthology recreates an unforgettable era in all its hallucinatory splendor: transgressive, raucous, unruly, harrowing, and often subversively hilarious.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 27H30M
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Literature: History & Criticism, Anthologies (non-poetry), Popular Culture, Literary Studies: General, Humour Collections & Anthologies
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 33.64 USD
  • Dimensions: 147.32x210.82x33.02mm
  • Weight: 639.57g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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