Beat Sound, Beat Vision

Beat Sound, Beat Vision

The Beat Spirit and Popular Song

eBook - 2010
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This book reveals the ideas behind the Beat vision which influenced the Beat sound of the songwriters who followed on from them. Having explored the thinking of Alan Watts, who coined the term?Beat Zen?, and who influenced the counterculture which emerged out of the Beat movement, it celebrates Jack Kerouac as a writer in pursuit of a?beatific? vision. On this basis, the book goes on to explain the relevance of Kerouac and his friends Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder to songwriters who emerged in the 1960s. Not only are new, detailed readings of the lyrics of the Beatles and of Dylan given, bu.
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2010
ISBN: 9781847794765
1847794769
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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