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Capturing the Beat Moment
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"Capturing the Beat Moment" examines the assumptions the Beats made about the moment and their attempt to “capture” this “immediacy,” focusing on the works of Kerouac and Ginsberg as well as on those of women and African American Beat writers.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction Rethinking the Beats
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. 1. Being Present: Authenticity in Postwar America
  2. pp. 17-52
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  1. 2. The Visionary State: Uniting Past, Present, and Future
  2. pp. 53-83
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  1. 3. Immanence and Transcendence: Reich, Orgasm, and the Body
  2. pp. 84-120
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  1. 4. Recording the Moment: The Role of the Photograph in Beat Representation
  2. pp. 121-154
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  1. 5. Getting Together: Heterotopia and the Moment as a Social Site
  2. pp. 155-187
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  1. Conclusion: Making the Most of the Moment
  2. pp. 188-190
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 193-205
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  1. Works Cited and Consulted
  2. pp. 207-215
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 217-226
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