Women writers of the beat era : autobiography and intertextuality /

The first single-authored study on female writers of this generation, Women Writers of the Beat Era offers vital analysis of autobiographical works by Diane di Prima, ruth weiss, Hettie Jones, Joanne Kyger, and others, introducing the reader to new voices that redefine our understanding of Beat--Cov...

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Main Author: Carden, Mary Paniccia (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2018.
Series:Cultural frames, framing culture.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: writing from nowhere
  • Intertextual lives: reading the autobiographical texts of women writers of the Beat era
  • Truthiness: Diane Di Prima's Memoirs of a beatnik and Recollections of my life as a woman
  • Diversification: Bonnie Bremser's Troia: Mexican memoirs and Beat chronicles
  • Consociation: Ruth Weiss's Desert journal, For these women of the Beat, and Can't stop the Beat
  • Displacements: Joanne Kyger's The Japan and India journals and The tapestry and the web
  • Cross-textuality: Joyce Johnson's Minor characters and Door wide open
  • Contextuality: Hettie Jones's How I became Hettie Jones and Drive
  • Coda: rerouting Beat nowheres.