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Author Collins, Ronald K. L.
Title Mania : the story of the outraged and outrageous lives that launched a cultural revolution / Ronald K.L. Collins & David M. Skover.
Published Oak Park, Ill. : Top Five Books, 2013.
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 Floor4  PS228.B6 C65 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xi, 464 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 427-452) and index.
Contents Prologue -- The chase -- The asylum -- The poem & prosecution -- The trial & tribulation -- Epilogue: Legacy.
Summary By the time Lucien Carr stabbed David Kammerer to death on the banks of the Hudson River in August 1944, it was clear that the hard-partying teenage companion to Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady, and William S. Burroughs might need to reevaluate his life. A two-year stint in a reformatory straightened out the wayward youth but did little to curb the wild ways of his friends. What is more remarkable than the manic lives they led is that they succeeded-- remaking their own generation and inspiring the ones that followed.
Subject Beat generation.
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997.
Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997.
Literature and society -- United States.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Related Names Skover, David M., 1951-
ISBN 9781938938023
OCLC number 809989007