Specialized Reading List for "Literary History of the Beat Generation,"

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So came across this site: http://levity.com/digaland/celestial/ which gives details for a reading list Mr A Ginsberg gave out at a course he was teaching back in the 70's. I was wondering if anyone knew of any other suggested reading lists from other well know literary figures etc. Kind of like celeb playlists for books.

juniorbonner (juniorbonner), Saturday, 5 June 2004 14:48 (sixteen years ago) link

Donald Barthelme's Syllabus

cozen (Cozen), Saturday, 5 June 2004 15:24 (sixteen years ago) link

There isn't ONE thing on Ginsberg's list that surprises me. Not one! Not one title that would make me go, "huh, whaddya know, wouldn't expect to see that on there." Hurray for consistency, I suppose?

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 7 June 2004 22:13 (sixteen years ago) link

Fifty books for Cozen to read.

Casuistry (Chris P), Monday, 7 June 2004 23:40 (sixteen years ago) link

Not one surprised me either. But what happened to Kenneth Patchen?

pepektheassassin (pepektheassassin), Wednesday, 9 June 2004 16:23 (sixteen years ago) link

sixteen years pass...

I have the book that compiles the Ginsberg teachings from that course into a readable form. It's sitting somewhere still unread after buying it in the run up to Xmas before last or the one before that.
Looked really good though.
Was just looking up the term reading list cos I was wondering if there was a decolonisation/black lives matter type one taht anybody here had shared. Was just wondering what was thought to be canonical/shared understanding on that front. Cos I've read some an not others and been brown my entire life like.

Stevolende, Friday, 19 March 2021 09:02 (three weeks ago) link


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