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Community Lecture: The Beat Poets — A Literary & Cultural Revolution

Program No. 24774RJ
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At a Glance

The revolutionary works of “The Beat Poets” of San Francisco changed both literature and culture. In this lecture, you’ll explore and examine some of them. From Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s “Coney Island of the Mind” and “Starting from San Francisco,” to Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” and “Kaddish,” to Pulitzer Prize winner Gary Snyder’s Buddhist/Environmentalist “Turtle Island.” You’ll also take a look at Beat icon Jack Kerouac, author of “On the Road” and “Dharma Bums,” and the extraordinary poetry of his “October In The Railroad Earth."

General Notes

Your online lecture recording will be 1-2 hours long, you are free to watch anytime. This online experience uses a ShareFile link to a pre-recorded lecture. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and will be sent the recording link via email with instructions on how to view the lecture.

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