Keep on Rolling Under the Stars

Green Readings on the Beat Generation

Edited by
June 2022
160 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-2341-5 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-2342-2 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Keep on Rolling Under the Stars: Green Readings on the Beat Generation that was published in

Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities

Beat Studies represent a vibrant field of intellectual inquiry, and this collection examines Beat culture as deeply infused with ecological themes. Allen Ginsberg invented the term "Flower Power" and Beat texts uncover the sources of our current existential climate predicament. This is the first edited collection to place the Beat Generation in conversation with the environment. A diverse number of contributors from Asia, Europe, and North America addresses essential environmental subjects and the deep ecological vision of the Beats.

  • Hardback
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© 2022 by the authors; CC BY-NC-ND license
Allen Ginsberg; Beat Generation; poetry; poetics; memory; Guy Debord; psychogeography; landscape; ecocriticism; pilgrimage; Geoffrey Chaucer; The Canterbury Tales; Jack Kerouac; On the Road; ecocriticism; ecopoetics; slow travel; vernacular; William S. Burroughs; Naked Lunch; dark ecology; consumption; control; Timothy Morton; speciesism; consumerism; mass extinction; Beat Generation; William S. Burroughs; climate change; environmental humanities; posthuman; non-philosophy; Beat women; eco-criticism; green reading; Diane di Prima; Anne Waldman; Kerouac; On the Road; frontier; ecotopia; Anne Waldman; ecopoetry; ecocriticism; green reading; Beat women; New York School; New American Poetry; poetry; reparative reading; environment; environmental humanities; Black Mountain; William S. Burroughs; Queer; Ghost of Chance; Yage Letters; Naked Lunch; Madagascar; experimental film; cyberpunk; nature; sound; control; animals; beat generation; ecocriticism; comparative literature; white shamanism; Beat poetry; anthropocentric materialism; Buddhist poetics; biotic community

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