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Charles Bukowski, Outsider Literature, and the Beat Movement, Hardback Book

Charles Bukowski, Outsider Literature, and the Beat Movement Hardback

Part of the Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature series

Description

This book uses cultural and psycho-social analysis to examine the beat writer Charles Bukowski and his literature, focusing on representations of the anti-hero rebel and outsider.

Clements considers the complexities, ambiguities, and contradictions represented by the author and his work, exploring Bukowski's visceral writing of the cultural ordinary and everyday self-narrative.

The study considers Bukowski's apolitical, gendered, and working-class stance to understand how the writer represents reality and is represented with regards to counter-cultural literature.

In addition, Clements provides a broader socio-cultural focus that evaluates counterculture in relation to the American beat movement and mythology, highlighting the male cool anti-hero.

The cultural practices and discourses utilized to situate Bukowski include the individual and society, outsiderdom, cult celebrity, fan embodiment, and disneyfication, providing a greater understanding of the beat generation and counterculture literature.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 214 pages, 1 Halftones, black and white; 1 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9780415807593

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