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Arthur Versluis

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199368136

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368136.001.0001

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Beat Religion and the Choice

Beat Religion and the Choice

(p.92) 8 Beat Religion and the Choice
American Gurus

Arthur Versluis

Oxford University Press

Discusses the religious significances of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs and the Beat movement. Argues Burroughs is an outlier figure. Kerouac in particular exemplifies American religious immediatism.

Keywords:   Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs

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