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Ginsberg, Burroughs and the Ghosts of the Avant-Garde

Norman, Will (2017) Ginsberg, Burroughs and the Ghosts of the Avant-Garde. In: Stubbs, Tara and Haynes, Doug, eds. Navigating the Transnational in Modern American Literature and Culture. Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature . Routledge. ISBN 978-1-138-90389-0.

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Abstract

This essay examines the work of Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs composed during their time in Paris in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It traces the ways in which Ginsberg and Burroughs produced a distinctive haunted spacetime in their work, through their engagement both with the legacy of the European interwar avant-garde and with the geopolitical regime of US imperialism in the early Cold War.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Haunting, Avant-Garde, Cold War, Paris
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Will Norman
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2016 11:56 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2020 15:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55183 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Norman, Will: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4967-8213
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