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Political Outlaws: Beat Cowboys

Author(s): Kurt Hemmer

Journal: American Studies Journal
ISSN 1433-5239

Issue: 50;
Start page: 2;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: U.S. | United | States | America | culture | literature | outlaws | beat writers | beat generation

This paper examines the specific cultural landscape of the liminal locale of bohemia during the specific historical moment of the Beat Generation (1950–1965) to examine how the elements of the outlaw figure were transformed by the Beat writers to fend off the Eisenhower-era containment culture.
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