Hardcover: 244 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (September 25, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 2009865
Format: PDF ePub djvu ebook
The Spiritual Imagination of the Beats is the first comprehensive study to explore the role of esoteric, occult, alchemical, shamanistic, mystical and magical traditions in the work of eleven major Beat authors. The opening chapter discusses Kenneth Rexroth and Robert Duncan as predecessors and important influences on the spiritual orientation of the Beats. David Stephen Calonne draws comparisons throughout the book between various approaches ind...