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Author Coupe, Laurence, 1950-
Title Beat sound, Beat vision : the Beat spirit and popular song / Laurence Coupe.
Imprint Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2010.

Author Coupe, Laurence, 1950-
Series Contemporary American & Canadian Writers
Contemporary American & Canadian Writers.
Subject Beats (Persons) -- Influence.
Popular music -- 1961-1970.
Description 1 online resource.
Note Print version record.
Originally published: 2007.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 'This is IT': Alan Watts and the visionary tradition -- 'Go moan for man': Jack Kerouac and the beatific vision -- 'Vision music': Bob Dylan via Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg -- 'Mantra rock': the Beatles via Allen Ginsberg -- 'Eco-Zen', or 'a heaven in a wild flower': from Gary Snyder to Nick Drake.
Summary This book reveals the ideas behind the Beat vision which influenced the Beat sound of the songwriters who followed on from them. Having explored the thinking of Alan Watts, who coined the term?Beat Zen?, and who influenced the counterculture which emerged out of the Beat movement, it celebrates Jack Kerouac as a writer in pursuit of a?beatific? vision. On this basis, the book goes on to explain the relevance of Kerouac and his friends Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder to songwriters who emerged in the 1960s. Not only are new, detailed readings of the lyrics of the Beatles and of Dylan given, bu.
ISBN 1847794769 (electronic bk.)
9781847794765 (electronic bk.)
9780719071133 (pbk.)
0719071135 (pbk.)
9780719071126 (hardback)
OCLC # 820942362
Additional Format Print version: 9780719071133 0719071135 (DLC) 2011562604