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Hard to Be a Saint in the City

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An exploration of Beat spirituality—seen through excerpts from the writings of the seminal writers of Beat Generation themselves.
It's been said that Jack Kerouac made it cool to be a thinking person seeking a spiritual experience. And there is no doubt that the writers he knew and inspired—iconic figures like Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Gary Snyder, and Michael McClure—were thinkers seeking exactly that. In this re-claiming of their vision, Robert Inchausti explores the Beat canon to reveal that the movement was at heart a spiritual one. It goes deeper than the Buddhism with which many of the key figures became identified. It's about their shared perception of an existence in which the Divine reveals itself in the ordinary. Theirs is a spirituality where real life triumphs over airy ideals and personal authenticity becomes both the content and the vehicle for a kind of refurbished American Transcendentalism.

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Publisher: Shambhala

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  • Release date: January 30, 2018

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  • ISBN: 9780834841093
  • File size: 1994 KB
  • Release date: January 30, 2018

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  • ISBN: 9780834841093
  • File size: 1998 KB
  • Release date: January 30, 2018

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English

An exploration of Beat spirituality—seen through excerpts from the writings of the seminal writers of Beat Generation themselves.
It's been said that Jack Kerouac made it cool to be a thinking person seeking a spiritual experience. And there is no doubt that the writers he knew and inspired—iconic figures like Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Gary Snyder, and Michael McClure—were thinkers seeking exactly that. In this re-claiming of their vision, Robert Inchausti explores the Beat canon to reveal that the movement was at heart a spiritual one. It goes deeper than the Buddhism with which many of the key figures became identified. It's about their shared perception of an existence in which the Divine reveals itself in the ordinary. Theirs is a spirituality where real life triumphs over airy ideals and personal authenticity becomes both the content and the vehicle for a kind of refurbished American Transcendentalism.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Shambhala

    Kindle Book
    Release date: January 30, 2018

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780834841093
    File size: 1994 KB
    Release date: January 30, 2018

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780834841093
    File size: 1998 KB
    Release date: January 30, 2018

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English