The Story of the Outraged and Outrageous Lives That Launched A Cultural Revolution

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Mania takes you into the world of the young rebels who transformed American culture in the 1950s-a world of sex, drugs, jazz, crime, insanity, and a defiant new literature. It tells the story of Lucien Carr's killing of David Kammerer, the car chase that led to Allen Ginsberg's committal to a mental asylum, William S. Burroughs' heroin addiction and deadly "William Tell act," Jack Kerouac's seven-year struggle to publish On The Road, and the creation of Ginsberg's ecstatic masterpiece "Howl," which the authorities declared obscene and fought fervently to suppress. It is a story too unbelievable to make up. Book jacket.
Publisher: Oak Park, Ill. : Top Five Books, 2013.
ISBN: 9781938938023
Branch Call Number: 810.9988 COL
Characteristics: xi, 464 p. : ill. 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Skover, David M. 1951-


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