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John Tytell
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar

The Writers of the Beat Generation

To examine the writings of William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder within the cultural contexts of American life since the end of World War II, and the literary tradition since the Romantics. To examine how their reactions to the world of the forties and fifties were expressed in their lifestyles and writings.

Project fields:
American Literature

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$8,750 (approved)
$8,750 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1974 – 8/31/1975