Syncopations : Beats, New Yorkers, and writers in the dark /

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Author / Creator:Campbell, James, 1951-
Imprint:Berkeley : University of California Press, 2008.
Description:1 online resource (xvii, 226 p.)
Subject:Campbell, James, -- 1951-
Campbell, James, -- 1951-
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
Beats (Persons)
Authors, Scottish -- 20th century -- Biography.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
American literature.
American literature -- African American authors.
Authors, Scottish.
Beats (Persons)
Intellectual life.
New York (N.Y.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
New York (State) -- New York.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: E-Resource Book
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9780520252363 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520252370 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Summary:This compulsively readable collection of profiles and essays by James Campbell, tied together by a beguiling autobiographical thread, proffers unique observations on writers and writing in the post-1950s period. Campbell considers writers associated with the New Yorker magazine, including John Updike, William Maxwell, Truman Capote, and Jonathan Franzen. Continuing his longterm engagement with African American authors, he offers an account of his legal battle with the FBI over James Baldwin's file and a new profile of Amiri Baraka. He also focuses on the Beat poets Gary Snyder and Allen Ginsbe.
Other form:Print version: Syncopations Berkeley : University of California Press, 2008. 9780520252363 (cloth : alk. paper)