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  • Author:
    Philip Beidler
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    082031787X
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    978-0820317878
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    University of Georgia Press (November 1, 1995)
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    264 pages
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For his work on Vietnam writers, he has been called "one of the founding fathers of Vietnam War studies. Beidler, who is of German and Quaker descent, did his undergraduate at Davidson College, then served as a lieutenant in an armored cavalry platoon in Vietnam

At the heart of Scriptures for a Generation are dozens of detailed entries .

At the heart of Scriptures for a Generation are dozens of detailed entries discussing individual writers and the particular importance of their texts - bona fide '60s classics ranging from The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five to Carlos Casteneda's The Teachings of Don Juan and the Boston Women's Health Book Collective's Our Bodies, Ourselves. Beidler (Rewriting America: Vietnam Authors in Their Generation, Univ. of Georgia P. 1991) celebrates the diversity of texts that both shaped the Zeitgeist of the Sixties and was born of that.

The focus is on readers reading in the 1960s in the USA, that is to say: what did people read, why did they read, and .

A master copy has also been provided on the course shelf.

More than fifty writers, from Timothy Leary and Malcolm X to Helen Gurley Brown and Rachel Carson, are individually profiled in this lively survey of the literature. ISBN13:9780820316413.

Beidler, Philip D. Format: Book.

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Magazine article Times Higher Education.

Magazine article Times Higher Education. What Are You Reading?: Books. Laurence Coupe, senior lecturer in English, Manchester Metropolitan University, is reading Philip D. Beidler's Scriptures for a Generation: What We Were Reading in the '60s (University of Georgia Press, 1994). I wish I'd discovered this fascinating handbook before I wrote Beat Sound, Beat Vision, my study of the influence of the Beat movement on songwriters of the 1960s.

Scriptures for a Generation: What We were Reading in the '60s. September 1995 · American Literature. At the heart of Scriptures for a Generation are dozens of detailed entries discussing individual writers and the particular importance of their texts - bona fide '60s classics ranging from The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five to Carlos Casteneda's The Teachings of Don Juan and the Boston Women's Health Book Collective's Our Bodies, Ourselves.

Beidler, Philip . Scriptures for a Generation: What We Were Reading in the 60s (Athens and London: University of Georgia Press, 1994). Bellow, Saul, Herzog (New York: The Viking Press, 1964).

More than fifty writers, from Timothy Leary and Malcolm X to Helen Gurley Brown and Rachel Carson, are individually profiled in this lively survey of the literature of the 1960s. A look at the books behind the decade's youth movements, Scriptures for a Generation recalls the era as one of unprecedented literacy and belief in the power of books to change society. In showing that the generation that came of age in the '60s marked both the height and the end of "the last great reading culture," Philip D. Beidler also implies much about the state of literacy in our country today.

Featured are bona fide 1960s classics ranging from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet and Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five to Carlos Casteneda's The Teachings of Don Juan and the Boston Women's Health Book Collective's Our Bodies, Ourselves. Represented as well are such works of revered elders as Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf and Henry David Thoreau's Walden. Beidler's coverage also extends to works of the early 1970s that are textual and spiritual extensions of the 1960s: the Portola Institute's Last Whole Earth Catalog, Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, and others.