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Text, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll explores the interaction between two of the most powerful socio-cultural movements in the post-war years - the literary forces of the Beat Generation and the musical energies of rock and its attendant culture.
Simon Warner examines the interweaving strands, seeded by the poet/novelists Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and others i
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Hardcover, 544 pages
Published March 7th 2013 by Bloomsbury
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Exploring the connection between the the Beat Generation and rock (and jazz), this book has it all. This is the kind of book that I would have saved up for for ages as a teenager, and then taken a full year to read. Read the full review here: http://blog.thatbookyoulike.com.au/ha...
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SIMON WARNER is a lecturer, journalist and broadcaster who teaches Popular Music Studies at the University of Leeds. He has been a live rock reviewer and counterculture obituarist for the Guardian and Independent and is a regular contributor to the UK Beat magazine Beat Scene.

He has particular interests in the relationship between the Beat writers and rock music and his latest volume, Text and Dru
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