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Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are brief, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. In addition to an introduction to the subject, each topic is individually analyzed and reviewed, examinin ...more
Paperback, 92 pages
Published March 1st 2002 by Pocket Essentials
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Tom O’Connell
Offers concise introductions to Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs, summarising what they're best known for and detailing an extensive – if not entirely comprehensive – bibliography for each writer.

Exactly what you'd expect from a 'pocket book'; my only qualm was the oodles of personal bias (assigning ratings to works and tarnishing reputations with conjecture. That, I could've done without.
Tanmay Tathagat
Oct 17, 2012 Tanmay Tathagat rated it it was ok
Contains information you could get from Wikipedia. Strictly by the numbers. Just OK.
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