cover image The Portable Beat Reader

The Portable Beat Reader

Various. Penguin Books, $17 (688pp) ISBN 978-0-14-015102-2

Cutting through bohemian posturing and excess, Charters reprints the most vital material produced by writers of the Beat generation, offering a broad perspective on the movement by including work by lesser-known figures alongside that of leading lights Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs. ( Nov. )