Off She Went: Travel-Writing in Women of the Beat Generation

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English Studies
  • Fecha: 01 January 2022
  • ISSN: 17444217 0013838X
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.1080/0013838X.2022.2106406
  • Document Type: Article
  • Publisher: Routledge
© 2022 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.Through the examples of Brenda Frazer, ruth weiss, Joanne Kyger, and Janine Pommy Vega this article contests the immobility traditionally attributed to women of the Beat milieu. Through the analysis of their poetry and fiction¿ and with works spanning four decades¿it analyses how these poets not only contested narrowing representations of female mobility and agency surrounding the silent chick stereotype, but also used their work to develop a heterogenous approach to subvert the male Beat Road as well as the traditional male quest narrative in the representation of the land and the other, challenging¿among others¿the impetus on dominion and the finality of the journey.

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