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Skerl, Jennie

Works: 12 works in 51 publications in 1 language and 5,452 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Satire  History  Black humor  Portraits  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Photographs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PS3552.U75, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jennie Skerl
William S. Burroughs at the front critical reception, 1959-1989 ( )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tawdry place of salvation the art of Jane Bowles ( )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this first critical study of the work of Jane Bowles, Jennie Skerl presents eleven essays, which, she explains, "pay attention to the works, not the biography or the myth, in order to understand and appreciate [Bowles's] brilliant oeuvre." Through these essays - which deal with Bowles's published as well as her unpublished work - Skerl seeks to generate serious critical attention to an important but neglected female experimental writer of the mid-twentieth century and to celebrate her originality, power, and craft. Based in disciplines that range from feminist criticism to Middle Eastern studies, from queer theory to the Beat Generation, and from postmodernism to Victorianism, the essayists naturally approach Bowles's fiction and drama from a wide variety of critical perspectives. All of these essays are unpublished and written for this volume
William S. Burroughs by Jennie Skerl( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of William S. Burroughs
Reconstructing the Beats by Jennie Skerl( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of scholarly essays reassesses the Beat Generation writers in mid-century American history and literature, as well as their broad cultural impact since the 60s from contemporary critical, theoretical, historical, and interdisciplinary perspectives. The traditional canon of major writers in this generation is expanded to include women and African Americans. The essays offer critiques of media stereotypes and popular cliches that influence both academic and popular discourse about the Beats, connect the literature of the Beat movement to music, painting, and film, and ultimately open new directions for study of the Beats in the 21st century
The transnational beat generation by Nancy McCampbell Grace( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This collection maps the Beat Generation movement globally, exploring American Beat writers alongside parallel movements in other countries that shared a critique of global capitalism and a sense of the permeability of national and cultural boundaries. Ranging from the immediate post-World War II period and continuing into the 1990s, the essays illustrate Beat participation in the global circulation of a poetics of dissent that both affirms and transforms nation/state identities"--
The form of absurdity: the novels of Samuel Beckett by Jennie Skerl( Book )
3 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reconstructing the beat generation ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William S. Burroughs ar the front Critical reception, 19591989 ( Book )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reconstructing the Beats ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Naked lunch : the restored text by William S Burroughs( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The tale of a descent into the hellish world of a narcotics addict as he travels from New York to Tangiers and then into the nightmarish Interzone
Papers pertaining to a bibliography of William S. Burroughs compiled by Maynard and Barry Miles by Joe Maynard( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Photographs of Burroughs, Maynard, Allen Ginsberg, and Gysin, and miscellaneous printed material including programs and exhibit catalogs complete the collection
Images of women in advertising by Linda Kimler( Visual )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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