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Beatniks a guide to an American subculture by Alan Bisbort

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Published by Greenwood Press in Santa Barbara, Calif .
Written in English


  • Beat generation -- History,
  • Subculture -- United States

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementAlan Bisbort.
SeriesGuides to subcultures and countercultures
LC ClassificationsPS228.B6 B57 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24022597M
ISBN 109780313365744, 9780313365751
LC Control Number2009031093

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