Photo courtesy of Rose Library/Emory University

The Dream Machine: The Beat Generation & the Counterculture, 1940–1975

Sep 28, 2017 – May 15, 2018
DaysTime
Every Mon-Fri9am – 5pm
Free!

Description

This exhibition reconsiders postwar literature and the ways it mirrored, predicted, and remade the culture around it, with special focus on the influential group known as “the Beats.” Pulling from the Rose Library’s rich literary collections, especially the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, the show rediscovers a number of fascinating countercultural writers and is the first major consideration of the Beats in the U.S. in nearly a decade. Rare artifacts, including the recently acquired and long-lost "Joan Anderson" letter that influenced Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," and interactive elements add to the immersive experience.

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