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All Poets Welcome: The Lower East Side Poetry Scene in the 1960s

by Daniel Kane

This landmark book captures the heady excitement of the vibrant, irreverent poetry scene of New York's Lower East Side in the 1960s. Drawing from personal interviews with many of the participants, from unpublished letters, and from rare sound recordings, Daniel Kane brings together for the first time the people, political events, and poetic roots that coalesced into a highly influential community. From the poetry-reading venues of the early sixties, such as those at the Les Deux MÉgots and Le Metro coffeehouses to The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, a vital forum for poets to this day, Kane traces the history of this literary renaissance, showing how it was born from a culture of publicly performed poetry. The Lower East Side in the sixties proved foundational in American verse culture, a defining era for the artistic and political avant-garde. The Lower East Side's cafes, coffeehouses, and salons brought together poets of various aesthetic sensibilities, including writers associated with the so-called New York School, Beats, Black Mountain, Deep Image, San Francisco Renaissance, Umbra, and others. Kane shows that the significance for literary history of this loosely defined community of poets and artists lies in part in its reclaiming an orally centered poetic tradition, adapted specifically to open up the possibilities for an aesthetically daring, playful poetics and a politics of joy and resistance.

The Monkey King's Amazing Adventure

by Daniel Kane Wu Cheng'En Timothy Richard

Join the Monkey King on his fantastic travels in this exciting version of the traditional Chinese folktale Monkey King's Amazing Adventures. This legend has delighted countless generations, and this lovely retelling is a wonderful introduction for a new generation of readers.

The Monkey King's Amazing Adventure

by Daniel Kane Wu Cheng'En Timothy Richard

China's most popular traditional novel, The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures is the story of the Monkey King, his incredible origin and downfall, and his epic quest to redeem himself with his trusted companions, as they face fantastic foes, demons, and monsters and have amazing adventures in their travels to the Western paradise.No matter what obstacle was put before him, the clever, wily Monkey King always got what he wanted-unimaginable strength, eternal life, even his own position in the Celestial Realm with the gods. But more than anything else, the Monkey King loved mischief and rule-breaking, and he was sure that he was the most powerful creature in the world.But after defeat and punishment, the Monkey King found himself wanting some things he never expected: to be good enough and have the discipline to help the monk Xuanzang on his mission to bring Buddhist Scriptures-and enlightenment-to China.Readers will thrill to Timothy Richard's retelling of the Monkey King's exploits-whether in the Dragon King's underwater castle, the Halls of the Dead, or the palace of Buddha himself-and find themselves captivated as he joins Xuanzang and his other companions, the Dragon Horse, the Monk Sand, and the mischievous Pig on the dangerous trek West.

The Monkey King's Amazing Adventure: A Journey to the West in Search of Enlightenment

by Daniel Kane Wu Cheng'En Timothy Richard

Join the Monkey King on his fantastic travels in this exciting version of the traditional Chinese folktale Monkey King's Amazing Adventures. This legend has delighted countless generations, and this lovely retelling is a wonderful introduction for a new generation of readers.

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