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Beat Sound, Beat VisionThe Beat Spirit and Popular Song$
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Laurence Coupe

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780719071126

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719071126.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Beat Sound, Beat Vision
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Laurence Coupe

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719071126.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the Beat movement, examining the word ‘Beat’, which is generally acknowledged to refer to the beat of bebop music. It then defines several related terms, including ‘spirituality’ and ‘mysticism’, and next surveys five faiths from which the Beats took spiritual inspiration in their search for the beatific vision. The chapter ends with a section on the twofold assumption addressed in this book, which is that popular song is worth taking seriously, regardless of its status in society.

Keywords:   Beat movement, Beat, bebop music, spirituality, mysticism, five faiths, spiritual inspiration, beatific vision, popular song

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