Not in the Present Generation 1958 Emily Lucretia Sisley ~ Reactionary critique of Beat Generation Culture & Modernism


Title: Not in the Present Generation

Author: E. [Emily] Lucretia Sisley

Description: Stated First Edition. Red cloth with silver lettering on spine. Boards rubbed at extremities. Two pages have small purple-pen marks in margins, otherwise interior is unmarked and generally clean. 73 pages.

A critical look at art, literature, culture and society through Sisley's ultra- conservative lens. Published in 1958, she calls out and critiques the values and cultural productions of the Beat Generation, which she acknowledges as her own generation. She takes a racist position on the superiority of anglo-saxon culture and acclaims special role of America in safeguarding this cultural inheritance.

The author is most likely Dr. Emily Lucretia Sisley (1930-2016), a clinical psychologist, musician and composer, and co-author of The Joy
of Lesbian Sex (1977). Based on the uncommon name, the only advertisement for the book found being published in the Pittsburgh
Sun-Telegraph (corresponding to her family's home in the Pittsburgh area), and that the U.S. copyright register lists several musical
compositions by ''E. Lucretia Sisley'' that were copyrighted by Emily Lucretia Sisley. Dr. Sisley moved to New York City in 1951 and, from the
mid-1960s until her death, lived in west Greenwich Village.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good–
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Vantage Press
Place: New York Washington Chicago Hollywood
Year: 1958

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