The writers of the Beat Generation revolutionized American literature with their iconoclastic approach to language and their angry assault on the conformity and conservatism of postwar society.
More than half a century later, the Beats’ impact can still be felt in literature, cinema, music, theater and the visual arts.
Tickets from $30 (includes book).
Noted critic, author and scholar David Sterritt is a professor at Columbia University, chair of the National Society of Film Critics and chief book critic of Film Quarterly.
Very Short Introductions
92Y and Oxford University Press’s Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects—from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History and Archaeology to the Bible. The authors of these books provide trenchant and provocative, yet balanced and complete discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Copies of the books are included in ticket price, and will be distributed at the programs.
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Priority registration puts you at the front of the line to register for courses and events for an upcoming semester.
Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.
Who is eligible for priority registration?
Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.
How do I know if I qualify?
Patrons that qualify for Priority Registration will receive packets in the mail explaining how to purchase online. Priority registration is normally mailed 2-3 weeks before a catalog is available. Registration information includes your Patron ID#. You can use this ID# to setup your login information online. This will allow you to register early for a course or event. Please note: if you receive a packet, you are only eligible to priority register for the programs covered in your packet.
Priority Registration Support
To find out if you are eligible for priority registration, don't have your Patron ID#, or having difficulty ordering online, please call 212.415.5500 or email.