Mimi Albert (1739 words)


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Mimi Albert is a short story writer, novelist, memoirist, critic, journalist, and teacher. Though relatively unknown as a Beat writer, Albert – included in Jim Burns’s “Beat Women” (1993) and Richard Peabody’s A Different Beat: Writings by Women of the Beat Generation (1997) – came of age in New York City during what Beat scholars consider the third generation of women Beat writers, and much of her writing depicts the postwar period’s social and cultural rebellion with incisive attention. The New York City countercultural scene is central to much of her work, and she engages in the Beat discourses of identity and authenticity as well as in the female Beat discourse of protofeminism in undeniably important ways. Her b…

Citation: Petrich, Tatum. "Mimi Albert". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 January 2013 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13217, accessed 24 October 2020.]

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