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Kerouac and the Beats

Kerouac and the Beats

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Published by Marlowe & Co .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Novels, other prose & writers: from c 1900 -,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • American - General,
  • English

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsArthur Knight (Editor), Kit Knight (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8692423M
    ISBN 101569249342
    ISBN 109781569249345
    OCLC/WorldCa17300422


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Kerouac and the Beats is an enjoyable read. The book (great as it is) centers on several of the main Beat authors and either presents selections of their works or offers extended yet insightful interviews with them.

Though the centerpiece here is Jack Kerouac himself all right!Cited by: 2. Kerouac and the Beats is an enjoyable read. The book (great as it is) centers on several of the main Beat authors and either presents selections of their works or offers extended yet insightful interviews with them.

Though the centerpiece here is Jack Kerouac himself all right!5/5(2). Barry Miles biography' "Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats" () is part of an unceasing flow of writings about Kerouac and about the Beat movement which he helped to inspire. Miles's book is valuable because it explains why people continue to read Kerouac and the beats and also focuses on the limitations of the movement, I think, through discussion of Kerouac as a by: 8.

Kerouac was first and foremost a writer. Miles' book emphasizes this. Barry Miles' biography "Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats" () is part of an unceasing flow of writings about Kerouac and about the Beat movement which he helped to inspire/5.

Jack Kerouac wrote his masterpiece in one frenzied three-week period in on the infamous foot scroll, which has been “on the road” touring the nation sinceslated to continue on through spring The scroll will also be published in its original, unedited version in book form for the very first time in /5.

From Publishers Weekly. Infidelity, drugs, road trips and encounters with legendary Beats characterized the author's year marriage to Neal Cassady, during which she had an affair with Jack Kerouac and shared Neal with Allen Ginsberg. "To the familiar history of the Beat generation, Carolyn Cassady adds a proprietary chapter marked with newness, /5(16).

An illustrated look back at a very real part of American pop-culture history, when beat culture of the '40s and '50s--sandwiched between the improvisational nature of jazz and the recklessness of rock 'n' roll--began to speak to a part of a generation at odds with mainstream by: 3.

This play written by Kerouac (and I believe there are only two that he ever wrote, the other one being Doctor Sax and the Great World Snake which was magnificently narrated by Creeley and others on a highly recommended CD + play package) introduces the reader to some fairly interesting hep-talk beat generation talk which is very fast-moving, hyperbolic and /5.

Barry Gifford is the consummate storyteller: novelist, poet, biographer, and screenwriter. Beat Generation fans know Barry, with Lawrence Lee, as the author of 'Jack's Book: An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac', published in We caught up with Barry for his take on the Beat Generation 35 years after Jack's Book came out.

There was madness and criminality in the Beat family genes: Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs had all seen the insides of psychiatric hospitals by the age of Corso got his higher education in.

The book was largely autobiographical and describes Kerouac's road-trip adventures across the United States and Mexico with Neal Cassady in the late 40s and early 50s, as well as his relationships with other Beat writers and friends. He completed the first version of the novel during a three-week extended session of spontaneous confessional prose.

Kerouac and the Beats: a primary sourcebook Item Preview Internet Archive Language English. Includes bibliographical references (pages ) and index Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on Aug SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: Editor Sharin N.

Elkholy has gathered leading scholars in Beat studies and philosophy to analyze the cultural, literary, and biographical aspects of the movement, including the drug experience in the works of Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, feminism and the Beat heroine in Diane Di Prima's writings, Gary Snyder's environmental ethics, and the issue.

For more on Kerouac and the Beats, read Louis Menand’s essay “Drive, He Wrote” and Peter Schjeldahl’s recent piece on William Burroughs. Above: Jack Kerouac, circa Photograph by Tom Author: Joshua Rothman. 20 books based on 97 votes: On the Road by Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac, Big Sur by Jack Kerouac, Desolation Angels by Jack Kerouac, The.

By JOSEPH LELYVELD. Author of 'On the Road' was Hero to Youth--Rejected Middle-Class Values ack Kerouac, the novelist who named the Beat Generation and exuberantly celebrated its. a term applied to the Beats of the s, such as Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, who were generally considered to be the precursors of hippies.

Although the movement arose in part as opposition to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War (–75), hippies were often not directly engaged in politics, Additional Information. Additional Reading. Joan Haverty Kerouac, born Joan Virginia Haverty, was the second wife of writer Jack Kerouac and the author of an autobiography, Nobody's Wife: The Smart Aleck and the King of the Beats.

Joan Kerouac's autobiography, which existed only in manuscript form when she died, appeared in book form in after the Kerouacs' only child, Jan Kerouac, her half-brother, David, and Born: Joan Virginia Haverty,near Albany. Kerouac’s most famous novel, On the Road () is still enjoyed by readers for its impulsive style.

King of the Beats, Jean Louis Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on Ma He died at the age of 47 in due to internal. Ginsberg, Kerouac and Burroughs: celebrating the Beats in Paris In the late 50s the Beat movement reached its high point, with Ginsberg, Kerouac and Burroughs sharing rooms in a rundown hotel near.

Her memoir of Kerouac, Minor Characters, won a National Book Critics Circle award in "I guess the first time I heard Allen read Howl, it must have been in the winter of 57, in some little.

The best novels: No 76 – On the Road by Jack Kerouac () The creative history of Kerouac’s beat-generation classic, fuelled by pea soup and benzedrine, has become as famous as the novel. Buy Jack Kerouac: King Of The Beats New Ed by Miles, Barry (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(8).

Kerouac wrote the text in three weeks, on a continuous reel of paper, single-spaced to save time. That energy is in the text – it grabs you and drags you along with it. You want to taste it, it’s Author: Lynnette Lounsbury. Jack Kerouac – “On the Road” ( – excerpts) August 4, at pm (Jack Kerouac, Poetry & Literature, The Beats) These are various excerpts from On the Road, my all time favourite novel Kerouac wrote this autobiographical novel about his cross-country road trips taken with his friend & fellow Beat writer Neal Cassady.

The Beats NPR coverage of The Beats: From Kerouac to Kesey, an Illustrated Journey Through the Beat Generation by Mike Evans. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. Brian Hassett’s Beat Cafe Poster. $ Add to cart. Censorship sticker. $ Add to cart.

Dharma Bum Sticker. $ Add to cart. Doctor Sax – Signed by Jack Kerouac. $4, Sold Out Read more. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – First Edition – Hunter S.

Thompson. $1, Sold Out Read more. Feminism sticker. $ Add to cart. No Beat Generation novelist garnered more attention and adulation than Jack Kerouac, and none of their personal lives were more filled with conflict, confusion and crippling depression.

Eventually dying from his alcoholism, Kerouac was never happy with the position that he attained as the de facto spokesperson for his generation. A short brush-up on Beat history for dummies: The Beat period bloomed after World War II, with a turning point in thinking and values quickly coming about.

It was the literary counterculture of the s. Essentially, the Beats were a group of friends consisting of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady, and William S. Burroughs, among others.

As the holy ground that hosted the infamous introduction of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, New York City is the shimmering metropolitan birthplace of the Beats. They found their words, stories and each other in s New York—in its bars, apartments and in Author: Lindsay Parnell.

A recollection of Kerouac’s mids, which he spent traveling with Neal Cassady (known as Dean Moriarty in the book); Neal’s wife, Luanne Henderson; and other Beat figures, On the Road is a Author: Jordan Larson.

A story about the Beats drew me back to Columbia a few years ago, 15 years after I left the J-School. Academicians and amateur enthusiasts have cranked out scores of books on Kerouac and the.

No author of the Beat Generation was as influential and widely read as Jack was On the Road, published inthat catapulted him to fame, largely on the strength of a single review in the New York Times in September of that year.

Bythe American public had begun to gain awareness of the beatnik culture, mainly through Allen Ginsburg's obscenity trial for his book. The Cambridge Companion to the Beats offers an in-depth overview of one of the most innovative and popular literary periods in America, the Beat era.

The Beats were a literary and cultural phenomenon originating in New York City in the s that reached worldwide significance. Although its most well-known figures are Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. If you actually want to like Jack Kerouac I would not recommend starting with On The Road.

It's really kind of an unpleasant and unhappy book riddled with misery and cynicism. I would suggest starting with The Dharma Bums. I think it's the book everyone would like. Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats Book In conformist s America, Jack Kerouac's On the Road was greeted with dismay by the traditionalists and with delirium by those who craved the freedom he symbolized and the universe he created.

The curator, Isaac Gewirtz, has just written a page book about them, “Kerouac at Bat: Fantasy Sports and the King of the Beats,” to be published next week by the library and available, at.

In fact, Kerouac began the book before his first trip with Cassady, which they took in the winter of He kept detailed journals, and he struggled for a long time to find the proper form Author: Louis Menand.

Of all the Beat Generation writers, Jack Kerouac, author of the autobiographical beatnik bible, On the Road, is unequivocally the most in Lowell, Massachusetts into working class French-Canadian parents, Kerouac aspired to be a writer from a young age, though he was also a keen football player.

Jack Kerouac found the end of his storied road in a St. Petersburg hospital 50 years ago Monday. The so-called King of the Beats is still celebrated throughout the city.