• Allen Ginsberg Kerouac One Whitman
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    ALLEN GINSBERG Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1926, to a Jewish Russian immigrant family. His father, Louis, was a published poet, a high school teacher and a moderate Jewish Socialist. His mother, Naomi, was a radical Communist who went insane and got institutionalized in early adulthood. While dealing with his mother's problems, he was struggling with his own budding homosexuality. In the 1940's, Ginsberg entered Columbia University as a pre-law student, but late changed to ...
  • Jack Kerouac Don Writing Buddhism
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    Buddhism and the Poetry of Jack Kerouac For we all go back where we came from, God's Lit Brain, his Transcendent Eye of Wisdom And there's your bloody circle called Samsara by the ignorant Buddhists, who will still be funny Masters up there, bless em. Jack Kerouac -from Heaven Jack Kerouac spent his creative years writing in a prosperous post world war II America. He was in many ways a very patriotic person who had no problem making known his love for his country, particularly within his litera...
  • Kenneth Rexroth Reading Allen Poetry
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    Six poets at the Six Gallery. Kenneth Rexroth, M. C. Remarkable collection of angels all gathered at once in the same spot. Wine, music, dancing girls, serious poetry, free satori. Small collection for wine and postcards. Charming event. - from postcard printed by Allen Ginsberg to publicize 1955 Six Gallery Reading The Evening as told by Michael Schumacher in Dharma Lion On the night of its most historic reading, the Six Gallery seemed to have attracted every significant member of what would l...
  • The Life And Tragedy Of Jack Kerouac
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    The Life and Tragedy of Jack Kerouac Jack Kerouac was a poet who focused on the forgotten people of the world. Wherever he traveled he found the places nobody wanted to find and turned the un-pretty into magnificent poetry. Kerouac used the people no one wanted to remember and turned them into poetic works of art. Jack Kerouacs life was filled with adventure and self-destruction. Born on March 12, 1922, Kerouac grew up in the poor city of Lowell, Massachusetts. His life was tormented with povert...
  • Kerouac Jack Writing Beatniks
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    Martin, William 2-14-97 Charters, Ann. Kerouac: A Biography. New York: St. Martin s Press, 1959, 1994. 419 pp. Jack Kerouac Kerouac: A Biography, helps to explain how Jack Kerouac, the founder and most important member of the Beat movement, was influenced by the rapidly changing culture of the 1950 s, as well as, how Kerouac ignited a social and literal revolution in America, from which the Beatniks and Hippies emerged. All of Kerouac s books drew public attention due to Kerouac s originality a...
  • The Beat Generation Subculture
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    Every generation has its middle class, majority, and norm, which are decided by that era's standards of behavior and thought. Similarly, each generation has a group that rejects these standards and rebels against the norm. In the 1950's a group of American writers that exemplified this behavior formed. They were called the beat generation. The beat generation was particularly remarkable because although it was began by an exceptionally small group of people, its cultural influence was enormous. ...
  • The Beat Generation Beats Kerouac Young
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    The Beat Generation The Twentieth Century has witnessed several moments which have helped to shape the face of American culture. Each movement has in some way altered the way we, as Americans, think and act. One of the most influential literary movements of this century has been that of the Beat movement. The Beats were initially a small group of individuals situated in New York. The Beat writers were a small group of friends at first, and a movement later. The Beat Generation in literature cons...
  • Kerouac Jack Beatniks Movement
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    Martin, William 2-14-97 Charters, Ann. Kerouac: A Biography. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1959, 1994. 419 pp. Jack Kerouac Kerouac: A Biography, helps to explain how Jack Kerouac, the founder and most important member of the Beat movement, was influenced by the rapidly changing culture of the 1950's, as well as, how Kerouac ignited a social and literal revolution in America, from which the Beatniks and Hippies emerged. All of Kerouac's books drew public attention due to Kerouac's originality a...
  • Big Sur Paradise And Paradise Lost
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    Big Sur: Paradise and Paradise Lost. Introduction It has never been an uncommon thing for one to retreat to nature in an attempt to 'find one's self,' and somewhat clich'e these days is the retreat to nature to 'find God.' Hundreds of books, essays, seminars, and retreats devote themselves to helping one understand how to find enlightenment and healing through connecting with nature. It is a phenomenon that transcends religious boundaries-everyone, from Buddhists to Christian Mystics to Quakers,...
  • Jack Kerouac Clark Writing Road
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    In the beginning Jack Kerouac lived a wild and exciting life outside the realm of everyday 'normal' American life. Though On the Road and The Dharma Bums were Kerouac's only commercial successes, he was a man who changed American literature and pop-culture. Kerouac virtually created a life-style devoted to life, art, literature, music, and poetry. When his movement grew out of his control, he came to despise it, and died lonely on the other side of what he once loved and cherished above all else...
  • The Beat Generation American Literature
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    The "beat movement" is a literary period born out of World War II. This movement in American Literature has become an important period in the history of literature and society in America. Characterized by personal alienation and contempt for convention, the movement celebrated stylistic freedom and spontaneity. The Beat writers created a new vision of modern life and altered the nature of awareness in America. The Beat Generation was one of the first groups of writers to break down the barriers ...
  • Jack Kerouac Dean Sal Freedom
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    'On the Road'; by Jack Kerouac is a fresh and captivating novel which follows the life of Sal Paradise as he sets to the roads of America to escape the repetition of every day life. His journeys become a quest for new experiences and a new way of living, crossing both moral and legal boundaries in search for true freedom. Kerouac uses many techniques to attempt to convey the theme of personal freedom as well as to achieve freedom of expression. Jack Kerouac applies an original, spontaneous style...
  • On The Road Clc Vol
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    Jack Kerouac: On the Road Jack Kerouac is the first to explore the world of the wandering hoboes in his novel, On the Road. He created a world that shows the lives and motivations of this culture he himself named the Beats. Kerouac saw the beats as people who rebel against everything accepted to gain freedom and expression. Although he has been highly criticized for his lack of writing skills, he made a novel that is both realistic and enjoyable to read. He has a complete disregard for develope...
  • Jazz Music Kerouac Beat Generation
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    The Relationship of Jazz Music and Jack Kerouac There is a distinct relationship between jazz music and the Beat Generation, particularly Jack Kerouac. The writings of the beat generation were often influenced by the different styles of jazz. One certain style of jazz known as bop and bebop were the most influential of all forms on the beat generation. They were an improvised form of jazz that has been traced back to originating in Harlem in the early forties and fifties. A harmonically and rhyt...
  • Neal Cassady Kerouac Pranksters Beat
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    Neal Cassady: The Man Who Set The World Free Neal Cassady grew up as a quasi-homeless wayfaring boy with his alcoholic, unemployed father in the projects of Denver. His unconventional upbringing led to adolescence rife with theft, drug use, and extreme sexual awakening at a young age. Cassady grew up quite quickly and led an overexposed life, which foreshadows his death at the age of 42 of exposure, next to railroad tracks in Mexico. His life, however, seems to be regarded by many as the eighth ...
  • Jack Kerouac American Revolutionary
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    Jack Kerouac When initially venturing to find the perfect person for this report, I first looked at some very interesting people. I found most of these interesting people were, at second glance, not so fascinating. I don't doubt that every one of them had a drastic impact on the world around them, but I found that none of these people suited the taste I was looking for. I needed a person who was not only interesting and beneficial to this world but also had a certain characteristic... I wanted t...
  • Huckleberry Finn Road Time Written
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    Comparing and contrasting the similarities and differences of, "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac & "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain. " On the Road" is a unique American novel of it's time and so is Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"On the Road" by Jack Kerouac symbolizes for many, an entire generation of disaffected young Americans of the 1950's. At the time it was written America was undergoing drastic changes and a sense of void brought on by the Cold War, and as such ...
  • On The Road And The Beat Generation
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    Throughout the twentieth century, we have been witness to several movements which have helped to shape the face of American culture. From the beats, to the hippies and the punks of the seventies and eighties, these movements have modified the way we, as Americans, think and behave. "World War II marked a wide dividing line between the old and the new in American society and the nation's literature" (Zeleny 427). When the war was over the whole nation came to witness the times when nearly every y...
  • Allen Ginsberg Beat Kerouac Generation
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    Allen Allen Ginsberg ALLEN GINSBERG Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1926, to a Jewish Russian immigrant family. His father, Louis, was a published poet, a high school teacher and a moderate Jewish Socialist. His mother, Naomi, was a radical Communist who went insane and got institutionalized in early adulthood. While dealing with his mother's problems, he was struggling with his own budding homosexuality. In the 1940's, Ginsberg entered Columbia University as a pre-law student...
  • Allen Ginsberg Howl Holy Poem 8216
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    Allen Ginsberg and HOWL: Analysis and Response Throughout the ages of poetry, there is a poet who stands alone, a prominent figure who represents the beliefs and mor s of the time. During the 1950's and 1960's, the Beatnik era in America brought forth poets who wrote vivid, realistic poetry in response to the rise of bigotry, crimes against the innocent, and the loss of faith in the national government. With little euphemism, they wrote about homosexual sex, drug abuse, and other brazen topics. ...