• 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...
  • 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...
  • Jack Kerouac Big Sur
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    Jack Kerouac Born: March 12, 1922 Place of Birth: Lowell, Massachusetts Died: October 21, 1969 Place of Death: St. Petersburg, Florida Jack Kerouac was born Jean-Louis Kerouac, a French-Canadian child in working-class Lowell, Massachusetts. Ti Jean spoke a local dialect of French called jou al before he learned English. The youngest of three children, he was heartbroken when his older brother Gerard died of rheumatic fever at the age of nine. Ti Jean was an intense and serious child, devoted to ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Buddhism And The Poetry Of Jac
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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 literat...
  • Jack Kerouac Road Book Dean
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    Written in Kerouac s distinctive emotion-driven writing, On the Road exemplifies the attitude of the beat era and brings to life the adventures of the most realistic beat of all, Jack Kerouac. The book stirs the soul with its constant poetic flow and can be related to, by anyone. Like most of Kerouac s writings, On the Road is based on the adventures he had continually roaming about the United States in the late 1940 s. Kerouac is the narrator in the novel and disguises himself under the alias o...
  • Buddhism And The Poetry Of Jack Kerouac
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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 literat...
  • 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...
  • Drugs And Alcohol Morrison Joplin Celebrities
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    Alli Kelly Drugs in Society Drugs and Alcohol in the Life of Celebrities So you think most celebrities have such "perfect" lives You are wrong. Many celebrities appear to have "perfect" lives with all the money, popularity and friends they have. But for many celebrities money, popularity, and friends just isn't enough. Many celebrities don't find happiness in their "perfect" lives and turn to drugs or alcohol as answers. Janis Joplin was a popular rock singer in the 1960's. She had everything an...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...