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By David Creighton

Who have been the beats? no longer the sandle-clad "beatniks" of well known lore yet devoted writers, experimenters, skit improvisers, theorizers, hedonists, shut pals, bisexual loose fans, shapers of the long run. The beats frolicked at Columbia college and inexpensive occasions sq. cafeterias, devouring principles. David Creighton exhibits how the realm has taken up their message. In Ecstasy of the Beats he provides a clean portrait of Carolyn Cassady, "Queen of the Beats," and of the 4 significant Beat writers.

Jack Kerouac’s On the Road gave a development of event to stressed adolescence, Allen Ginsberg donned a prophet’s gown through writing Howl, William Burroughs warned opposed to keep watch over mechanisms in Naked Lunch, and Neal Cassady’s high-energy lifestyles made him an icon of freedom. vacationing commonly to determine the place they lived, Creighton enriches the which means of On the Road and different Beat classics. He invitations the reader at the Beats’ trip towards ever-deeper degrees of realizing and offers attention-grabbing perception into Kerouacs French-Canadian roots.

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Read e-book online Ecstasy of the Beats: On the Road to Understanding PDF

Who have been the beats? no longer the sandle-clad "beatniks" of renowned lore yet devoted writers, experimenters, skit improvisers, theorizers, hedonists, shut buddies, bisexual loose fans, shapers of the long run. The beats frolicked at Columbia collage and inexpensive occasions sq. cafeterias, devouring rules. David Creighton indicates how the realm has taken up their message.

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