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Analysis of Kerouac's On The Road

Jack Kerouac is one of the pioneering founders of the beatnik movement along with Allen Ginsberg. The beatnik movement is a befuddling one as it involved a combination of Eastern Mysticism, Drugs, and Free Sex. 398 more words


Diane Di Prima says:

“When you burn,
burn completely
so you leave no
ash behind.”

"Howl" and the Beat Generation

Allen Ginsberg is usually accredited as being one of the most influential and notable writers of the Beat Generation. The Beat generation began within a group of poets straying from the current societal norms in the 1950s. 335 more words

America- A Ginsberg Tribute

America, why can’t you sleep?

Maybe you can call in a favor from the pharmaceutical companies.

(I’m kidding, of course, you can’t pay those premiums) 583 more words


Image: “Blind” by Isobel Francisco, oil on canvas, 2014

written during my first week in Portugal on a writing prompt assigned by the gracious Denise Duhamel of DISQUIET, when my husband and I, jetlagged, both couldn’t sleep in our Rossio apartment, me writing while he played cards, until 2 AM… 2,222 more words


The embodiment of the Beat Movement: forgotten and ignored within a maelstrom of hype

Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs—all the men— Herbert Huncke, Neal Cassady, Lucien Carr, the forerunners of the 1960s hippie culture, the Beat Movement extraordinaire, they get all the credit for the post-World War II American literary upheaval. 1,775 more words

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Gaya Sentrifugal

Untuk Lucien Caar, dan Jack Kerouac

Hidup, mati, lahir kembali
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Semuanya cepat menjadi putih
Seperti bekas luka; kering dan kelupas… 99 more words