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1,601 wordsIrwin Allen Ginsberg was born on June 3, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey. Louis Ginsberg, Allens dad, was a published poet, a high school teacher and a Jewish Socialist. His wife, Naomi, was a radical Communist and nudist who went tragically insane in early adulthood. A shy and complicated child growing up in Paterson, New Jersey, Allen's home life was dominated by his mother's bizarre and frightening episodes. A severe paranoid, she trusted Allen when she was convinced the rest of the family and the...
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525 wordsJack Kerouac is considered a legend in history as one of America's best and foremost Beat Generation authors. The term "Beat" or "Beatnic" refers to the spontaneous and wandering way of life for some people during the period of postwar America, that seemed to be induced by jazz and drug-induced visions. "On the Road" was one such experience of Beatnic lifestyle through the eyes and heart of Jack Kerouac. It was a time when America was rebuilding after WW I. Describing the complexity and prosperi...
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876 wordsJack Kerouac was born in Massachusetts, in 1922. Kerouac quit school and joined the Merchant Marine, starting the travels which would become On the Road his most acclaimed novel. It is said to be an account of Kerouac's ("Sal Paradises") travels with Neal Cassidy ("Dean Moriarty"). According to Allen Ginsberg, Kerouac typed the first draft of On the Road on a fifty-foot long roll of paper. On the Road gave an outlet of release for the dissatisfied young generation of the late forties and early f...
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Period Of Time Dean Moriarty
1,047 wordsWikipedia encyclopedia suggests the word experience may refer (somewhat ambiguously) both to mentally unprocessed immediately-perceived events as well as to the purported wisdom gained in subsequent reflection on those events or interpretation of them. Most wisdom-experience accumulates over a period of time, though one can also experience (and gain general wisdom-experience from) a single specific momentary event. In novels On the Road and Saint Maybe, by Jack Kerouac and Anne Tyler, the author...
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1,681 wordsGreenwich Village Theater History and its Effects Introduction It has often been suggested that Greenwich Village needs to be discussed within a context of lifestyle rather then any other. This suggestion is perfectly understandable, given the fact that this part of New York is strongly associated with the rise of avant-garde art and theater, in the second part of twentieth century. There were objective reasons why Greenwich Village has always been attracting creative people. Even at the time be...
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912 wordsBorn To the Beat What better way is there to capture history or to sum up a generation of thought, than through literature? To look back into the past to see what events took place and what the mood of the people was, people look to literature. It displays the lifestyles of the time and an intimate peek into the lives of the past. The Beat Generation captures the attitude of kids that had lived through World War II and their perspective on everything from politics to personal philosophy. But the...
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660 wordsAllen Ginsberg Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey on June 3, 1926. His father, Louis Ginsberg, was a published poet and a high school teacher. His mother, Naomi, was a radical Communist, paranoid, psychotic, and died in a mental institution in 1956. Ginsberg also had a brother who became a lawyer in Paterson, New Jersey. Ginsberg s childhood was very complicated. Ginsberg s mother only trusted him and thought that the rest of the family and the world was plotting against her. Ginsberg...
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1,485 wordsOn the Road Jack Kerouac, father of the Beat generation, almost an explorer of American society, documented his journeys across our nation in the guise of Sal Paradise in his signature novel, On the Road. Some felt that this book was an attack on America, and others praise it as the definition of Americas culture. To myself, it was fascinating tail of adventure, people, and life. Kerouac puts into reality what I only dream of. This novel is a beautiful description of life at that time, and menti...
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Society Has Changed Sal And Dean
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Post War Period Rebel Without A Cause
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