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Horace Mann Beat Generation
1,337 wordsJack Kerouac was the spark that started the flame of the Beat Generation though, through his own eyes, he felt like a failure. Jack keyed the term beat generation in a conversation with John Clellon Holmes, another of the beat generation poets, in 1948 (). The Beat Generation might not have happened without the help of Jack. What formed him into the blunt writer that he was, was his loving family, the death of his brother, movies, college, and newfound friends. Jack Kerouac, baptized Jean Louis ...
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Grateful Dead Uncle Johns
3,012 wordster> Fear and Loathing in a Clockwork Age Ah! The noble search for identity. That intangible achievement that all artists lust after and lay in torment over. And during the post war era that struggle reached incredible magnitudes. The world cried out for legions of anti-heroes, who were only virtuous in their unapologetic and brutally honest lack of virtue. And the art world provided as many counter culture messiahs as was needed to "Damn the Man." The Beats, hippies, and punks are evi...
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Dean Moriarty Sal Paradise
830 wordsOn the Road, by Jack Kerouac is a book about the need to wander and the rejection of authority and tradition in post World War II American youth. It illustrates the ethos of the American Beat Generation of the 1950 s: freedom, mysticism, and individuality. Kerouac most likely wrote this book in order to provide a semi-autobiographical account of his own adventures hitchhiking around the United States as well as to provide an account and a rationalization for his wanderings and attempt to explain...
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Upper Middle Class Beat Generation
2,502 wordsThe Beat Generation According to Jack Kerouac, who originally named the Beat Generation (in a conversation with John Clellon Holmes in 1948) and who was its principal chronicler and representative, the Beat Generation had already begun to emerge during World War II. Kerouac recalled meeting hipsters in New York City in 1944 and feeling an affinity with them and sensing that some new consciousness was being born. Anyway, the hipsters, whose music was bop, they looked like criminals but they kept ...
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World War Ii Beat Generation
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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Style Of Writing Jack Kerouac
1,947 wordsIn 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 abo...
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Civil Rights Act World War Ii
1,721 wordsCauses of the Counter-Culture that was the Hippies As the 1950 s rolled along and the 1960 s came into effect, the world was thrown into a topspin that would soon define every generation of youths. As the trends changed and the music got more complex a deeper metamorphosis was taking place inside every city and every person. To develop a counterculture in the 1960 s there had to be new ideas circulating that were counter-norm. These ideas were not developed right away for any one reason, though....
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Allen Ginsberg Grateful Dead
1,106 wordsCauses of the Counter-Culture that was the Hippies As the boring fifties rolled along and the sixties catching speed the world was thrown into a topspin that would soon define every generation of youths. As the trends changed and the music got more complex a deeper metamorphosis was taking place inside every city and every person. With these new feelings and desires for the future our world soon developed our own counter-culture. This was not developed right away for any one reason, though. Just...
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Jack Kerouac Beat Generation
1,471 wordsBorn Jack Kerouac Jack Kerouac Born in the town of Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922, Jack Kerouac was born to Leo and Gabrielle Kerouac, a French-Canadian couple in which Jack didn t even learn to speak English until age 6, when he was enrolled in school. Jack Kerouac would aspire to be one of the most inspirational writers of his time and in American history. Although, through his younger years, and while he was in school, he took a more athletic approach to life. Jack played Football in high sch...
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Jack Kerouac Beat Generation
1,393 wordsBorn: Jack Kerouac 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 journal 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 seriou...
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Life In America Sal And Dean
1,688 wordsJack Kerouac's Great American Novel, On the Road because the only people for me as the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue center light pop and everybody goes, Awwww w!' (On the Road, Jack Kerouac p. 8) The 40 s. A time of the beat generation...
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Form Of Music Style Of Writing
1,180 wordsThe 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...
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Sal And Dean Jack Kerouac
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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Beat Generation Jack Kerouac
1,780 wordsThe Beat Generatio 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 consi...
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Influenced Greatly Allen Ginsberg
1,326 wordsBeat Poets By: James Degree The Beat Movement in modern literature has become an important period in the history of literature and society in America. Incorporating influences such as jazz, art, literature, philosophy and religion, the beat writers created a new and prophetic vision of modern life and changed the way a generation of people sees the world. That generation is mow aging and its representative voices are becoming lost to eternity, but the message is alive and well. The Beats have fo...
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