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In the Temple of the Gods

Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

in Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735796
eISBN:
9781621031666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The first night after he returned to his apartment with wife Marian in Lexington, New York City, John Clellon Holmes began writing his new novel. On October 9, 1949, he and Jack Kerouac enrolled in ... More


The Stale Bread of Dedication

Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

in Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735796
eISBN:
9781621031666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In the autumn of 1945, John Clellon Holmes enrolled at Columbia University, where he never completed a degree. While in Columbia, he met Mira Kent, who would become his wife. In the early fall of ... More


A Kind of Beatness

Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

in Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735796
eISBN:
9781621031666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

After meeting Jay Landesman, Gershon Legman, Jack Kerouac, and Allen Ginsberg—all of whom would profoundly change his life—on the Fourth of July weekend in 1948, John Clellon Holmes admitted that he ... More


Neal & Co.

Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

in Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735796
eISBN:
9781621031666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

On January 4, 1949, John Clellon Holmes wrote to Alan Harrington in Arizona about the arrival of Neal Cassady in New York City. Cassady left his wife, Carolyn Robinson, with their four-month-old-baby ... More


To the Edge of Eros

Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

in Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735796
eISBN:
9781621031666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In the early 1960s John Clellon Holmes began to describe in his journals his sexual experiences in graphic detail. He wanted to become “whole again” by shedding the sexual inhibitions he believed ... More


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