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Fiction

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Following an overview of canonical Beat Generation artists such as Kerouac and Ginsberg, this chapter examines the status of women writers in the 1950s and a close reading of James Baldwin’s Another ... More


What Am I Doing Here?

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/9781604735796.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Less than a month after the publication of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, John Clellon Holmes finished his new jazz novel, titled The Horn. By this time, he and Kerouac were already the object of strong ... More


The American Counterculture

Christopher Gair

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The American Counterculture played a major role during a pivotal moment in American history. Post-War prosperity combined with the social and political repression characteristic of middle-class life ... More


Colonizing a Wilderness

Daniel Kremer

in Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165967
eISBN:
9780813166742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165967.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Furie writes a personal script for the CBC to produce, based on an elopement misadventure he experienced during college. Not permitted to direct his script, Furie readapts it into his first feature ... More


Introduction

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter commences with an overview of conservative representations of the 1950s and of the sociological studies that emerged to identify discontent at the time. It contains particular focus on ... More


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

Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735796
eISBN:
9781621031666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

John Clellon Holmes met Jack Kerouac on a hot New York City weekend in 1948, and until the end of Kerouac’s life they were—in Holmes’s words—“Brother-Souls.” Both were neophyte novelists, hungry for ... More


Perfect Fools

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/9781604735796.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

When Go was finally published, it did not get the attention John Clellon Holmes had expected. On October 12, 1952, Go received its first long review courtesy of the New York Herald Tribune, although ... 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


Too-Late Words

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/9781604735796.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

As Jack Kerouac and John Clellon Holmes continued to receive attention for their novels, On the Road and The Horn, respectively, each found himself spinning out of control over the next few years. In ... More


Jack Kerouac’s Delinquent Art

Stephen Schryer

in Maximum Feasible Participation: American Literature and the War on Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603677
eISBN:
9781503606081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603677.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter puts the Beat writer Jack Kerouac in conversation with 1950s sociologists and psychologists interested in juvenile delinquency. These social scientists used the delinquent to develop ... More


A Turn of the Circle

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/9781604735796.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

After his book Nothing More to Declare was rejected by Viking in the late autumn of 1965, John Clellon Holmes traveled to Fayetteville to spend a semester of what he termed “gypsy-teaching” at the ... More


On a Porch in Boulder

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/9781604735796.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In the summer of 1982, Allen Ginsberg arranged a ten-day conference in Boulder, Colorado to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road. It was also ... More


A Usable Past

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/9781604735796.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

It was 1948 when John Clellon Holmes and Jack Kerouac met for the first time as young, would-be writers. After that, they remained friends for the rest of their lives. Born on the same day, March 12, ... More


The Horn

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/9781604735796.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Horn is John Clellon Holmes’s brilliant, troubling testament to jazz. Loosely based on the lives and careers of jazz musicians Holmes admired, the book employs the narrative structure of tragic ... More


Final Chorus

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/9781604735796.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

As he continued his battle with cancer, John Clellon Holmes wrote letters expressing his concern about the collected volume of Jack Kerouac’s writing that he still hoped he and Ann Danberg could edit ... More


Whatever World There Would Be

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/9781604735796.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

While they never lost their sense of their New England roots, John Clellon Holmes and Jack Kerouac made New York City their scene for twenty years. Each came to New York as teenagers, with Kerouac ... More


“Time and How to Note It Down”: Pull My Daisy

George Kouvaros

in Awakening the Eye: Robert Frank's American Cinema

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816695560
eISBN:
9781452953540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695560.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 1 examines the circumstances surrounding the production of Frank’s first completed film, Pull My Daisy (1959). Loosely based on the third act of Kerouac’s unproduced play Beat Generation, the ... More


Revolutionary Road Movies: Walter Salles’ Diarios De Motocicleta (Motorcycle Diaries 2004) and On The Road (2012)

Dolores Tierney

in New Transnationalisms in Contemporary Latin American Cinemas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748645732
eISBN:
9781474445238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645732.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores how Walter Salles’ Diarios de motocicleta and On the Road use road movie conventions to forward their political agendas. It establishes the interconnectedness of the near ... More


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