john clellon holmes

John Clellon Holmes’ Existentialist Dilemma

In her essay, “John Clellon Holmes and Existentialism”, Ann Charters leaves the reader with a question:  To the degree that…

6 years ago

Reconsidering Jack Kerouac a Half-Century Later

Not many prose writers alive (Céline, Genet, a few others) would dare the freedom and intelligence to trust their own…

6 years ago

Go… the Summer, Fall, and Winter of Discontent

The summer, the fall, and the winter of discontent, shovel after shovel of snow that turns to filthy slush, as…

8 years ago

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

We recently passed a watershed moment in modern American literature, as November, 2012, marked sixty years since John Clellon Holmes…

8 years ago

What to Expect from Beatdom #12

It's here, it's here, it's finally here!!!! That's right, ladies and gentleman. Beatdom #12 - the CRIME issue - is…

9 years ago

Dig This ~ Ann and Samuel Charters Read Beat Poetry

We found this while doing some research on the Charters' Book, Brother-Souls:John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation.…

9 years ago

Beatdom 12 ~ The Crime Issue ~ Coming Soon!!!

Yes, friends, Beatdom Issue Twelve is on it's way and today we unveil the cover, featuring the lovely Zeena Schreck…

9 years ago

The Nature of Beatdom Issue 11

Dear Readers, We certainly hope that you like to look at pictures - because this is about as many as…

9 years ago

Death Within a Chrysalis

At the turn of the 1960s, Jack Kerouac found himself in a profound state of limbo, the climax of an…

10 years ago

The Beat Generation and Travel

More so than any other literary movement, the Beats have influenced the world of travel and have helped shape our…

12 years ago

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