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Famous Writers Who Didn’t Like Kerouac

Jack Kerouac was a huge inspiration for Bob Dylan, the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, and a…

5 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

Blood and Black Power on the Streets of Chicago

This essay originally appeared in Beatdom #15: the WAR issue. By Pat Thomas    “Black Power: Find out what they…

7 years ago

The Beat Generation at War

  From Beatdom #15 - Available now on Amazon as a print and Kindle publication: The Beat Generation is often…

7 years ago

Eating the Beat Menu

Words by Nick Meador Illustration by Kaliptus (from issue 10, available at Amazon) Jack Kerouac’s books contain such a variety…

9 years ago

“It was electric”: A conversation with Michael Sharp

By Noel Dávila On Ginsberg's anger & kindness, Kerouac's “homo viator”, Burroughs' excremental prose and a fateful evening in the…

11 years ago

Come Join Uncle Sam’s Band

by James D. Irwin It’s about ten past four on a Sunday afternoon. I feel like I’ve been beaten up;…

11 years ago

The Beats & Sixties Counterculture

The 1960s are associated with what Frank calls ‘the big change, the birthplace of our own culture, the homeland of…

12 years ago

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