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Heros of the sixties counter c
Heros of the sixties counter c
Heros of the sixties counter c Michael Bowen-Artist Michael Bowen was instrumental in many of the key developments in the Haight-Ashbury. He helped Allan Cohen turn his dream of a �rainbow-colored newspaper� into reality, contributing art, obtaining funding, and even turning his apartment over to The Oracle for office use. Michael, along with the Oracle, organized the �Love Pageant Rally�, which was held to protest the outlawing of LSD on October 6, 1966. Surprised at the larger than exp
Allen Ginsberg�s America and Kerouac�s Vanity
Allen Ginsberg�s America and Kerouac�s Vanity
Allen Ginsberg�s America and Kerouac�s Vanity of Puluoz Ginsberg America Essays Allen Ginsberg�s America and Kerouac�s Vanity of Puluoz Throughout the words and the lives of the Beat Generation, one theme is apparent: America, everywhere from Allen Ginsberg�s �America,� to Jack Kerouac�s love for Thomas Wolfe. Although the views of America differ, they all find some reason to focus in on this land. Ginsberg, in his poem �America,� makes a point that not many of us can see as
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The Search for Self and Identity in Jack Kerouac�s On The Road On The Road essays Quest for Identity in On the Road In Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road, the author tries to convey to the audience that everybody is naturally dishonest and morally deceitful. Morals are defined by one's religion, the laws of the country, or some combination of the two. One's identity captures and plays out that individual�s moral. My morals follow the Christian beliefs, Texas state laws, and the laws of the Uni
Neal Cassady: The Man Who Set The World Free
Neal Cassady: The Man Who Set The World Free
Neal Cassady: The Man Who Set The World Free Neal Cassady grew up as a quasi-homeless wayfaring boy with his alcoholic, unemployed father in the projects of Denver. His unconventional upbringing led to adolescence rife with theft, drug use, and extreme sexual awakening at a young age. Cassady grew up quite quickly and led an overexposed life, which foreshadows his death at the age of 42 of exposure, next to railroad tracks in Mexico. His life, however, seems to be regarded by many as the eighth
The Beat Generation
The Beat Generation
The Beat Generation The �beat movement� is a literary period born out of World War II. This movement in American Literature has become an important period in the history of literature and society in America. Characterized by personal alienation and contempt for convention, the movement celebrated stylistic freedom and spontaneity. The Beat writers created a new vision of modern life and altered the nature of awareness in America. The Beat Generation was one of the first groups of writers to
Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg Allen Ginsberg Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey on June 3, 1926. His father, Louis Ginsberg, was a published poet and a high school teacher. His mother, Naomi, was a radical Communist, paranoid, psychotic, and died in a mental institution in 1956. Ginsberg also had a brother who became a lawyer in Paterson, New Jersey. Ginsberg�s childhood was very complicated. Ginsberg�s mother only trusted him and thought that the rest of the family and the world was plotting ag
On the Road's optimism
On the Road's optimism
On the Road's optimism In Jack Kerouac�s novel On the Road, the narrator, Sal Paradise offers up to us what seems to be a very optimistic view on life. He is forever singing the praises of how wonderful his adventures will be and his high expectations for the future. To Sal, the novel is defined by youthful exuberance and unabashed optimism for the new experiences that he sets out to find. A deeper look into the novel, as well as a look at some of the critics who have written on it, reveals a
Jack Kerouac�s On The Road - Carefree? On The Ro
Jack Kerouac�s On The Road - Carefree? On The Ro
Jack Kerouac�s On The Road - Carefree? On The Road essays On the Road: Carefree? Utterly and completely carefree they are, blowing and twisting on the maelstrom of their whims, each lunging twinge of a mental process reflected in miles. A laughing blue sky waiting to swallow you alive above, a gleefully roaring engine burning hungrily in front, the road and its devils grinning wickedly below, Jack Kerouac's characters go flying off randomly along the twisted contours of their lives in his auto
Art, Literature and Society from 1955-1970
Art, Literature and Society from 1955-1970
Art, Literature and Society from 1955-1970 Fear and Loathing in a Clockwork AgeAh! 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,
Jack Kerouac�s On The Road - A Memorable Journey
Jack Kerouac�s On The Road - A Memorable Journey
Jack Kerouac�s On The Road - A Memorable Journey On The Road essays A Memorable Journey �Jack Kerouac's exhuberant novel, On the Road, follows a group of restless young friends criss-crossing America in second-hand cars while finding their 'kicks' in jazz, girls, drugs, and intense conversations about love, poetry, and serenity. Exposing the underground Beat lifestyle of the 1950's, Kerouac celebrates the defiance of a generation chasing the freedom promised by the American Dream while commi
Jack Kerouac; American Revolutionary
Jack Kerouac; American Revolutionary
Jack Kerouac; American Revolutionary Jack Kerouac When initially venturing to find the perfect person for this report, I first looked at some very interesting people. I found most of these interesting people were, at second glance, not so fascinating. I don\'t doubt that every one of them had a drastic impact on the world around them, but I found that none of these people suited the taste I was looking for. I needed a person who was not only interesting and beneficial to this world but also had
Neal Cassady
Neal Cassady
Neal Cassady Neal Cassady Neal Cassady: The Man Who Set The World Free Neal Cassady grew up as a quasi-homeless wayfaring boy with his alcoholic, unemployed father in the projects of Denver. His unconventional upbringing led to adolescence rife with theft, drug use, and extreme sexual awakening at a young age. Cassady grew up quite quickly and led an overexposed life, which foreshadows his death at the age of 42 of exposure, next to railroad tracks in Mexico. His life, however, seems to be regar
Jack Kerouac�s On The Road - The Message of On t
Jack Kerouac�s On The Road - The Message of On t
Jack Kerouac�s On The Road - The Message of On the Road On The Road essays The Message of On the Road In Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road, the author tries to convey to the audience that everybody is naturally dishonest and morally deceitful. Morals are defined by one's religion, the laws of the country, or some combination of the two. One's identity captures and plays out that individual�s moral. My morals follow the Christian beliefs, Texas state laws, and the laws of the United States. Al
On The Road
On The Road
On The Road Jim King Mr. Davis English IV C.P. 14 December 2000 Jack Kerouac: On the Road Jack Kerouac is the first to explore the world of the wandering hoboes in his novel, On the Road. He created a world that shows the lives and motivations of this culture he himself named the �Beats.� Kerouac saw the beats as people who rebel against everything accepted to gain freedom and expression. Although he has been highly criticized for his lack of writing skills, he made a novel that is both real
Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac Jack Kerouac Buddhism and the Poetry of Jack Kerouac For we all go back where we came from, God�s Lit Brain, his Transcendent Eye of Wisdom And there�s your bloody circle called Samsara by the ignorant Buddhists, who will still be funny Masters up there, bless em. Jack Kerouac -from Heaven Jack Kerouac spent his creative years writing in a prosperous post world war II America. He was in many ways a very patriotic person who had no problem making known his love for his country ,
william bouroughs & Jack kerouac:the beat generati
william bouroughs & Jack kerouac:the beat generati
william bouroughs & Jack kerouac:the beat generation Throughout the twentieth century, we have been witness to several movements which have helped to shape the face of American culture. Collectively these movements have modified the way we, as Americans, think and behave. One of the most influential literary movements of this century has been that of the Beat movement. By using various literary techniques, along with non-conformist lifestyles as a basis for their writing, the beats were able to
Kerouac
Kerouac
Kerouac Born on March 12, 1922, the youngest of three children in a French-Canadian family that had established itself in Lowell, Massachusetts, Jack Kerouac was by the age of ten already aiming to become a writer. His father ran a print shop and published a local newsletter called the Spotlight. Before long he began writing and producing his own sport sheet, which he sold to friends and acquaintances in Lowell. He attended both Catholic and public schools, and won athletic scholarships to the H
Buddhism And The Poetry Of Jac
Buddhism And The Poetry Of Jac
Buddhism And The Poetry Of Jac Buddhism and the Poetry of Jack Kerouac For we all go back where we came from, God\'s Lit Brain, his Transcendent Eye of Wisdom And there\'s your bloody circle called Samsara by the ignorant Buddhists, who will still be funny Masters up there, bless em. Jack Kerouac -from Heaven Jack Kerouac spent his creative years writing in a prosperous post world war II America. He was in many ways a very patriotic person who had no problem making known his love for his country
On The Road- A Success?
On The Road- A Success?
On The Road- A Success? "On the Road"- a success? So much open space- mile after mile of cities, towns, Waffle Houses, and a whole lot of whatnot. There\'s such a feeling of freedom on a road trip, just sticking your head out the window to let the breeze of every place that passes, cover your face. So much is taken in, yet so little, you find it\'s hard to stop to sleep or feed yourself. You\'re driving to get somewhere, but that somewhere doesn\'t matter, all that matters is driving and letting
Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac In Jack Kerouac's novels and poetry he is always searching for something to believe in, be it himself, God, or something else. Surprisingly, he manages to also simultaneously be constantly running away. Fear of responsibility and conformity is present in the majority of his works; this is the reason for his elusiveness, and the constant desire and search for a path far removed from the traditional ho-hum home-life leads him to Buddhism, which was then a novel concept in America. Ker
On The Road By Jack Kerouac
On The Road By Jack Kerouac
On The Road By Jack Kerouac On the Road, by Jack Kerouac was considered to be the first beat novel. The lifestyle of beats is explained as going against mainstream norms. The two main characters in the novel Dean and Sal both go against normal society. On the Road was written during a time when mainstream society was in to materialistic possessions. The average person was concerned with having a good paying job and raising a family in the suburbs. Beatniks had the complete opposite goals in li
Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg
Word Count: 1610 Dislikes of the American Society And the Injustices in America In Allen Ginsbergs Poetry By Matt Feeko Mrs. Juenger English 1 18 April 1999 Dislikes of the American Society And the Injustices in America In Allen Ginsbergs Poetry Allen Ginsberg started his infamous life as a revolutionary and poet of the beat generation when he began attending Colombia University. While at Colombia Ginsberg met friend and mentor Jack Kerouac whom he would later join to form the School of Disemb
Tim Leary
Tim Leary
Tim Leary Tim Leary Tim Leary Timothy Leary, also known as �Uncle Tim�, �The messiah of LSD�, and �The most dangerous man in America�, was born on October 22, 1920, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He went to a public high school where he discovered girls and the ability to attract attention from those in authority. After high school he attended Jesuit College Holy Cross, but Tim wasn�t satisfied with Holy Cross, so he took a test to get into West Point. He got very high marks and wa
Tim Leary
Tim Leary
Tim Leary Tim Leary Timothy Leary, also known as Uncle Tim, The messiah of LSD, and The most dangerous man in America, was born on October 22, 1920, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He went to a public high school where he discovered girls and the ability to attract attention from those in authority. After high school he attended Jesuit College Holy Cross, but Tim wasnt satisfied with Holy Cross, so he took a test to get into West Point. He got very high marks and was accepted. Timothy was
Allen ginsberg : howl
Allen ginsberg : howl
Allen ginsberg : howl Allen Ginsberg and HOWL: Analysis and Response Throughout the ages of poetry, there is a poet who stands alone, a prominent figure who represents the beliefs and mor�s of the time. During the 1950's and 1960's, the Beatnik era in America brought forth poets who wrote vivid, realistic poetry in response to the rise of bigotry, crimes against the innocent, and the loss of faith in the national government. With little euphemism, they wrote about homosexual sex, drug abuse, a
Tim Leary
Tim Leary
Tim Leary Timothy Leary, also known as Uncle Tim, The messiah of LSD, and The most dangerous man in America, was born on October 22, 1920, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He went to a public high school where he discovered girls and the ability to attract attention from those in authority. After high school he attended Jesuit College Holy Cross, but Tim wasnt satisfied with Holy Cross, so he took a test to get into West Point. He got very high marks and was accepted. Timothy was very enthu
Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1926, to a Jewish Russian immigrant family. His father, Louis, was a published poet, a high school teacher and a moderate Jewish Socialist. His mother, Naomi, was a radical Communist who went insane and got institutionalized in early adulthood. While dealing with his mother\'s problems, he was struggling with his own budding homosexuality. In the 1940\'s, Ginsberg entered Columbia University as a pre-law student, but late changed t
1952 The Way it Really Was
1952 The Way it Really Was
1952 The Way it Really Was The decade of the Fifties gave birth to Rock and Roll. When Bill Haley\'s Rock Around The Clock became popular in 1952, the nation learned to swing to a whole new sound. But, Rock wasn\'t the only music of the Fifties. (Rewind the fifties jukebox) Other artists with other songs had folks humming\' for much of the decade. Pat Boone, Perry Como and Patti Page - just to mention the Ps . (Fifties Web) The feel-good innocence of a lot of the Fifties music reflects on the po
On The Road- A Success?
On The Road- A Success?
On The Road- A Success? On the Road - a success? So much open space- mile after mile of cities, towns, Waffle Houses, and a whole lot of whatnot. There\'s such a feeling of freedom on a road trip, just sticking your head out the window to let the breeze of every place that passes, cover your face. So much is taken in, yet so little, you find it\'s hard to stop to sleep or feed yourself. You\'re driving to get somewhere, but that somewhere doesn\'t matter, all that matters is driving and letting
Plath
Plath
Plath ALLEN GINSBERG Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1926, to a Jewish Russian immigrant family. His father, Louis, was a published poet, a high school teacher and a moderate Jewish Socialist. His mother, Naomi, was a radical Communist who went insane and got institutionalized in early adulthood. While dealing with his mother\'s problems, he was struggling with his own budding homosexuality. In the 1940\'s, Ginsberg entered Columbia University as a pre-law student, but late cha
On The Road
On The Road
On The Road On the Road Jack 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 centerlight pop and everybody goes, 'Awwwww!'" (On the Road, Jack Kerouac p. 8) The 40's.
Plath
Plath
Plath ALLEN GINSBERG Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1926, to a Jewish Russian immigrant family. His father, Louis, was a published poet, a high school teacher and a moderate Jewish Socialist. His mother, Naomi, was a radical Communist who went insane and got institutionalized in early adulthood. While dealing with his mother\'s problems, he was struggling with his own budding homosexuality. In the 1940\'s, Ginsberg entered Columbia University as a pre-law student, but late cha
Jim Morrison; From Boy To Legend
Jim Morrison; From Boy To Legend
Jim Morrison; From Boy To Legend Jim Morrison; From Boy to Legend hope is just a word when you think in Table Cloths Laughter will not end her funny feeling or assuage our strange desire Children will be born Jim Morrison Jim Morrison is often thought of as a drunk musician. He is also portrayed to many as an addict and another 'doped up' rock star. These negative opinions project a large shadow on the many positive aspects of this great poet. Jim's music was influenced heavily by many famous au
On the road - the role of wome
On the road - the role of wome
On the road - the role of wome On the Road, by Jack Kerouac, is an honest story of a friendship, and four trips across America. The narrator is Sal Paradise, an aspiring novelist who lives with his aunt in New Jersey. Sals best friend is Dean Moriarty. Sal idolizes Dean for his laidback cowboy style, his ease with women, and his all around joy in living. Over the course of the book, Dean marries, divorces, makes love to, and impregnates numerous women. Sal is considerably less promiscuous, but
Zen Buddhism
Zen Buddhism
Zen Buddhism Buddhism's trek through history, politics, and America Zen, or Zenno (as it is known by the Japanese word from which it derives), is the most common form of Buddhism practiced in the world today. All types of people from intellectuals to celebrities refer to themselves as Buddhist, but despite its popularity today in America, it has had a long history throughout the world. Here none think of wealth or fame, All talk of right and wrong is quelled. In Autumn I rake the leaf-banked str
A Analysis Of Jack London Novels
A Analysis Of Jack London Novels
A Analysis Of Jack London Novels A literary Analysis of Jack London three most recognized works, Sea Wolf; The Call of the Wild; and White Fang. Jack London lived a full life, even though he died at the young age of forty. In his life time he experienced many things, and I believe that these experiences were the catalyst of his novels. Jack London was an oyster pirate, a government patrolman in San Francisco Bay, a sailor and an agrarian reformer, a seal hunter in the North Pacific and a gold pr
Jack Kerouac's On the Road Free Essays Jack Keroua
Jack Kerouac's On the Road Free Essays Jack Keroua
Jack Kerouac's On the Road Free Essays Jack Kerouac's On the Road Free Essays On The Road essays
Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac Buddhism and the Poetry of Jack Kerouac For we all go back where we came from, Gods Lit Brain, his Transcendent Eye of Wisdom And theres your bloody circle called Samsara by the ignorant Buddhists, who will still be funny Masters up there, bless em. Jack Kerouac -from Heaven Jack Kerouac spent his creative years writing in a prosperous post world war II America. He was in many ways a very patriotic person who had no problem making known his love for his country , particularly with
A Analysis Of Jack London Novels
A Analysis Of Jack London Novels
A Analysis Of Jack London Novels A literary Analysis of Jack London three most recognized works, Sea Wolf; The Call of the Wild; and White Fang. Jack London lived a full life, even though he died at the young age of forty. In his life time he experienced many things, and I believe that these experiences were the catalyst of his novels. Jack London was an oyster pirate, a government patrolman in San Francisco Bay, a sailor and an agrarian reformer, a seal hunter in the North Pacific and a gold pr
Jim Morrison The Doors
Jim Morrison The Doors
Jim Morrison The Doors " The Doors. There\'s the known, and there\'s the unknown. And what separates the two is the door, and that\'s what I want to be. Ahh I wanna be thdoor . . ." - Jim Morrison Jim Morrison is often thought of as a drunken musician and, an addict and, to many, another \'doped up\' rock star. These negative opinions project a large shadow on the many positive aspects of this great poet. Jim\'s music was influenced heavily by many famous authors. One must cast aside their igno
Lion of Darma
Lion of Darma
Lion of Darma Although the 1950s were a time of conservatism; nevertheless, Allen Ginsberg challenged conservative ideals through his writing and brought a new perspective on poetry, because he did not want to live by the societal constraints of his time. He did not fit into society, because he was a raving homosexual, drug user, and socialist. With other misfits of society, Ginsberg became the father of the "Beat Generation." These "Beats" were intellects involved in a renaissance of literary
Rebellion
Rebellion
Rebellion Rebellion in the Fifties During the Fifties the United States was filled with confidence but at the same time insecurity. The United States emerged from WWII as a global superpower and a symbol for freedom. The United States saw its role in world affairs as the protector of free countries from communism. The fear of communism expansionism during the fifties was a major issue. Communism represented radical thinking and ideas, a shift away from conservatism thinking or a shift away fro
Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac In 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 sucesses, 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
On the Road
On the Road
On the Road On the Road By: Matt Loverkin On the Road, by Jack Kerouac was considered to be the first beat novel. The lifestyle of beats is explained as going against mainstream norms. The two main characters in the novel Dean and Sal both go against normal society. On the Road was written during a time when mainstream society was in to materialistic possessions. The average person was concerned with having a good paying job and raising a family in the suburbs. Beatniks had the complete opposi
Buddhism In America
Buddhism In America
Buddhism In America The stresses and intensity of modern American society have influenced many people to adopt and adapt the principles of Buddhism and other Eastern religions. Some recent statistics from the US department of Health and Human Services show that 75% of the General Population experiences at least "some stress" every two weeks (National Health Interview Survey). Half of those experience moderate or high levels of stress during the same two-week period. It is common knowledge that s
Beats as a counterculture
Beats as a counterculture
Beats as a counterculture Mike Kupferman Freshman Comp 1 Amy Washburn October 10, 2002 The Beats As A Counterculture Many of the Beat writers wrote in a style known as spontaneous prose. Allen Ginsberg often writes in this style. He does so in the poem Howl in which he rants and raves about society via his friends Jack Kerouac, Willaim S. Burroughs, Lawrence Ferlingetti, and Neil Cassidy to name a few, live. He discusses their poverty, civil disobedience, the ways that they fight society, an
Lawrence Ferlinghettis Politics
Lawrence Ferlinghettis Politics
Lawrence Ferlinghettis Politics Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Politics I hope I won't seem too politically incorrect for saying this but after immersing myself in the writings of the guilt-obsessed asexual Jack Kerouac, the ridiculously horny Allen Ginsberg and the just plain sordid William S. Boroughs... it's nice to read a few poems by a guy who can get excited about a little candy store under the El or a pretty woman letting a stocking drop to the floor (�Literary Kicks�). For casual reading, L
Allen Ginsberg's Poetry
Allen Ginsberg's Poetry
Allen Ginsberg\'s Poetry Themes and Values of the Beat Generation As Expressed in Allen Ginsberg\'s Poetry Perhaps one of the most well known authors of the Beat Generation is a man we call Allen Ginsberg, who expresses the themes and values in his poetry. He was, in fact, the first Beat Writer to gain popular notice when he delivered a performance of his now famous poem, [email protected], in October of 1955. The Beat Generation is typically described as a vision, not an idea and being hard to define. It
Themes and Values of the Beat Generation as Expres
Themes and Values of the Beat Generation as Expres
Themes and Values of the Beat Generation as Expressed in Allen Ginsbergs poetry Themes and Values of the Beat Generation As Expressed in Allen Ginsberg\'s Poetry Perhaps one of the most well known authors of the Beat Generation is a man we call Allen Ginsberg, who expresses the themes and values in his poetry. He was, in fact, the first Beat Writer to gain popular notice when he delivered a performance of his now famous poem, [email protected], in October of 1955. The Beat Generation is typically described
Lawrence Ferlinghettis Politics
Lawrence Ferlinghettis Politics
Lawrence Ferlinghettis Politics Lawrence Ferlinghetti\'s Politics I hope I won\'t seem too politically incorrect for saying this but after immersing myself in the writings of the guilt-obsessed asexual Jack Kerouac, the ridiculously horny Allen Ginsberg and the just plain sordid William S. Boroughs... it\'s nice to read a few poems by a guy who can get excited about a little candy store under the El or a pretty woman letting a stocking drop to the floor ("Literary Kicks"). For casual reading, La