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By David Creighton

Who have been the beats? no longer the sandle-clad "beatniks" of well known lore yet devoted writers, experimenters, skit improvisers, theorizers, hedonists, shut pals, bisexual loose fanatics, shapers of the longer term. The beats frolicked at Columbia college and inexpensive instances sq. cafeterias, devouring principles. David Creighton exhibits how the area has taken up their message. In Ecstasy of the Beats he offers a clean portrait of Carolyn Cassady, "Queen of the Beats," and of the 4 significant Beat writers.

Jack Kerouac’s On the Road gave a trend of event to stressed early life, Allen Ginsberg donned a prophet’s gown through writing Howl, William Burroughs warned opposed to keep an eye on mechanisms in Naked Lunch, and Neal Cassady’s high-energy lifestyles made him an icon of freedom. traveling largely to work out the place they lived, Creighton enriches the which means of On the Road and different Beat classics. He invitations the reader at the Beats’ trip towards ever-deeper degrees of realizing and gives fascinating perception into Kerouacs French-Canadian roots.

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