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The Resource Brother-souls : John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat generation, Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

Brother-souls : John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat generation, Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

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Brother-souls : John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat generation
Title
Brother-souls
Title remainder
John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat generation
Statement of responsibility
Ann Charters and Samuel Charters
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 literary fame but just as hungry to find a new way of responding to their experiences in a postwar American society that for them had lost its direction. Late one night as they sat talking, Kerouac spontaneously created the term 'Beat Generation' to describe this new attitude they felt stirring around them. Brother Souls is the remarkable chronicle of this cornerstone friendship and the life of John Clellon Holmes."--Amazon
  • 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' words---"Brother-Souls." Both were neophyte novelists, hungry for literary fame but just as hungry to find a new way of responding to their experiences in a postwar American society that for them had lost its direction. Late one night as they sat talking, Kerouac spontaneously created the term "Beat Generation" to describe this new attitude they felt stirring around them. Brother-Souls is the remarkable chronicle of this cornerstone friendship and the life of John Clellon Holmes. --
  • From 1948 to 1951, when Kerouac's wanderings took him back to New York, he and Holmes met almost daily. Struggling to find a form for the novel he intended to write, Kerouac climbed the stairs to the apartment in midtown Manhattan where Holmes lived with his wife to read the pages of Holmes' manuscript for the novel Go as they left the typewriter. With the pages of Holmes' final chapter still in his mind, he was at last able to crack his own writing dilemma. In a burst of creation in April 1951 he drew all the materials he had been gathering into the scroll manuscript of On the Road. --
  • Biographer Ann Charters was close to John Clellon Holmes for more than a decade. At his death in 1988 she was one of a handful of scholars allowed access to the voluminous archive of letters, journals, and manuscripts Holmes had been keeping for twenty-five-years. In that mass of material waited an untold story. These two ambitious writers. Holmes and Kerouac, shared days and nights arguing over what writing should be, wandering from one explosive party to the next, and hanging on the new sounds of bebop. Through the pages of Holmes' journals, often written the morning after the events they recount, Charters discovered and mined an unparalleled trove describing the seminal figures of the Beat Generation: Holmes, Kerouac, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and their friends and lovers. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Charters, Ann
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3558.O3594
LC item number
Z6 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1929-2015
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Charters, Samuel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holmes, John Clellon
  • Kerouac, Jack
  • Authors, American
  • Beats (Persons)
Label
Brother-souls : John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat generation, Ann Charters and Samuel Charters
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A prologue -- A usable past -- The magic of words -- Whatever world there would be -- The stale bread of dedication -- A weekend in July -- A kind of beatness -- Neal & Co. -- This particular kind of madness -- Angelic visions -- In the temple of the gods -- A torrent of words -- The liveitup kid -- Perfect fools -- The rising tide of fame -- What am I doing here? -- The horn -- Too-late words -- A sweet attention -- To the edge of eros -- Gypsying -- A turn of the circle -- Gone in October -- On a porch in Boulder -- Final chorus
Control code
580105103
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 441 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781604735796
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010010192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)580105103
Label
Brother-souls : John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat generation, Ann Charters and Samuel Charters
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A prologue -- A usable past -- The magic of words -- Whatever world there would be -- The stale bread of dedication -- A weekend in July -- A kind of beatness -- Neal & Co. -- This particular kind of madness -- Angelic visions -- In the temple of the gods -- A torrent of words -- The liveitup kid -- Perfect fools -- The rising tide of fame -- What am I doing here? -- The horn -- Too-late words -- A sweet attention -- To the edge of eros -- Gypsying -- A turn of the circle -- Gone in October -- On a porch in Boulder -- Final chorus
Control code
580105103
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 441 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781604735796
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010010192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)580105103

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