Category: Beats of Summer

Guest Post: Jazz and the Beat Generation (#BeatsOfSummer)

  Jazz and the Beat Generation: Jack Kerouac and David Amram Contributed by Stephanie Nikolopoulos Before Jack Kerouac stuck his thumb out and criss-crossed his way across the lush landscape of America, he moved from his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts, to attend prep school… Continue Reading “Guest Post: Jazz and the Beat Generation (#BeatsOfSummer)”

Friday Feature: Giveaway (#BeatsOfSummer)

Hello, Beats of Summer Participants! This is just a quick note to let you know that Jenna from Lost Generation Reader is hosting a Beats Giveaway for us this week!  The giveaway is open to participants of our event and will end on June… Continue Reading “Friday Feature: Giveaway (#BeatsOfSummer)”

Friday’s Featured Beat: Jack Kerouac!

  Name: Jack Kerouac Born:   March 12, 1922 (Lowell, MA) Died:   October 21, 1969 (St. Petersburg, FL) Seminal Work:  On the Road Relationship to The Beat Generation: Jack Kerouac, with Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs, founded The Beat Generation in 1940s… Continue Reading “Friday’s Featured Beat: Jack Kerouac!”

Friday’s Featured Beat: William S. Burroughs!

Name: William S. Burroughs Born:   February 5, 1914 (St. Louis, Missouri) Died:   August 2, 1997 (Lawrence, Kansas) Seminal Work:  Naked Lunch (1959) Relationship to The Beat Generation: William S. Burroughs is often called the founder of The Beat Generation and the godfather of… Continue Reading “Friday’s Featured Beat: William S. Burroughs!”

The Beats of Summer: Master Post

  Welcome to the Master Post for The Beats of Summer! This is a one-month event focused on all things Beats, including primary texts, any re-imaginings of their original works, biographies, critical texts, etc.  In early May, I announced sign-ups for the event, and was very… Continue Reading “The Beats of Summer: Master Post”