Unconventional in life and art, he was a gay anarchist and Jew-turned-Buddhist who flaunted eccentricity as a badge of distinction. He was a dissenter and political spokesman for leftists, union organizers, and proponents of unfettered sex and psychedelic drugs, and he pursued the ideal and visionary along with the creative in pop culture. His blunt sexuality and unconventional ravings challenged notions of propriety and decorum left over from seventeenth-century puritanism, compounded by eighteenth-century conservatism and nineteenth-century prudery. Spurned by purists as a drugged-out degenerate, but admired by contemporaries as a libertarian crusader, he earned respect from a sprinkling of the literary in-crowd, including poet William Carlos Williams.
I'm attaching a copy of it here. I hope that helps. I'm from a small town called Basile.
It amazes me that one night in Jack Kerouac's infamous roadtrip might have passed through my podunk village. My dad was a high school junior then, so I have this idea of a story somehow linking his life to that historic journey in a fictional account.
Any info would be appreciated. These places are all on Highwaythe northern of the two routes. Basile is between Eunice and Elton, and Jack and friends would undoubtedly have passed through there some time around the last week of January Good luck with your story! Back To Top Question: They are all names invented by Kerouac.
In his reading of a passage from The Subterraneans on his Verve album he actually mentions the real name of one place -- the Open Door -- in parentheses after the Red Drum.
We know that the events described in The Subterraneans took place in the summer of It seems that Jack saw him there sometime in August, as described in the book. Can you tell me more about her, and possibly indicate where I might find a photo of her?
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Alene Lee was an attractive, intelligent black woman, half-Cherokee. There's a different photo of Alene with Burroughs from the same time in the anthology The Beat Journey p. Instead he apparently read the poems of his friend, John Hoffman, who had recently died in Mexico.
What about Hoffman and his poetry — do you know anything about him? The symptoms, according to William Burroughs, were identical. Hoffman, although unpublished, had become an underground legend by the mids, and his surviving twenty-nine short poems, collected under the title Journey to the End, were similar to Lamantia's in their surrealism.
Lamantia read a selection of Hoffman's poems, rather than his own, at the Six Gallery event. Little has been written about Hoffman, although Gerd Stern describes their times together in his book, An Oral History. He writes about meeting John Hoffman at the San Remo bar in New York and taking a sea voyage on a Norwegian ship to Rio de Janeiro around during which they were both "writing poetry like mad.
What probably happened is he had an overdose and lay down to sleep in the sun, and the drug and the sun killed him.
When the captain of the ship asked John to bring him soupJohn misunderstood and brought the captain a bar of soap.Sunflower Sutra is a famous poem by Allen Ginsberg. I walked on the banks of the tincan banana dock and sat down under the huge shade of a Southern Pacific locomotive to look. Louis Ginsberg, the moderate Jewish Socialist and his wife Naomi, who was a radical Communist and irrepressible nudist are the parents of Irwin Allen.
Howl, and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg - Sunflower Sutra summary and analysis. Allen Ginsberg "Sunflower Sutra" presents the poet's views about the America of his time, under the cloak of devastation and desolation of the current arbitration, arising though certain rays of hope.
Sunflower Sutra by Allen Ginsberg..I walked on the banks of the tincan banana dock and sat down under the huge shade of a Southern Pacific locomotive to look for the sunset over the box.
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